School of Health Sciences and Human Performance

Physical Education Courses

PHED 10000 - Dance Exercise I NLA

Introduces series of exercises developed from dance-based disciplines to strengthen and condition the body. Emphasis on dance as form of physical activity. Proper technique, alignment, and correct progression are developed. Recommended for all levels of dance ability. May be repeated once for a total of 2 credits. 1 credit. (F,Y)

PHED 10100 - Teaching Strategies in Physical Education NLA TE

Introduces students to basic pedagogical skills relative to the successful teaching of physical education in a school setting. Topics include, but are not limited to, lesson planning, voice projection, physical movement in the teaching area, and effective transitions. The use of videotaped mini-lessons throughout the semester will encourage students to practice these teaching techniques, as well as to develop reflective and analytical skills in relation to their teaching. For physical education and health and physical education majors/coaching minors. 1 credit. (S,Y)

PHED 10800 - Jazz Dance I NLA

Introduces basic jazz dance skills and technique at the beginning level. Emphasis on dance as a form of physical activity. Skill development through movement patterns, placement, combinations and dance routines. May be repeated once for a total of 2 credits. 1 credit. (F,Y)

PHED 11300 - Tap Dance I NLA

Introduces basic tap dance skills and technique at the beginning level. Emphasis on dance as a form of physical activity. Skills developed through movement patterns, combinations, and dance routines. May be repeated once for a total of 2 credits. 1 credit. (F,Y)

PHED 12100 - Funk Dance I NLA

Introduces basic dance skills and techniques at the begininng level in the hip-hop/funk dance style. Emphasis on dance as a form of physical activity. Skills developed through stylized movement patterns and choreographed routines. Improves capacity to learn, retain, and perform dance movement combinations. May be repeated once for a total of 2 credits. 1 credit. (F,Y)

PHED 14400 - Fundamentals of Dance and Movement NLA

This course will prepare the future teacher in the area of movement development, through basic dance. Emphasis will be placed on the teaching of dance in the public school setting, in both secondary and primary grades. Although there is a dance skill component, the majority of the class focuses on knowledge about pedagogy of fundamental movements in dance and progressions. Students will learn teaching progressions to be effective in the public school setting. 1 credit. (S,Y)

PHED 17800 - Fundamental Movement Concepts Gymnastics NLA

This course will prepare the future teacher in the area of movement development, through basic gymnastics. Emphasis will be placed on the teaching of gymnastics in the public school setting, with particular focus on the primary grades. Although there is a movement component, the majority of this course will be cognitively based. Students will learn teaching progressions and deal with learning effectiveness in the public school setting. 1 credit. (S,Y)

PHED 20100 - Dance Exercise II NLA

Continuation of dance exercise training. Builds on basic skills to improve strength and conditioning at intermediate level. May be repeated once for a total of 2 credits. Prerequisites: PHED 10000 or permission of instructor. 1 credit. (S,Y)

PHED 20200 - Teaching Goal-Oriented Games in Physical Education NLA

Introduces students to a tactical model/approach to higher-level games play, focusing specifically on the offensive and defensive strategies and skills common to goal-oriented games (e.g. soccer, football, lacrosse, basketball, handball). Corequisites: PHED 23000. 1 credit. (S, Y)

PHED 20400 - Teaching Net/Wall Games in Physical Education NLA

Introduces students to a tactical model/approach to higher-level games play, focusing specifically on the offensive and defensive strategies and skills common to net/wall games (e.g. volleyball, tennis, racquetball, paddleball). Corequisites: PHED 23000. 1 credit. (F,Y)

PHED 20500 - Teaching Target and Fielding Games in Physical Education NLA

Introduces students to a tactical approach to higher-level games play, focusing specifically on the offensive and defensive strategies of target and fielding games (e.g., softball, baseball, archery, golf, bowling). Prerequisites: PHED 10100. 1 credit. (F,Y)

PHED 20700 - Teaching Outdoor Pursuits and Contemporary Activities NLA

This course serves as an introductory undergraduate course to acquaint students with content-related information for outdoor pursuits and adventure theory. This course prepares undergraduate students to teach adventure education in elementary and secondary physical education programs. Students will learn to use and implement a wide variety of outdoor equipment, as well as proper outdoor ethics. Depending on the season and semester taken, emphasis may be placed on the acquisition of basic rock climbing, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, challenge course facilitation, and/or backcountry travel technique for different age groups and diverse populations. Prerequisites: HLTH 15200. 1 credit. (F-S,Y)

