Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Physical and Health Education (PE)

PE 502 -  Foundations of Online Teaching and Learning  

The course is designed to provide learners opportunities to understand the foundations of distance education. Students will be able to demonstrate competencies and skills to apply instructional strategies to develop curriculum that meets the needs of distant learners. In addition, students will be able to use various assessment methods to evaluate student learning through distance education.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Winter Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Post Baccalaureate level students.

PE 503 -  Using Educational Technology to Enhance Learning  

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively use educational technology to enhance learning in both a traditional face-to-face classroom and also through distance or cyber education.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Summer & Winter Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Post Baccalaureate level students.

PE 504 -  Teaching Physical Education through Distance Education  

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively teach physical education through distance or cyber education.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Post Baccalaureate level students.

PE 505 -  Teaching Health Education through Distance Education  

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively teach health education through distance or cyber education.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Post Baccalaureate level students.

PE 560 -  Physical Education Symposium  

The symposium will present information on timely issues in the field of physical education. The role and responsibility of the profession in the solution of current problems will be emphasized. The symposium is designed to be of short term and variable in topic content.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate or Post Baccalaureate.

PE 576 -  Stress Management  

Students will examine their own way of caring for self through an exploration of responses to stress. The components of stress will be studied and instruction will be provided for increasing physical and psychological well being through stress management strategies and adjunctive techniques of time management, decision-making skills and assertiveness.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate or Post Baccalaureate.

PE 590 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

PE 595 -  Physical Education Workshops  

The workshops will present information on timely issues in the field of physical education. The role and responsibility of the profession in the solution of current problems will be emphasized. The workshops are designed to be of short-term and variable in topic content. A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate or Post Baccalaureate.

PE 598 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate or Post Baccalaureate.

PE 620 -  Analysis of Research Literature in Sport and Physical Education  

This course focuses on the critical analysis of research literature related to teaching physical education. It is an introduction to research design, the research process, and the nature of educational research. Research studies using both the qualitative and the quantitative paradigms will be compared and contrasted.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 622 -  Assessment for Online Instruction  

This course is designed to introduce basic concepts and strategies to assess student learning through online education. Students will be able to design and apply appropriate assessment measures to evaluate learner's performance. Students will also be able to identify issues related to online assessment administration and explore solutions to promote academic honesty.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 624 -  Synchronous and Asynchronous Technology for K-12 Education  

Candidates will develop the use of synchronous and asynchronous technologies to assist in the teaching, emediation, assessment and enrichment of K-12 students in inclusive traditional and/or cyber classrooms. The goal is to help pre-service teachers implement various synchronous and asynchronous instructional technologies effectively.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 653 -  Emerging Web Technologies and Learning  

Candidates will utilize emerging web tools to address the needs of their content modules. The course will provide an opportunity to design innovative ways of applying these emerging technologies to facilitate their own teaching and student learning in the K-12 cyber classroom. Candidates will develop and submit an IRB approval for employing their modules with students in the Capstone course.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 659 -  Issues and Ethics in Online Teaching  

Candidates will identify and explore current issues and ethical decisions educators and administrators experience when exploring and implementing online teaching practices. The goal of this course is to provide pre-service teachers with a knowledge base of the benefits and hardships that educational entities face when providing online instruction.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Summer Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 662 -  Disability Sport in the 21st Century: A Global Perspective  

This course is designed to introduce the students to the study of Disability Sport across the world. Students will study the history, current movement, and future developments of Disability Sport in an ever changing and emerging field of sport for persons with disabilities.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 663 -  Health-Related Fitness Education and Assessment  

This course is designed to provide practical knowledge to develop, organize, administer, and assess an age appropriate health-related fitness education program for children and adolescents. Emphasis will be placed on assessment and technology.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 665 -  Perceptual Motor Development  

This course is designed to provide the student with a knowledge of the development of perceptual and motor factors. Insights are provided into the assessment of a typical growth with the formulation of programs that can be used to assist the development of perceptual and motor factors.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 668 -  Current Issues in Physical Education  

The identification of principles, problems, and procedures for administering physical education programs. Particular attention is given to problems pertinent to class members.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 669 -  Discipline Strategies for Teachers and Coaches  

This course identifies behavioral problems that exist in schools. Problem analysis, evaluation, and the design of teaching strategies that serve as preventive measures will be included in the course.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 671 -  Trends and Issues in Elementary Physical Education  

Designed for the classroom teacher, as well as the specialist in physical education, this course emphasizes practices directed toward the improvement of instruction and the professional growth of teachers in the elementary school.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 672 -  Psychology of Sport  

This course examines psychological principles and knowledge as they are related to one's participation in sport and play. Areas of major concern include: motivation, aggression, personality, self-concept, mental health, and stress.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 673 -  Advanced Study of Disability in Physical Activity  

This course is designed to actively engage the learners in discussion and dialogue of new and emerging high-incidence disabilities that are prevalent in the schools, communities, and physical activity facilities. The course will provide students with an understanding and an ability to assess, design, implement, and evaluate individualized programs of physical activity for individuals with emerging disabilities that face the community.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 678 -  Lifespan Physical Activity and Disability  

This course is designed to investigate the physical, social, psychological, and emotional needs of individuals with disabilities at key developmental milestones across the lifespan. Students will study the concept of transition from one life event to another related to health promotion and physical activity.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 685 -  Fundraising/Grant Writing in Adapted Physical Activity  

This course is designed to develop competencies in fund raising strategies utilizing grant writing skills geared toward corporations and charitable foundations. Students will study the specific skills needed to develop a funding concept, preparation of the proposal, and the establishment of relationships with potential donors.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 687 -  Integration of Web-based Technologies to Create Online Courses  

Candidates will develop an online module(s) including lessons, activities, assessments, synchronous and asynchronous instruction and other methods of instruction that were developed through courses in the program. The module is expected to be delivered to students. The purpose is to demonstrate candidate's ability to develop courses for online teaching.

