Graduate Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education (PES) Courses

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PES 528 Psychology of Injury (B). Addresses the psychological aspects of sport and exercise-related injury, inclusive of relevant research and implications for the practicing professional. Topics include psychological risk factors associated with injury; personal and situational factors influencing injury recovery (e.g. sociocultural, mental, and emotional factors); and psychological tools to optimize the recovery process (e.g. prevention, detection, assessment, and intervention strategies). 3 Cr. Summer.

PES 530 Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology (A). Examines psychological concepts, research, and theories in relation to sport and exercise participation. Studies individual and environmental factors affecting the performance and experience of athletes and exercisers. Familiarizes students with aspects of psychological skills training (goal setting, self-confidence, arousal regulation, imagery and concentration), as well as knowledge concerning how motivation, cognition and affect influence psychological well-being in sport and exercise setting. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 552 The Challenges of Coaching (B). Takes a case-study approach to dealing with specific problems involved in coaching. Examines the problem solving process as it can be applied to the coaching of sports at the youth, junior and senior high level, and collegiate level. 3 Cr. Fall.

PES 560 Ethics of Sport (A). Examines how basic ethical theories relate to problems facing sport communities and professionals today. Provides critical analysis of ethical dilemmas in contemporary sport. Emphasizes the understanding of ethical frameworks and the application of these frameworks to ethical problems arising in sport contexts. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 581 Instructional Strategies in Adapted Physical Education (B). Co requisite: PEP 445. This course studies instructional strategies in adapted physical education. It emphasizes instruction for students with intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, and/or behavioral/emotional disabilities. 3 Cr. Every Fall. 3 Cr. Fall.

PES 582 Adapted Physical Activity and Sport (B). Prerequisites: PEP 445 and PES 413 or equivalent. Covers the effects of physical and sensory disabilities on the physical/motor performance of children and youth, and emphasizes the effects of spinal-cord injuries, cerebral palsy, and auditory and visual impairments. Discusses the implications for the selection and adaptation of appropriate activities. Closed to students who have completed PEP 482. 3 Cr. Fall.

PES 583 Early Childhood Physical Education (B). Prerequisites: PEP 445 and PES 413 or equivalent. Involves teaching physical education to children aged 0-5 with and without disabilities. Emphasizes assessment and program planning for an early childhood population. Incorporates a field experience to supplement lectures and discussion. Closed to students who have completed PEP 483. 3 Cr. Spring.

PES 590 Administration and Supervision of Physical Education and Athletics (B). Acquaints interscholastic or intercollegiate athletic administrators with an overview of the idealistic, realistic and practical realms of the management of the competitive sport process. Analyzes the objectives, policies and strategies for the management and supervision of high school and collegiate athletic programs. Focuses on the total responsibility of the athletic director. 3 Cr. Spring.

PES 595 Problems in Physical Education (A). Provides an analysis of selected problems in the liberal arts. Examines professional or performance aspects of physical education problems listed in class schedule. May be repeated for credit. 1-3 Cr.

PES 599 Independent Study (B). Considered an enlargement of the graduate program, enables students to pursue in greater depth topics studied previously in conventional graduate-level courses. Designed individually through consultation to suit the student's needs and interests and the special competence of the instructor. Additional requirements may be established by the department. 1-3 Cr.

PES 601 Analysis of Teaching Physical Education (B). Provides an investigation and analysis of decisions and behaviors of physical education teachers in relation to their role as facilitators of learning. Requires students to use descriptive analytic observation systems to analyze personal teaching behaviors. Requires a research paper to include use of an observation system under controlled situations and field experiences in observing physical education teachers. 3 Cr. Fall.

PES 604 Research Methods and Evaluation (B). A lecture /discussion course designed to further students’ knowledge about various methodologies employed in physical activity research including analytical, descriptive, experimental and qualitative approaches to problem solving. Students learn about the research process and apply their knowledge through various research-based projects, analyze and critique existing studies which appear in the literature, and develop library skills for research, which will underpin all other aspects of the course. 3 Cr.

PES 605 Research Design (A). Prerequisite: PES 604. Explores quantitative research designs and matching strategies for data analysis in physical activity research. Presents quantitative analysis, including describing relationships among variables and differences among groups. Also introduces multivariate, nonparametric and meta-analysis. Includes the use of preasheet programs and statistical software packages to do data analysis. 3 Cr. Spring. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 606 Qualitiative Research Methods in PE (A). This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge related to qualitative methods of data collection and analysis of qualitative data. The course approaches the topic of qualitative research methods from both a theoretical and a practical perspective through assigned readings, class discussion, writing and projects. The class provides hands-on experience with qualitative methods of data collection and analysis of various types of qualitative data. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 607 Curriculum Design in Physical Education (B). Examines the general principles and assumptions underlying development of curriculum as they apply to physical education studied in relation to the student, environment, needs and society. Analyzes and evaluates contemporary models and/or conceptual frameworks of physical education programs as a basis for the development of student's personal beliefs, skills and techniques in design or redesign of curriculum at various organizational levels and program emphases. 3 Cr. Spring.

PES 614 Behavior Management in Physical Education (A). This course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to develop and implement behavior plans based on the results of a functional behavior assessment. As well, students will learn how to utilize the principles of positive behavior support to build relevant replacement skills, incorporate prevention strategies and improve the aspects of the student’s environment that relate to the problem behavior. In addition, students will develop the skills to develop and implement, as appropriate, individually designed crisis intervention procedures. 3 Cr. Spring.