PHED 20800 - Teaching Individual Activities in Physical Education NLA

Introduces students to the basic principles involved in the planning, teaching, and assessment of a variety of individual activities taught as part of the secondary physical education curriculum. Activities include, but are not limited to, yoga, wrestling, personal defense, fencing, and track/field. Corequisites: HPPE 23000. 1 credit. (F-S, Y)

PHED 20900 - Jazz Dance II NLA

Continuation of jazz dance training. Emphasis on styles and rhythms in jazz dance through choreographed routines and development of skill and technique at the intermediate level. May be repeated once for a total of 2 credits. Prerequisites: PHED 10800 or permission of instructor. 1 credit. (S,Y)

PHED 21200 - Motor Skills Development NLA TE

Students will be introduced to the fundamental theories and principles related to the motor, cognitive, and affective development of humans throughout the life span, with emphasis on children and adolescents. Detailed analysis of fundamental movement skills and their relationship to effective, developmentally appropriate movement programs will be explored. Students will demonstrate critical analysis of movement programs and compare and contrast them with best practice. Laboratory experiences involving children and adolescents in school settings will allow students to observe the skills and theories in real-life situations. Prerequisites: HLTH 15200 or PHED 25500. 3 credits. (F-S, Y)

PHED 21400 - Tap Dance II NLA

Continuation of tap dance training. Emphasis on styles and rhythms in tap dance and development of skill and technique at intermediate level. May be repeated once for a total of 2 credits. Prerequisites: PHED 11300 or permission of instructor. 1 credit. (S,Y)

PHED 22200 - Funk Dance II NLA

A continuation of hip-hop/funk dance training. Builds on basic skills to develop styles and rhythms in hip-hop/funk at intermediate level. May be repeated once for a total of 2 credits. Prerequisites: PHED 12100 or permission of instructor. 1 credit. (S,Y)

PHED 23000 - Teaching Physical Activities in Elementary Physical Education NLA TE

Provides physical education teacher candidates with knowledge in the selection, planning, and implementation of developmentally appropriate physical activities for elementary school children. Introduces students to the "skill theme approach" to teaching games, gymnastics, and dance with an emphasis on the development and use of movement concepts in increasing physical activity as outlined by the National Standards for Physical Education. Emphasis is placed on developing an applied understanding of what to teach and practical lab experiences are included in the
course. Prerequisites: PHED 10100 and HLTH 15200. 3 credits. (S, Y)

PHED 23400 - Fitness Applications for Health Promotion NLA

Incorporates basic kinesiological, biomechanical, and physiological principles and concepts with practical applications for physical activity, health-related fitness, and health promotion. Clinical procedures include body composition measurement, submaximal oxygen uptake testing, assessing blood pressure, calculating body mass indexes, and cholesterol screening. A major emphasis is the assessment of health-related fitness and the prescription of various types of physical activities for children, adolescents, and adults. Prerequisites: EXSS 12000; EXSS 12100. 4 credits. (S,Y)

PHED 23500 - Teaching Fitness in Physical Education NLA

Introduces students to the teaching and assessment of fitness concepts to children in the K-12 school setting. Emphasis is placed on the practical application, teaching, and assessment of the components of physiological aspects of fitness to children. Topics include the contemporary goals of and background to fitness education, developmentally and instructionally appropriate principles for teaching and assessing fitness, the use of technology in the instruction and assessment of fitness, using various testing batteries, the reporting of fitness results, and the use of goal setting as a motivational tool for improving one's fitness. This course will allow students to become nationally certified as a physical best health-fitness specialist. Corequisites: Prior or concurrent enrollment in PHED 23400. 1 credit. (F-S, Y)

PHED 24400 - Creative and Contemporary Dance NLA

Study of contemporary dance forms commonly performed in the United States. Dances such as folk, social, square, contra, ballroom and swing are presented. Students demonstrate dance technique, sequencing and perform a routine typical of each form. Study and demonstration of adaptations for varying abilities, ages and performance spaces required. 1 credit. (F,Y)

PHED 25500 - Philosophy and Principles of Coaching NLA

The philosophy and principles of coaching young athletes. Emphasis is placed on development of a coaching philosophy through critical examination of issues relating to coaching. Coaching responsibilities, developmental characteristics of children and youth, and their implications for the conduct of athletic programs, instructional and administrative methods, effective design and conduct of practices, and enhancement of contest performance are also discussed. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

