Health & Physical Activity Promotion Program Requirements

These requirements are from an excerpt from the University Academic Catalog, which outlines the requirements for a student to earn the distinction of being a Castleton University graduate. The complete catalog is available online.

The B.S. in Physical Education with a concentration in Health and Physical Activity Promotion prepares candidates for careers in non-school settings such as public health departments, government agencies, hospitals and medical centers, work-sites, youth programs, camps, fitness centers, recreation departments, and non-profit community organizations.

Complete the Physical Education core (57 cr):

Code Course Credits

PSY 1050

Human Growth and Development

complete 1 of these courses:

A survey of human developmental psychology from the prenatal period to late adulthood. The major focus is on theoretical and practical implications of developmental research for cognitive, personality and social development. Special attention will be given to interactions between maturation and experience.

Every semester

3

PSY 2110

Educational Psychology

An examination of the principles and theories of learning as they apply to the developmental changes of the child. Special emphasis will be placed on how the child learns and ways of producing optimal conditions for childhood learning.

Every semester

3

PSY 3265

Child and Adolescent Development

This course surveys the major areas of the psychology of child and adolescent development, emphasizing an understanding of the important methods, terms, theories, and findings in the field of child development.

This course fulfills the Social and Behavioral Understanding Frame of Reference.

Every semester

3

AHS 2150

Designs for Fitness

and complete all of these courses:

This course investigates the basic components of fitness. Topics include: fitness assessment testing, individualized exercise prescriptions, team conditioning programs, risk factor analysis and chronic disease prevention, behavior modification, nutrition and weight control, body composition analysis, hydration and heat illness prevention, physiological effects of training and overtraining.

This course fulfills the Scientific and Mathematical Understanding Frame of Reference.

Fee Fee $15

Every semester

3

AHS 3150

Physiology of Exercise

An examination of the acute and chronic physiological responses to exercise. Muscle, renal, endocrine and environmental physiology, energy metabolism, and cardiovascular function in response to exercise training will be emphasized and applied to laboratory activities.

Prerequisite: BIO 2011 and BIO 2012

Fee Fee $50

Every semester

4

BIO 2011

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

An investigation of the structure and function of the human body in health and disease. Topics include: the cell, cellular metabolism, tissues, integument, skeletal system, articulations, and muscular and nervous systems.

Lecture and lab.

This course fulfills the Scientific and Mathematical Understanding Frame of Reference.

Prerequisite: Nursing, Physical Education, Natural Science, Psychology or Social Work major or consent of instructor. Previous experience in biology and chemistry (high school or college) is highly recommended.

Fee Lab fee $50.

Fall

4

BIO 2012

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

A continuation of BIO 2011. Topics include the endocrine, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, urinary and reproductive systems.

Lecture and lab.

This course fulfills the Scientific and Mathematical Understanding Frame of Reference.

Prerequisite: BIO 2011 or consent of instructor.

Fee Lab fee $50.

Spring

4

DAN 2020

Teaching Rhythms And Dance

This course provides students the opportunity to discover the science and art of teaching dance and rhythms. Outcomes for this course are aligned to physical education teacher education competencies, and both content knowledge and physical demonstration of skills will be assessed. This course requires a significant amount of physical activity.

Spring

2

OER 1211

Adventure Education – Low Elements

The Project Adventure Model-An interrelated and sequential approach to adventure education for the physical education class or any classroom environment. Students will learn cooperative warm ups, non-traditional games, trust activities, problem solving initiative, and will include involvement in a low ropes challenge course.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Fee Fee $15.

Spring

2

PED 1015

Introduction to Health and Physical Activity Promotion

This course is an introduction to health and physical activity promotion in society, communities and schools. Discussion of health and physical activity promotion history, philosophy and ethics, career opportunities, recreation, and athletics are included.

Fall

3

PED 1610

Concepts of Fitness and Skill Performance

The course emphasizes the development and assessment of fundamental motor skills and fitness levels in physical education candidates. Students are required to demonstrate competent (mature) skill levels and Health Fitness Zone levels on the Fitness Gram for successful completion of this course.

Fall

2

PED 2010

Beginning Swimming

This course will focus on developing a variety of competencies required for proficient swimming, including body position, stroke technique, floating, treading water, and breathing. In addition, students will learn how to teach basic swimming skills with specific attention to instructional methods and safety considerations. Required physical education majors' swim exam will be administered in this course.

Fall (First Half of Semester), Spring (Second Half of Semester)

1

PED 2160

Emergency Care and Personal Safety

Emergency Care is an American Red Cross Emergency Response Course based on the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) 1995 First Responder: National Standards Curriculum. This course will provide the participant essential information for developing the functional first aid capabilities of a first responder. As a crucial link in the EMS system, first responders evaluate and treat patients until more advanced medical help can arrive. This course does not provide state licensure for ambulance personnel.

