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 or PHED1240. 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
EDUC1300 Introduction to Education - 3 s.h.
Emphasis is upon social, historical, and philosophical foundations of education; ethics; reflection; and professional development. Includes a series of observation and teaching activities in a variety of P-12 classroom settings monitored by licensed professional educators as well as university faculty. Students must earn a grade of C or higher in this class for admittance into Teacher Education and to enroll in junior-level education classes.
EDUC1410 Clinical Experience Lab - 1 s.h.
A robust series of well-sequenced early clinical field experiences that connect to and integrate the content of EDUC1400. Students will observe and participate in teaching activities in a variety of P-12 classroom settings monitored by licensed professional educators as well as university faculty. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)
EDUC2100 Technology Applications in Education - 3 s.h.
A hands-on course with a focus on the effective and appropriate use of technologies commonly used in the professional world and the field of education. This includes use of office applications, developing and working with multimedia such as video, podcasts, and professional audio recording, creating web pages, using cutting edge social media communications tools for marketing and communication, and extensive use of still and video cameras, audio recording tools, smart boards and tablet technologies. ELO4 Global Learning - Innovation.
EDUC2120 Human Relations for Educators - 3 s.h.
Development of awareness of various societal subgroups, recognizing and dealing with dehumanizing biases, and learning to relate effectively to various groups in order to foster respect for diversity. Emphasis on self-awareness in human relations issues and how this awareness can be translated into positive relationships. Introduction to pedagogical, curricular, and social considerations involved in educating various societal subgroups. Goal 3E, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality, ELO3 Ethical Thinking and Action - Equality and Peace.
EDUC2420 Teacher Education Entry Workshop - 0.5 s.h.
Acquire information pertaining to teacher education requirements and candidate responsibilities for the program assessment system. Take the GSOE entrance assessment, PRAXIS II preparation plan, among other requirements for program participation. Required for all transfer students during their first semester or term at Graceland. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)
EDUC3520 General Secondary Methods and Content Reading - 3 s.h.
Study of theory and research related to content area reading in the secondary school. Apply techniques for evaluating textbooks, assessing achievement, improving comprehension and critical thinking, enhancing study skills, and developing vocabulary. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program, EDUC3590.
EDUC3542 Secondary Education Methods Lab - 1 s.h.
Students apply curriculum planning and instructional strategies within their specified content in a pre-student teaching clinical experience. Students are placed in a content specific classroom to gain experience with classroom instruction. Prerequisite: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Co-requisite: EDUC3520.
EDUC3580 Education of Exceptional Child and Adult - 3 s.h.
Examine the philosophical, historical and legal bases for special education, including the definitions and etiologies of individuals with disabilities and exceptional learning needs. Study gifted individuals and those with exceptional needs from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Prerequisites: EDUC1300, PSYC1300.
EDUC3590 Educational Psychology - 3 s.h.
An introduction to the theories and practices connecting psychology and education. The course addresses the social contexts of child development (0-adult), classroom culture, learning, individual differences, social-emotional learning, and their implications related to physical, emotional, and cognitive development of children and the impact on learning. Prerequisite: EDUC1300, PSYC1300.
EDUC3630 Assessment, Diagnosis, and Evaluation - 3 s.h.
Examine legal provisions, regulations and guidelines of assessments and use of psychometric instruments. Review and discuss classroom assessments and instructional assessment measures for students with disabilities (infant through high school age). Study a variety of instruments, procedures, and practices that range from individual, group, formal, informal, and alternative assessments. Assessments utilized for the identification of students’ reading proficiencies/needs, planning and revising instruction, planning and placement decisions, and communicating results of ongoing assessment to all stakeholders. Prerequisite: EDUC1300.
EDUC3730 Combination K-6 and 7-12 Education Practicum - 1-2 s.h.
Candidates with majors in art, music, and physical education complete two weeks of internship in art, music, or physical education. Interns have full-day placement with half of experience at the secondary level and half at the elementary level. Pre or Corequisite: subject-area methods courses or EDUC3520. Admittance into Teacher Education required. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)
EDUC4100 Legal, Ethical, and Pedagogical Responsibilities in Education - 3 s.h.
A study of professional ethics, school law, educational policy, and professional organizations. As evidence of readiness for student teaching, students present a pedagogically sound portfolio which has been developed to meet the outcomes specified in the Graceland Teacher Education Program Model. Prerequisites: admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program. Enroll during the semester that precedes student teaching.
EDUC4230 Classroom Management - 3 s.h.
Designed for the Elementary and Secondary Education majors in preparation for student teaching. Review several theoretical models for managing groups of students and develop a plan for structuring appropriate learning environment. Understand strategies which motivate students and techniques to monitor student engagement in active learning. Analyze and discuss the application of concepts and techniques. Prerequisites: Admittance into Teacher Education, unless part of an approved Liberal Studies Program. Enroll during the semester that precedes student teaching.
EDUC4380 Capstone Seminar - 0.5 s.h.
