Physical Education

Teacher Certification in Physical Education

  1. FOR HEALTH AND MOVEMENT SCIENCE MAJORS EARNING K-12 ENDORSEMENTS: Students majoring in Health and Movement Science who desire Iowa Teacher Certification with elementary and secondary Physical Education endorsement must also complete the Secondary Education Program (with HLTH2410 Children's Health and Development - K-8 Health and Physical Education Methods Lab and PHED3333 Methods and Assessment of Teaching 5-12 Health and Physical Education as the appropriate methods courses).
     
  2. FOR NON-HEALTH AND MOVEMENT SCIENCE MAJORS WHO WANT A SECONDARY PHYSICAL EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT (5-12): Non-Health and Movement Science majors desiring a Physical Education secondary endorsement (5-12) in Iowa must complete the Secondary Education Program (with PHED3333 Methods and Assessment of Teaching 5-12 Health and Physical Education as the appropriate methods course), a major in a secondary teaching field, and the following courses:

Authorizations/Certifications

FOR STUDENTS SEEKING AN IOWA COACHING AUTHORIZATION, THE FOLLOWING COURSES MUST BE COMPLETED.

  • ATHT3100 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3 s.h.
  • BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 s.h.
  • HLTH1100 First Aid or
         PHED0610 Life Guard Training 1 s.h.
  • HLTH2400 Children's Health and Development 3 s.h. or
    PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
  • PHED3410 Theory of Coaching 1 s.h.

Courses in Physical Education

Physical Education Activities

Physical Education Activities 1-2 s.h.
A wide variety of classes in team, individual and recreational activities. Goal 3F. Classes include:
PHED0010 Advanced Tennis
PHED0050 Yoga
PHED0060 Aerobic Dance
PHED0070 Tennis, Paddleball, Badminton
PHED0140 Beginning and Intermediate Swimming
PHED0150 Bowling*
PHED0220 Fencing
PHED0270 Golf
PHED0360 Scuba*
PHED0420 Total Body Conditioning
PHED0430 Beginning Tennis
PHED0450 Beginning Volleyball
PHED0480 Advanced Swimming
PHED0490 Relaxation and Stress Management
PHED0560 Archery and Table Tennis
PHED0570 Personal Activity
PHED0590 Beginning Basketball
PHED0600 Advanced Basketball
PHED0610 Life Guard Training*
PHED0660 Dance

*Additional fee required

PHED0750-0990 Intercollegiate Athletics 0-1 s.h.
Participation as a member of a GU athletic team. Goal 3F. Intercollegiate athletic classes include:
PHED0510 Cheerleading
PHED0530 Gadets
PHED0750 Basketball (Men)
PHED0760 Basketball (Women)
PHED0770 Baseball
PHED0780 Wrestling
PHED0790 Cross Country (Men)
PHED0800 Cross Country (Women)
PHED0810 Bowling (Men)
PHED0820 Bowling (Women)
PHED0830 Football
PHED0850 Golf (Men)
PHED0860 Golf (Women)
PHED0880 Softball
PHED0890 Tennis (Men)
PHED0900 Tennis (Women)
PHED0910 Track (Men)
PHED0920 Track (Women)
PHED0930 Volleyball (Men)
PHED0940 Volleyball (Women)
PHED0970 Soccer (Men)
PHED0980 Soccer (Women)

PHED1100 New Games 1 s.h.
Development and participation of new games for the K-12 learner, lifelong learner, and leisure.

PHED1200 Motor Learning 2 s.h.
Introduction to the principles involved in learning and teaching motor skills.

PHED1240 Introduction to Movement Science 2 s.h.
The emphasis will be on the development of ideal fundamental movement patterns primarily focused on the upper body and core developed through the principles of progression, variety and precision. We will emphasize the understanding and application of efficient progressions to simultaneously assess, reverse, and reduce injury by improving tissue health. We will accomplish this by asking why through the use of a comprehensive self assessment of proper mobility, ideal muscle balances, and functional movement patterns, and through the use of these assessments we will become skilled at preventative protocols, to arrest, reduce and eliminate unhealthy environments in our soft tissue with the ultimate goal to develop ideal fundamental movement patterns.

PHED1260 Movement Science II I 2 s.h.
A detailed view of the NASM Corrective Exercise Continuum with analysis of movement dysfunction and the principles applied to musculoskeletal function. The course examines the anatomy of full-body movement and function as it relates to activities of daily living, athletics, and exercise. Utilizing theory and practice based approaches, the course details functional movement impairments and application of restorative theory. Prerequisite: PHED1240 Introduction to Movement Science.