Fee Fee $15.

Every semester

3

PED 2260

Gymnastics/Stunts and Tumbling

Fall (Second Half of Semester)

1

PED 2310

Technology for Health and Physical Education

This course will provide to students the technology competencies expected of 21st century educators, and specifically the technology skills required in the fields of physical education and health education. Students will learn how to apply what they experience in this course to both their future teaching and to the production of their electronic licensure portfolio. Students are encouraged to supply their own iPad and/or laptop.

Restrictions Physical or Health Education majors

Spring

3

PED 2320

Motor Learning

This course is designed to present information concerning the fundamental principles and concepts in the acquisition and refinement of motor skills/abilities. The learning and performance of motor skills become cornerstones from which concepts, processes, and strategies are built. The course provides the students with a basic understanding of the discipline and to provide experiences that will enhance their understanding and application of motor learning in a variety of environments. Laboratory sessions are designed to enhance the understanding of the topics covered in lecture.

Periodically

3

PED 2410

Curriculum and Instruction in Physical Education

Examines the physical education curriculum at the elementary and secondary levels; emphasizes strategies for planning effective instruction; explores teaching and learning styles; analyzes effective behavior management; and examines safety and liability.

Prerequisite: PED 1015 and PED 2420.

Periodically

3

PED 2420

Foundations of Teaching Health and Physical Education

This course gives students the opportunity to discover the science and art of teaching. Students, through a field-based experience, observe and reflect upon the act of learning in physical education and/or health education at the elementary,and/or secondary levels. Included is a study of the historical, social, and philosophical foundations of contemporary education and an examination of current educational trends and programs. Areas of study include professionalism, school laws, governance of schools, equitable learning, school problems, basic teaching strategies, development of an educational philosophy, and an introduction to state and national standards for students and teachers. Students will complete a minimum of 20 hours in a supervised classroom setting that involves direct observation and participation. A law enforcement background check completed at the student's expense may be required. Personal transportation is required.

Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in PED 1015.

Fee Fee $15

3

PED 3110

Adapted Physical Education

Examines inclusion of children with disabilities in the physical education class. P.L. 94-142 and other legal mandates will be a major focus of the course. A practicum experience outside of class is included.

Prerequisite: PED 2410 or and PED 2420 or permission of the instructor.

Spring

3

PED 3135

Teaching Individual Sport Skills

This course presents the teaching and analysis of motor skill performance using several individual sport skills. Students will learn and apply the principles of planning, progression, lesson organization, and the application of various teaching approaches to the following activities, including but not limited to: snowshoeing, bowling, geo-caching, First Tee youth golf, and tennis. Four off-campus meetings required for bowling and golf activities.

Prerequisite: PED 2410

Fee Fee $30.00

Spring

3

PED 3220

Teaching Net and Racquet Sports

This course presents the teaching and analysis of racquet, net, and wall games. Students will learn and apply the principles of lesson organization, assessment of motor skills, and the application of various teaching approaches. Emphasis will be placed on planning and applying developmentally appropriate activities for all learners.

Prerequisite: PED 2410

Periodically

3

PED 3320

Teaching Team Motor Skills

This course presents the teaching and analysis of motor skill performance using several sport and game topics. Students will learn and apply the principles of planning, progression, extension, refinement, lesson organization, and the application of tactics and strategy to team play.

Prerequisite: PED 2410

Fall

3

PED 4030

Organization and Administration of Physical Education

This course investigates the various operations of physical education and physical activity-based programing. Areas of study include leadership, budgeting, equipment and facility management, scheduling, legal liability and risk management, advocacy, public relations, career placement, and current trends in the profession.

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

Every semester

1

And complete these courses for the Concentration in Health and Physical Activity Promotion (9-18 cr):

Code Course Credits

HED 3051

Health and Physical Activity Promotion I

This course deals with the analysis of principles of program planning in health and physical activity promotion. Topics include: needs assessment, community analysis and organization, program planning and selection, program implementation and coordination, and program evaluation.

Prerequisite: HED 2310 or PED 2410 or permission of instructor

3

HED 4052

Health and Physical Activity Promotion II

This course builds off the knowledge and skill base in HED 3051 Health and Physical Activity Promotion I. Additional topics include: administration and management of health and physical activity promotion programs, serving as a health and physical activity resource person, and communication and advocacy for health and physical activity promotion.

Prerequisite: HED 3051 with a grade of C or better

3

HED 4810

Internship in Health and Physical Activity Promotion

The Internship in Health and Physical Activity Promotion is designed to be a capstone experience that provides students with an opportunity to utilize their knowledge and skills working in the field.

Prerequisite: HED 4052 with a grade of "C" or better and permission of the PED Department Chair

3-12

And complete the University's Gen Ed requirements

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