PE-815: Foundations of Physical Education

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: PE-815 Foundations of Physical Education

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 hours

Credits: 3

Course Description in college catalog:

This course introduces the discipline of physical education teacher education (PETE) to the future practitioner, providing theory, issues, and methods of current physical education practices as well as opportunities to observe these practices in K-12 schools.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences (concentration: physical education)

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  3. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. Students will be able to describe the foundational principles of physical education

  2. Students will be able to describe the potential health benefits of physical activity

  3. Students will be able to describe negative social and psychological effects of traditional PE

  4. Students will be able to discuss the new PE and advantages of student-centered PE

  5. Students will be able to describe NASPE Content Physical Education Standards

  6. Students will be able to reflect on field observations of Elementary and secondary PE programs

  7. Students will be able to describe the main components of a lesson plan

  8. Students will be able to design a PE lesson plan

  9. Students will be able to teach a supervised PE lesson to peers

  10. Students will be able to develop a professional Physical Education philosophy

  11. Students will be able to describe various assessments used in PE

  12. Students will be able to actively participate in all discussions, field experiences, and lab practicum

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  1. Participation and Performance

  2. Written and practical tests

  3. Writing assignments

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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