PHED2000 Individual Study 1-3 s.h.

PHED2200 Sport Officiating 2 s.h.
Study of officiating various sports with emphasis placed on rules and procedures, penalties and fouls, mechanics and signals.

PHED2240 Theory and Practice in Aquatics 2 s.h.
Survey of the aquatics area: analysis and evaluation of swimming, diving, and lifesaving skills. The course leads to certification as a Water Safety Instructor by the American Red Cross. Additional fee required. Prerequisite: Advanced Lifesaving. 

PHED2260 Introduction to Performance Training 2 s.h.
Theory and application of performance training to include flexibility, core, balance, plyometric, resistance, and power training. Using an integrated approach to performance students will explore programming and periodization for sport and human performance. Prerequisite: PHED1260 Movement Science II.

PHED2350 Teaching Team Sports 2 s.h.
Teaching technique, analysis of skills, and principles of skill development in areas such as soccer, basketball, volleyball and softball. Prerequisite: Health and Movement Science major, Elementary Education major (PE Concentration), or consent of instructor.

PHED2370 Teaching Individual Sports 2 s.h.
Teaching techniques, analysis of skills, and principles of skill development in areas such as golf, bowling, disc golf and racquet sports. Prerequisite: Health and Movement Science major, Elementary Education major (PE Concentration), or consent of instructor.

PHED2380 Creative Rhythm and Movement 3 s.h.
The study and understanding of movement concepts as they relate to special awareness, effort, and rhythm through movement education, dance, and educational gymnastics.

PHED2720 Physical Training Practicum I 1 s.h.
This practicum is designed to allow students to apply appropriate postural and functional movement screening to various populations. In addition, students will continue to incorporate and master skills learned in previous core coursework. Practical experience outside the scheduled classroom will be required. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: CEPE Major, PHED1200, 1230, 1250 with a "C" or better, and sophomore standing. Must pass with "C" or better.

PHED2900 Topics in Physical Education 1-3 s.h.
Study of selected topics in Physical Education to be announced prior to the semester when the course is offered. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

PHED3000 Individual Study 1-3 s.h.

PHED3120 Speed, Agility and Endurance 2 s.h.
Theory and practical application of running, jumping, directional change, stability and other related mobility skills designed to enhance on and off-the-ground performance. 

PHED3130 Sports Psychology (Also PSYC3130) 3 s.h.
Analysis and application of psychological and sociological data related to the participation of the coach and the athlete in competitive sports programs. Prerequisites: Junior standing or instructor's permission.

PHED3280 The Foundations of Physical Education 3 s.h.
An introduction to the body of knowledge encompassing the discipline of physical education and the role of the professional physical educator. The course includes the historic philosophies, biologic, anatomic, psychologic, sociologic, and anthropologic foundations of physical education and their impact on human performance and values in sport.

PHED3333 Methods and Assessment of Teaching 5-12 Health and Physical Education 4 s.h.
Theory and development of teaching competence for prospective teachers of health and physical education at 5-12 levels. Implementation of assessment and evaluation techniques through classroom and practical experiences. .

PHED3340 Biomechanics 3 s.h.
A systematic study of the bones, joints, and muscles of the human body as well as internal external forces initiating and modifying movement. Prerequisite: BIOL2300 must show grade of "C" or higher. Goal 10 (Goal 10 Catalog 0809+)

PHED3400 Practicum in Physical Education 1-3 s.h.
Advanced teaching experience in college physical education activity classes. Prerequisite: PHED3330.

PHED3410 Theory of Coaching 1 s.h.
Knowledge and understanding of the techniques and theory of coaching interscholastic athletics, including professional ethics in coaching.

PHED3420 Practicum in Coaching 2 s.h.
Field experience for practical application of knowledge and theory in a professional setting. Student acquires experience in all phases of coaching with highly qualified personnel in a selected sport. (Note - no one may participate with students on a team in Iowa PK-12 schools unless they hold a coaching authorization or endorsement.) Pre-/corequisite: PHED3410 Theory of Coaching.

PHED3430 Adaptive Physical Education 3 s.h.
Theory and techniques of adaptive, corrective and developmental activities to meet the needs of "special persons."

PHED3720 Physical Training Practicum II 1 s.h.
This practicum is designed to allow students to apply appropriate corrective exercises to various populations. In addition, students will continue to incorporate and master skills learned in previous core coursework. Practical experience outside the scheduled classroom will be required. Prerequisites: CEPE Major, PHED2720, 2250 with a "C" or better, and junior standing. Must pass with "C" or better.

