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Curriculum Committee – November 2017



HPER 1101 – Introduction to Sport and Kinesiology

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  1. COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Sport and Kinesiology


COURSE NUMBER: 1101 CATALOG PREFIX: HPER
II. PREREQUISITE: None
III. CREDIT HOURS: 3 LECTURE HOURS: 3

LABORATORY HOURS: 0 OBSERVATION HOURS: 0
IV. COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Study of physical education, exercise science, sport, and other related fields as academic disciplines and professions. Examination of history, philosophies, concepts, issues, and trends of physical education and sport.
V. GRADING:
Grading will follow policy in the catalog. The scale is as follows:
A: 90-100

B: 80-89


C: 70-79

D: 60-69


F: 0-59

VI. ADOPTED TEXT(S):
Foundations of Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sport

18th Edition

Wuest, Deborah (2015)

New York City, NY: McGraw-Hill.

ISBN - 9781259308772 (e-book only with Connect)
VII. COURSE OBJECTIVES:
1. Identify the objectives of physical education, fitness, and sport and explain the meaning of each.

2. Formulate a personal philosophy of physical education, fitness, and sport.

3. Begin to understand the duties and responsibilities of a professional physical educator.

4. Learn about the different sub-disciplines and allied professions of physical education.

5. Learn about the history of physical education in the United States.

6. Investigate possible careers in physical education and initiate activities to assist in preparing for a career in the field.

7. Analyze current issues and trends in physical education, fitness, and sport and develop personal approaches for addressing these.
VIII. COURSE METHODOLOGY:
Written tests, lecture, field trips (classroom observations of elementary and secondary physical education classes), papers (personal philosophy and interview of a professional), web site reviews, journal article reviews, and case study discussions.
IX. COURSE OUTLINE (list of major topics to be discussed each week)


  • Week One - Introduction to course, meaning and scope - define physical education, exercise science, health, recreation, leisure, dance

  • Week Two - Philosophies of physical education

  • Week Three - Health and physical education in society

  • Week Four - History of physical education in the world and in the United States

  • Week Five - History of physical education in the world and in the United States cont.

  • Week Six - Motor behavior and motor development

  • Week Seven - Biomechanical foundations

  • Week Eight - Biomechanical foundations cont.

  • Week Nine - Exercise physiology and fitness

  • Week Ten - Exercise physiology and fitness cont.

  • Week Eleven - Careers in physical education and professional development

  • Week Twelve - Teaching and coaching careers

  • Week Thirteen - Fitness and health-related fields

  • Week Fourteen - Sport careers

  • Week Fifteen - The future of physical education - issues and trends

  • Week Sixteen - Final exam


X. OTHER REQUIRED BOOKS, SOFTWARE AND MATERIALS:
None
XI. EVALUATION:


  • Two papers – 20%

  • Scholarly article reviews and web site reviews - 10%

  • Exams - 50%

  • *Class participation – 20%

*May include overall attendance, case studies, fitness testing, observations, quizzes, participation in class discussions, and any other group activities the instructor requires.
XII. SPECIFIC MANAGEMENT REQUIREMENTS:
None
XIII. OTHER INFORMATION:
FERPA: Students need to understand that your work may be seen by others. Others may

see your work when being distributed, during group project work, or if it is chosen for

demonstration purposes. Students also need to know that there is a strong possibility that

your work may be submitted to other entities for the purpose of plagiarism checks.


DISABILITIES: Students with disabilities may contact the Disabilities Service Office,

Central Campus, at 800-628-7722 or 937-393-3431.


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