Prerequisite: PE 653C
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 690 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 694 -  Health Promotions for Persons with Disabilities  

This course is designed to address changes in international and national trends in public health related to health promotion and physical activity for individuals with disabilities. Students will study emerging and critical trends and research in adapted physical activity related to health promotion and physical activity of individuals with disabilities.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 695 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 698 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 700 -  Independent Study  

With the prior approval of the student's advisor and the written approval of the sponsoring professor, a student may pursue an individual project especially suited to meet the student's interests and needs. A topic may receive from one to three semester hours credit. A student may enroll in separate Independent Studies (different topics of study) up to a total of six semester hours' credit. Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 701 -  Life Span Motor Development  

This course is designed for graduate students with varied background in the studies of human movement experiences. It will focus on the foundations and theoretical perspectives of motor development across the life span. Featured are studies centered upon life span growth, maturation, aging, fundamental motor skill development, perceptual motor development, functional and structural constraints.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 702 -  Technology for Physical Educators  

This course is designed to provide the physical educator with an overview of the various types of technology that can be utilized in teaching health and physical education. The purpose of this course is to familiarize and enhance physical education teachers'' technology skills to support instruction in a K-12 setting.  The course includes personal computer use in creating materials to enhance instruction and aid in assessment.  Also included are other technologies, such as personal digital assistants (PDA), digital cameras/camcorders, various physical education software and Internet options.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 703 -  Developmental Training Theory for Coaching Adolescents  

This course is designed to provide the graduate student with the knowledge of applied training principles as related to training theory for adolescents, ages 13-18 years. Emphasis will be given to areas such as developmentally appropriate strength, power, speed, agility, and flexibility training programs; gender and age differences in training; movement analysis using kinematic and kinetic approaches; muscle-tendon injury prevention; and application of training theory in designing physical education or coaching programs.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 740 -  Application of Research for Practicing APA Specialists  

This course is designed to provide the learners with the competencies, skills, and abilities to read, understand, and interpret current and emerging research in the field of adapted physical activity. Students will study the analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of the results of research and its impact on the application of physical activity for individuals with disabilities will be discussed.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 741 -  Adventure Programming  

This course is designed to explore the various approaches to Adventure Programming as it is applied to K-12, Physical Education. Topics to be investigated include: The history, philosophy, theoretical models (e.g. experimental learning theory), and application of Adventure programming in the Physical Education setting, the Experimental Learning Cycle, goal setting, value contracts for individuals and groups, individual choice in a group setting, effective leadership, cooperative games, low and high challenge course facilitation, various suitable adventure activities, and the application of developmentally appropriate adventure activities within the elementary and secondary school physical education curriculum.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 745 -  Leadership Training in Adapted Physical Activity  

This course is designed to prepare professionals for a variety of emerging and expanding leadership opportunities in physical activity, wellness, and health promotion for athletes, and the physically active, and physical activity for individuals with disabilities. Students will study conflict resolution, negotiation skills, and teamwork skills in developing leadership qualities.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Spring Terms

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 750 -  Internship  

Supervised in-depth practical experience which provides the opportunity to practice and/or apply Exercise Science career-oriented skills in selected agencies or institutions.

Credits: 3-9

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 751 -  Practicum in Teaching Physical Education  

Each practicum experience provides students with the opportunity to put theory and technique into practice at the level of their teaching specialization. The students will also attend a seminar led by the university supervisor. A formal application to begin a practicum must be filed by the fifth week of the semester before the semester in which the student wishes to undertake the practicum.

Credits: 6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 766 -  Current Issues in Athletics  

This course addresses the issues in contemporary athletics. Athletics change, to some degree, from day to day; therefore, intense reading as to the happenings in the athletic world is essential.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 770 -  Children in Sport  

This course is designed to examine the issues related to teaching developmentally appropriate elementary physical education, and developing elementary physical education curricula in relation to national, state and local standards. Emphasis is placed on current trends and teaching methods in elementary physical education, and on the relationship of reflective teaching and teaching effectiveness at the K-5 grade levels.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 771 -  Meaningful Movement for Children  

This course is designed to give teachers the opportunity to integrate and synthesize the newest experiential information and materials available concerning children and movement.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 772 -  Program and Curriculum Development in Physical Education  

This course is designed to examine the issues related to curriculum theory and design; developing curricula in relation to national, state and local standards; and program development and administration. Emphasis is placed on the current content standards in health and physical education, and on the relationship of program development and teaching effectiveness.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 775 -  Secondary Pedagogy  

This course is designed to examine the issues related to teaching secondary physical education, and developing secondary physical education curricula in relation to national, state and local standards. Emphasis is placed on current trends and teaching methods in secondary physical education, and on the relationship of reflective teaching and teaching effectiveness at the 6-12 grade levels.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 790 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

PE 795 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 798 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

PE 800 -  Thesis  

In Thesis, the candidates for the Master of Education degree writes the last two chapters of their thesis with the assistance of the thesis committee. In addition, the candidates must make a successful oral defense of the thesis.

Credits: 6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed