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Professional Physical Education



PPE 150
Foundations of Physical Education [Lecture] (2.0)

This course provides an introduction to the field of physical education and sport with emphasis on history and the philosophies that shaped that history. Extensive coverage is given to the status of physical education today, with special attention paid to New York State. (Offered alternate years)

PPE 225
Administration Interscholastic Athletics [Lecture] (3.0)

The nature of athletic administration, duties and responsibilities of directors, policies and practices, programs, administration of related programs, and New York State Education Department regulations are studied. This meets the New York State coaching certification requirement: The Philosophy, Principles, and Organization of Athletics in Education. (Offered alternate years)

PPE 235
Coaching Techniques & Practices [Lecture] (3.0)

Designed to prepare coaches, this course covers all aspects of the role of the coach as a professional. It uses practical coaching examples to take coaches through the teaching/learning process and offers valuable advice for improving teaching effectiveness. PPE 235 and PPE 450 meet the New York State coaching certification requirement: Theory and Techniques of Coaching. (Offered alternate years)

PPE 250
Scientific Bases of Exercise [Lecture] (3.0)

In this introductory course of the two scientific disciplines that relate directly to exercise, namely biomechanics and exercise physiology, information is presented that highlights two main categories. First, in each scientific area, background material is presented upon which athletic performance is based. Second, scientific topics are addressed which have direct applicability to coaching athletics and teaching sports skills. This meets the New York State coaching certification requirement: Health Sciences Related to Coaching. (Offered alternate years)

PPE 260
Individual/Dual Sports [PE Skills] (3.0)

This course introduces students to the basic principles involved in planning, teaching, and assessment of a variety of individual/dual games including, but not limited to, bowling, golf, racquetball, track and field, tennis, badminton, and lawn games. Students will also work on their own competency skills in each sport. (Offered alternate years)

PPE 270
Team Sports [PE Skills] (3.0)

This course introduces students to the basic principles involved in planning, teaching, and assessment of a variety of team games including, but not limited to, basketball, soccer, volleyball, flag football, softball/baseball, and team handball. Students will also work on their own competency skills in each sport. (Offered alternate years)

PPE 310
Measurement & Evaluation [Lecture] (3.0)

This course will address the many ways to assess physical education, including the use of technology in that assessment. Special attention will be paid to the New York State Physical Education Profile. (Offered alternate years)

PPE 315
Elementary Physical Education [Lecture] (3.0)

This course will expose students to the knowledge, materials, methods, and experiences that will prepare them to teach physical education in the elementary schools. To be taken concurrently with PPE 315 OPE. (Offered alternate years)

PPE 315
Elementary Physical Education [OPE] (0.0)

A 25-hour field experience observing and working with students in an elementary physical education setting. To be taken concurrently with PPE 315. (Offered alternate years)

PPE 320
Secondary Physical Education [Lecture] (3.0)

This course will expose students to the knowledge, materials, methods, and experiences that will prepare them to teach physical education in the secondary schools. To be taken concurrently with PPE 320 OPE. (Offered alternate years)

PPE 320
Secondary Physical Education [OPE] (0.0)

A 25-hour field experience observing and working with students in a secondary education setting. To be taken concurrently with PPE 320. (Offered alternate years)

PPE 325
Classroom Management-Physical Education [Lecture] (3.0)

This course will cover the "how" of teaching physical education in the elementary and secondary schools, with special attention given to classroom management skills and teaching strategies. (Offered alternate years)

PPE 325
Classroom Management-Physical Education [OPE] (0.0)

A 25-hour field experience related to classroom management in physical education. To be taken concurrently with PPE 325.

PPE 330
Adapted Physical Education [PE Skills] (1.0)

This course gives students practical application of special education skills and knowledge in the physical education classroom. (Offered alternate years)

PPE 350
Analysis of Human Motion [Lecture] (3.0)

Mechanical analysis of human movement as related to physical activity is taught in this course. Prerequisites: BIO 201 and 202. (Offered alternate years)

PPE 360
Motor Learning [Lecture] (3.0)

This course focuses on the application of basic principles of learning as applied to physical activity to teaching and acquiring motor skills. Prerequisites: BIO 201 and 202. (Offered alternate years)

PPE 443
K-12 Physical Education Student Teaching Content Seminar [Lecture] (1.0)

This capstone experience is taken concurrently with student teaching. The students will debrief and process their student teaching experiences. Attention will be given to classroom management issues, to schools as organizations, to hiring and interviewing processes, and to the review of pedagogical issues in physical education.

PPE 450
Coaching Practicum [Practicum] (2.0)

This practicum offers the student the opportunity to coach adolescents under the supervision of a master coach. This practicum, along with PPE 235, meets the New York State coaching certification requirement for Theory and Techniques of Coaching. Prerequisites: PPE 225, PPE 235, and PPE 250.

PPE 451
Junior Practicum [OPE] (0.0)

A 20-hour field experience providing practice in teaching physical education to homeschooled students. To be taken concurrently with PPE 451. Prerequisites: PPE 310, 315, 320, 325, and 330 or permission of the instructor.

PPE 451
Junior Practicum [Practicum] (1.0)

This course involves planning for and teaching homeschool children twice a week in a physical education class. Should be taken the semester immediately preceding student teaching. To be taken concurrently with PPE 451 OPE. Prerequisites: PPE 310, 315, 320, 325, and 330 or permission of the instructor.


NOTE:

The number in parentheses following the course title indicates the semester hours of credit assigned to the course.
An H following the course number indicates an honors level course.