PHED180 Foundations of Physical Education

Department of Health, Physical Education & Nursing: Physical Education

I. Course Number and Title
PHED180 Foundations of Physical Education
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250 minutes
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
Designed for students who Plan a career in the Health, Physical Education, or the allied Health discipline
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course gives the prospective teacher of Health, Physical Education and Recreation insight into this area, including the historical, philosophical, and sociological principles with a survey of the latest research and literature in the field. Lifetime health benefits related to proper nutrition and exercise physiology are examined.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. To understand the nature and scope of the discipline of Health and Physical Education.
    2. To understand the objective of Physical Education program.
    3. To form a sound fundamental foundation of the HPER discipline in order to develop a philosophy.
    4. To understand the physiological, psychological, and sociological foundations of HPER.
    5. To understand the history of physical education.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. Nature and Scope of HPER
      1. Is HPER a profession for Me?
      2. What is HPER?
      3. The discipline of HPER
      4. AAHPERD
      5. Preparation for transfer
    2. Careers and Profession Considerations in HPER
      1. Choosing a career
      2. Careers in Education, Research, Journalism, Fitness Centers, Industrial Fitness, YMCA, or YMHA, Others
    3. The Principle of a Physical Educator
      1. Competencies
      2. Preparation
      3. Professional Growth
        1. Organizations
        2. Research
        3. Publications
    4. Objectives of HPER
      1. Physical Fitness
      2. Social Fitness
      3. Emotional Fitness
      4. Intellectual Development
      5. Motor Skill Development
      6. Carry-over Values
    5. Exercise Physiology
      1. Overview of Exercise Physiology
      2. Health, Fitness Dimensions
      3. Benefits of Physical Activity and Exercise
      4. Principles of Fitness Training and Health Components
      5. Deterrents to Fitness
    6. Psychological and Sociological Foundations of HPER
      1. Psychology of Sport
      2. Sociology of Sport
    7. The Wellness Concept
    8. History of Physical Education (Lessons Learned from History)
      1. Physical Education in Ancient Societies
      2. Physical Education (Sport) In Early Greece and Rome
      3. Physical Education in Europe during the Dark Ages To Modern Times
      4. Physical Education in Modern Europe
      5. Physical Education in the United States
    9. Philosophy of Physical Education
      1. Definitions
        1. What is Philosophy
        2. General Philosophies
      2. Idealism
      3. Realism
      4. Pragmatism
      5. Naturalism
      6. Existentialism
      7. Eclectic Approach
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    The required textbook is selected by the full-time faculty teaching this course and will be specified in the course format. These details and others will be clarified in the course format created by each instructor and distributed to each student upon enrollment and attendance in class.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
  1. Lecture and seminar
  2. Instructional videos

Review/Approval Date - 6/99