PHED3900 Topics in Physical Education 1-3 s.h.
Study of selected topics in Physical Education to be announced prior to the semester when the course is offered. May be repeated for credit as topics change.

PHED4000 Individual Study 1-3 s.h.

PHED4100 Tactical Aquatics 3 s.h.
Theory and practical application of approved operational skills required to effectively function in an aquatic environment. Prerequisite: Fitness Leadership major. 

PHED4360 Physiology of Exercise 3 s.h.
The principles and practices of energizing the human body for physical exercise. Prerequisite: BIOL2300 must show grade of "C" or better.

PHED4500 Performance Enhancement Programming 3 s.h.
Study of the variety of tools available to assess human performance. A broad range of instrumentation will be utilized. Prescriptive models will be studied and applied as a practical means of directing client performance training. Prerequisites: PHED1240 and PHED2260 and PHED3120, or ATHT4260 with a "C" or better. Goal 4ab

PHED4710 Internship in Physical Education 3-6 s.h.
Field experience providing practical application of knowledge and theory in a professional setting with qualified personnel. Example areas may include sports information, sports management, eligibility, equipment management, facility management, and others as approved by the HMS internship coordinator. Experiences may come from a single setting or a combination of settings. Six weeks or 240 hours preferably taken consecutively are required. Up to 3 s.h. may be waived for students completing internships from other majors within HMS. Repeatable to a maximum of six hours. Prerequisites: Approval of coordinator and completion or all lower division physical education requirements.

PHED4720 Physical Training Practicum III 1 s.h.
This capstone practicum is designed to allow students to design and initiate fitness and performance enhancement programming for various populations. In addition, students will continue to incorporate and master skills learned in previous and concurrent coursework. Practical experience outside the scheduled classroom will be required. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: CEPE Major, PHED3120, 3720 with a "C" or better. Pre- or Corequisite: PHED4500. Must pass with "C" or better.

PHED4730 Advanced Topics in Strength and Conditioning 2 s.h.
Theory and application of advanced principles in programming periodization with in depth analysis of physiological adaptations from performance training. Completion of the course will prepare students for the NSCA CSCS certification. Prerequisite: PHED4500.

PHED4800 Fitness and Wellness Internship 3 s.h.
Student will acquire experience with qualified personnel in a selected agency. Six weeks of involvement preferably taken consecutively. Repeatable to a maximum of six hours.

Support Courses for Physical Education Endorsement

ATHT3100 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3 s.h.
Techniques of injury prevention and caring for athletic injuries.

BIOL2300 Anatomy and Physiology I (2-2) 3 s.h.
The study of structure and function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system level. All organ systems are discussed. Emphasis is on the anatomy of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, and digestive systems. Laboratory includes both gross and microscopic structure and function. (One year each of high school biology and chemistry or the equivalent strongly recommended.) Additional fee required. Goal 1A

BIOL3420 Human Anatomy (3-2) 4 s.h.
A study of gross human anatomy utilizing charts, three dimensional models, computer simulations, and dissection of mammalian animals. The course will discuss regional and surface anatomy to establish the relationships of the various organ systems of the body. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: BIOL1400 or BIOL2100. Goal 1A

BIOL3440 Human Physiology (3-2) 4 s.h.
A systems oriented study of the function of the human body on the cellular, tissue, organ, and organ-system levels with an emphasis on medical physiology. Laboratory includes computer simulations and use of Biopac equipment. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: BIOL3420 (grade of C or better strongly recommended) and one semester of chemistry. Goal 1A

HLTH1100 First Aid 1 s.h.
The development of practical skills in the emergency treatment of the injured. Some attention will be given to the prevention of injuries. The content to be covered will include the Standard and Advanced levels of the First Aid program sponsored by the National Red Cross. Students holding current, equivalent certifications will receive an automatic waiver for the class. This is to be verified by the instructor of the class or the Health and Movement Science Division Chair. Additional fee required.

HLTH2400 Children's Health and Development 3 s.h.
Course will focus on the lifelong development of the human from infancy and continuing through adulthood. It will explore the ways of development and learning within physical, cognitive, emotional, and social health, including family environment.

HLTH2410 Children's Health and Development - K-8 Health and Physical Education Methods Lab 1 s.h.
Methods and development of teaching competence for prospective K-8 teachers in the health education classroom and physical education classroom and early childhood classroom. Intended for early childhood and education majors (including Health Education and Physical Education). To be taken concurrently with HLTH2400 Children’s Health and Development.

PSYC2250 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h.
The study of human development over the entire lifespan. Focus is on the interaction of physical, intellectual, social, and emotional aspects of development. Prerequisite: PSYC1300. Goal 1C