Analysis and discussion of the various aspects of school programs of physical education, intramurals, and recreational activities.

A study of the structure of the human body and its role in physical activity.

This class examines the history, principles, philosophies, and trends in the fields of sport management.

Current theories and principles explaining motor behavior and the psychological factors related to and effecting motor skill acquisition and performance.

Physical Activity Course

Physical Activity Course

Instruction in this course focuses on the techniques, methods, and materials that can be used in effectively diagnosing reading difficulties/deficiencies and strengths in children in the PreK-6 setting. Course content will include a study of both formal and informal assessment measures with emphasis placed on the procedures for administering and interpreting an Informal Reading Inventory (IRI) and how to use results from this inventory to prescribe and then deliver reading instruction to a PreK-6 child. As part of the service learning component for the course, students will be required to serve as a tutor for a K-6 grade child enrolled in the College?s Reading Clinic. A formal case study must be completed by students based upon this clinical experience.

This course is designed to provide information on balanced reading instruction in grades Pre-K-6. Specific topics addressed will include: theories/models of the reading process, language acquisition, phonemic awareness, word identification strategies (sight vocabulary, phonics knowledge, structural analysis, and contextual analysis), vocabulary development strategies, comprehension strategies, reading-writing connections, and assessments (formal and informal). Students enrolled in this course are required to complete 30 hours of field experience in a K-6 classroom setting.

A study of American education including the history of education and the major philosophical and sociological forces affecting education, with emphasis on contemporary issues, problems, and patterns relative to curriculum design and development in American schools, as well as an introduction to a teacher?s role in understanding and developing collaborative relationships with their students? families to support students? physical, cognitive, and social development. Attention is also given to the legal status of teachers and students with respect to federal and state regulations. Requires 20 logged hours of observation in an elementary and/or secondary school setting.