The seminar is designed to promote a successful transition to student teaching and to provide a forum for peer support. Topics will center on discussions and assignments that merge education program coursework knowledge and teaching practice. The seminar is also designed to assist candidates as they apply for an initial Iowa teaching license and begin the job search. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)
EDUC4450 Combination K-6 and 7-12 Student Teaching - 6-14 s.h.
Candidates with majors in art, music, and physical education complete 14 weeks of student teaching in art, music, or physical education. Half (7 s.h.) of the experience is secondary level and half is elementary level. Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Senior standing, admittance into Teacher Education, and approval for student teaching. (Graded on a Pass/Fail basis.)
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.
HLTH2200 Contemporary Issues in Health - 2 s.h.
An in-depth study of nutrition, drugs, consumer health, and other areas of current concern. Goal 3F
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-12 Health and Physical Education Lab - 1 s.h.
Development of teaching competence for prospective K-12 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 for Teachers track.
HLTH2560 Nutrition - 3 s.h.
A study the principles of nutrition as it relates to health, exercise, sports and disease. Students will be presented with applied content that includes research-based guidelines meant to help students differentiate between nutrition recommendations that are backed by science and the overabundance of false and misleading information. Goal 1A
HLTH3100 Drugs Education and Behavior - 3 s.h.
This course will prepare the student to become an effective drug educator with emphasis on historical and current drug use and trends and its effects on society and human behavior. (Goal is for students to make positive decisions to protect their own health but also higher understanding of effects to social health/life when others use or abuse drugs.)
HLTH3120 Human Sexuality - 3 s.h.
Discussion of sexual biology, psychology, and sociocultural dimension of human sexual health and behavior.
HLTH3200 Community Health - 3 s.h.
This course is designed to acquaint students with various aspects of health as implemented in community settings. The nature and structure of official government health programs, voluntary health agencies, professional health groups and individual efforts in improving health practices will be explored. ELO4 Global Learning - Sustainability.
HLTH3560 Sports Nutrition - 3 s.h.
The course is designed to evaluate the study of nutrition as it specifically relates to physical activity, fitness, and sport performance. This course evaluates the evidence-based nutritional needs and use of various fuel types for a variety of physical activity. From the review of energy balance, body composition, and roles of specific nutrients, to the evaluation of nutritional claims and performance enhancing products. Prerequisite: HLTH2560.
HLTH3900 Advanced Topics in Health - 3 s.h.
A study of selected topics in health to be announced prior to the semester when the course is offered. Probable topics to be addressed include: human diseases, environmental health, human sexuality, substance abuse, death education, aging, and etc. May be repeated for credit as topics change.
HMSC4320 Organizational Administration and Policy Analysis - 3 s.h.
A study of the administrative structure in health, physical education, and athletics, and the interrelatedness of these programs to the specific needs of the community.
HMSC4930 Evidence Based Practice - 3 s.h.
Presentation of introductory research methods. Application of evidence based practice through the use of various assessment tools to evaluate the quality and use of research as evidence. Pre-requisite: Junior Standing in a HMS major. A grade of C or higher required to count toward the Allied Health major.
PHED1240 Introduction to Movement Science - 3 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 - 3 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.
PHED2120 Motor Learning - 3 s.h.
Introduction to the principles involved in learning and teaching motor skills.
PHED2260 Introduction to Performance Training - 3 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. A grade of C or higher required to count toward the Allied Health major.
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.
PHED2390 Teaching Team and Individual Sports - 3 s.h.
Teaching technique, analysis of skills, and principles of skill development in areas such as soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, golf, bowling, disc golf, and racquet sports. Prerequisite: Health and Physical Education major, Elementary Education major (PE Concentration), or consent of instructor.
PHED3120 Speed, Agility and Endurance - 3 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 K-12 Health and Physical Education - 4 s.h.
Methods, theory, and development of teaching competence for prospective teachers of health and physical education at K-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 or BIOL3420 with a grade of "C" or higher. A grade of C or higher required to count toward the Allied Health major. Goal 10 (Goal 10 Catalog 0809+)
PHED3410 Theory of Coaching - 2 s.h.
Knowledge and understanding of the techniques and theory of coaching interscholastic athletics, including professional ethics in coaching.
PHED3420 Practicum in Coaching - 3-6 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."
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, ELO5 Social Science - Equality, ELO5 Social Science - Equality and Peace
PSYC3310 Social Psychology (also SOCI3310) - 3 s.h.
The study of how people think, feel, and behave in social situations. Attention given to research and application to social perception, interaction, and influence. Prerequisite: SOCI1300 or PSYC1300 (grade of C or better). Goal 1C.
SOCI2320 Marriage and the Family - 3 s.h.
Sociological study of the family institution. Topics include dating, marital roles and interaction patterns, socialization, divorce, and others. Goal 1C.
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SOCI3310 Social Psychology (also PSYC3310) - 3 s.h.
The study of how people think, feel, and behave in social situations. Attention given to research and application to social perception, interaction, and influence. Prerequisite: SOCI1300 or PSYC1300 (grade of C or better). Goal 1C
SPMT1200 Introduction to Sport Management - 3 s.h.
An introduction to the field of sport management, including history of sport, leadership, management process, marketing and communication, and legal and ethical aspects in non-profit and for profit organizations.