PES 617 Seminar in Physical Education (B). Explores current issues and trends in elementary school physical education. Provides practical experiences in curriculum development, instructional strategies, and assessment for teachers in grades Pre K-5. Based on the content and pedagogy of the American Master Teacher program. 3 Cr. Fall.

PES 621 Instructional Design in Physical Education (B). Prerequisite: PES 607. Focuses on relevant concepts from educational psychology and learning theory, as well as on a "generic" instructional design model. Provides methods for analyzing instructional tasks and writing behavioral objectives to elicit desired results. Discusses emerging trends in instructional design, including the use of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) in physicaleducation settings. 3 Cr.

PES 627 Seminar in Secondary School Physical Education (B). Prerequisite: PES 607. Explores current issues and trends in secondary school physical education. Provides practical experiences in development of new curriculum materials, innovative instructional strategies, grant writing, technology and assessment for middle and high school teachers. Seeks to apply current research to practical situations. 3 Cr. Spring.

PES 640 Event and Facility Management in Sport (A). Students will learn the factors involved in managing events. They will also learn strategies for planning, designing, constructing, maintaining, scheduling and managing facilities and equipment. 3 Cr. Spring.

PES 660 Fitness and Conditioning for Teachers and Coaches (B). Provides students with an indepth understanding of the factors determining physical fitness and various techniques used for physical conditioning. Emphasizes recent findings by researchers. Discusses subject matter relative to its application by teachers and coaches. 3 Cr. Fall.

PES 681 Development in the Aging Adult (A). This course will be a graduate course focusing upon a variety of issues spanning adulthood. The content is multidisciplinary covering a variety of issues across adulthood through current literature and research in the biological, physiological, sociological, and psychological domains with an emphasis upon health, wellness, and physical activity in adulthood. Discussion will expand upon ideas on how health and wellness influence physical and cognitive function in the older adult. 3 Cr. Summer.

PES 682 Low Incidence Disabilities (B). Prerequisite: PEP 445. This course provides a seminar and teaching experiences with children with low incidence disabilities and unique physical education needs. Sites for practical and field experiences are selected on the basis of interests and needs of students and required course objectives and outcomes. Pre-requisite: PEP 445 or equivalent or instructor's permission. 3 Cr. Fall.

PES 683 Program Development in Adapted Physical Education (B). Prerequisites: PES 581 and PES 582. Covers the organization and administration of physical education programs for students with unique needs. Discusses legal implications, instructional adaptations, adapted physical education curricula and other factors that must be considered when programming for students whose needs cannot be met in regular educational programs. 3 Cr. Summer.

PES 684 Seminar and Practicum in Adapted Physical Education (B). Prerequisite: PES 581, PES 582. Provides practical teaching experience in adapted physical education programs. Select schools or agencies are selected on the basis of interests of students and required course competencies. Includes seminar discussion related to practicum assignments and general problems in the area of adapted physical education. 3 Cr. Spring.

PES 685 Seminar and Practicum in Early Childhood Adapted Physical Education (B). Prerequisites: PES 581, PES 582, PES 583. Provides a field experience working with infants, toddlers and/or preschool children with disabilities. Emphasizes the development of competencies for providing physical activity/education services. Seminar experiences supplement field work. 3 Cr. Spring.

PES 686 Consultation in Adapted Physical Education (B). Prerequisites: PES 581, PES 582. Designed to develop knowledge and skills required to plan, implement and evaluate consultancy services in adapted physical education. Incorporates opportunities to develop abilities for consultation with field experiences designed to provide consultation. 3 Cr.

PES 690 Problems in Physical Education and Athletic Administration (A). Examines problems and challenges encountered by secondary and collegiate physical educators and coaches in the administration of physical education and sport programs. Also examines possible courses of action to meet such problems and challenges. Includes case study and problem-solving approaches. 3 Cr. Spring.

PES 691 Sport Marketing (B). This course is intended to provide students with a broad appreciation for marketing; up-to-date understanding of marketing concepts and they are currently being applied to athletic contexts; and serve as a foundation for students who plan to do advanced study and work in marketing, consumer behavior and related fields. 3 Cr. Spring.

PES 692 Budget and Finance in Sport (A). This course is intended to broaden the students’ perspective on the various means for budgeting and financing sport organizations and to examine the various means of controlling costs and increasing revenue. 3 Cr. Fall.

PES 791 Internship in Athletic Administration (B). Provides an entry-level experience in an athletic administrative setting. Requires involvement in day-to-day duties in athletic administration and observation of higher level management operations. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 795 Thesis (B). Requires the preparation and oral defense of a substantial research and writing project planned and completed under the guidance of a graduate faculty committee. 1-6 Cr. Every Semester.

PES 798 Synthesis Project Seminar (B). Prerequisite: PES 604 and PES 605 or PES 606; with instructor's permission PES 798 may be taken cocurrently with PES 605. Requires preparation and presentation of a literature review in a widely investigated topic of the student's choice. Involves analysis, evaluation and integration of the published literature on the topic, as well as the student's conclusions pertaining to the research findings. Students in the early childhood emphasis of the adapted physical education concentration must complete a project related to early childhood adapted to physical education as a part of PES 798. 3 Cr. Every Semester. 3 Cr. Every Semester.

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