Assistant Professor Prasanna Acharya
Instructor Eric McClarey
Instructor Alex Wolfe
Part-time Instructor Shawn Woods, Jr.
Majors & Programs
Kinesiology and Exercise Science,Major
Kinesiology and Exercise Science,Minor
This is a study of significant concepts of physical education with emphasis on history, current issues and trends in the field. Students learn about and gain experience teaching locomotor and manipulative skills. May include relevant field placement/trips.
This course teaches how to guide the dynamic interaction between individuals and within groups engaged in activities for personal and social development. It applies techniques, skills, and strategies involved in individual and team sports, fitness activities and dance. The course includes units on team building and ethical decision-making in physical education and sport settings.
This course explores the techniques and methods of involving children with physical disabilities in physical education activities. May include relevant field placement/trips.
This course explores the specific skills and techniques utilized by K-12 teachers of physical education. Prerequisites: Admission to the Program and Senior standing.
This is a required course for Kinesiology and Exercise Science majors who choose the physical education track. It will build on the concepts of KI 232 (Motor Development) by directly applying them to the physical education setting. Topics include discrete vs continuous skills, locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills, gross and fine skills, and open and closed skills. Other topics are stages of motor learning, whole vs part learning, and types of feedback specific to teaching.
An analysis of muscle function/biomechanics, and study of the responses and adaptations of the human body during exercise. Four class hours and one two-hours laboratory per week.
This course examines the concepts of body mechanics as they are applied to movement. Students will investigate how forces act on the body and how the body creates force for exercise and sport performance. Topics include internal/external kinetics, linear and angular motion, and kinematics. Four class hours and one two-hours laboratory per week.