PHED 25600 - Health Sciences Applied to Coaching NLA

The application of modern principles of the health sciences as they relate to youth coaching (up to 12th grade) including exercise physiology, kinesiology, sport psychology, and nutrition. Human growth and development, safety, first aid, training, and conditioning of youth athletes are covered. Prerequisite: PHED 25500 or concurrent enrollment. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

PHED 33000 - Adapted Physical Education and Sport NLA

Provides students with an understanding of individuals with disabilities. Students learn to adapt physical education activities to meet the abilities of an individual with special needs in order to provide a safe and successful learning experience. Topics addressed include, but are not limited to, philosophical approaches to teaching students with disabilities, legislation affecting the adapted physical education program, the process of identifying students with disabilities in the public school system, and development of the individual education plan. Laboratory experiences include working weekly with students with disabilities in an aquatics program. Prerequisites: PHED 21200.Corequisites: PHED 33200 or PHED 33300. 3 credits. (F-S,Y)

PHED 33200 - Curriculum and Methods in Elementary School Physical Education NLA TE

Provides students with practical guidelines for the development and assessment of contemporary elementary physical education programs. Pedagogical skills and strategies for successful teaching as they pertain to the elementary school teaching situations are also emphasized. Developmentally appropriate physical education content using a movement framework (movement concepts and skill themes) serves as the basis for the course, which involves practicum teaching experiences in local elementary schools. Prerequisites: PSYC2 1010; PHED 23000; junior or senior standing. 3 credits. (F,Y)

PHED 33300 - Curriculum and Methods in Secondary School Physical Education NLA TE

Analysis of the program of physical education in secondary schools; criteria for the selection and grade placement of activities; consideration of methods and teaching techniques; and problems relating to program planning, time allotment, administration of facilities, and program evaluation. Observation and teaching of secondary physical education classes in the Ithaca school system, as well as micro-peer teaching on campus. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; PSYC 21010. 3 credits. (S,Y)

PHED 34900 - Fieldwork in Physical Education NLA TE

Practical experience in public, voluntary, or commercial agencies or businesses providing various types of physical education, sports-related activities, or services. Prerequisites: Major or minor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education or the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences; junior standing or above; permission of department chair. 1-6 credits. (F-S,Y)

PHED 37400 - Coaching Seminar NLA
PHED 37600 - Coaching Seminar NLA
PHED 38500 - Coaching Seminar NLA
PHED 38600 - Coaching Seminar NLA
PHED 38700 - Coaching Seminar NLA
PHED 38800 - Coaching Seminar NLA

Provide an in-depth understanding of strategies, specific to each sport. Students in these seminars will work with experienced coaches to learn the skills necessary to provide guidance, leadership, and inspiration in the development of athletes and teams. It is recommended that you have some experience as a player, or with the sport specific to each seminar. 2 credits. (F-S,Y)

PHED 39900 - Selected Topics in Physical Education LA NLA
PHED 39901 - Selected Topics in Physical Education LA NLA
PHED 39902 - Selected Topics in Physical Education LA NLA
PHED 39903 - Selected Topics in Physical Education LA NLA

Topics of current interest to faculty and students. Experimental courses are offered under this course number and title. This course may be repeated for credit for different selected topics. Prerequisites: As appropriate to topics. 1-3 credits. (IRR)

PHED 42000 - Independent Study in Sport Skills NLA
PHED 42001 - Independent Study in Sport Skills NLA
PHED 42002 - Independent Study in Sport Skills LA
PHED 42003 - Independent Study in Sport Skills LA

Prerequisites: Major or minor in Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education; PHED 33200 or PHED 33300; permission of department chair. 0.5-1.0 credits. (F-S,Y)

PHED 43900 - Tests and Measurement in Physical Education NLA TE

Prepares students to assess student learning in a K-12 physical education setting. Through a combination of lectures, labs, discussions, and field-based activities, opportunities are provided to understand and apply current educational testing and evaluation procedures. Course content includes study of the criteria for selection of tests, application of statistical procedures, construction and analysis of assessment tools, procedures for classification and grading of students, and program assessment techniques. Credit will not be given for both this course and HLTH43900. Prerequisites: PHED 33200, PHED 33300, or HLTH 36000. 3 credits. (F,Y)

PHED 44000 - Organization and Administration of Physical Education NLA

Policies and procedures in the organization and administration of physical education and athletics in the public school setting. Directed discussions and investigation of the nature and scope of administrative responsibilities in programs of physical education and athletics. Prerequisites: PHED 33200, PHED 33300, or senior standing in athletic training/exercise science. 3 credits. (F,Y)

PHED 44100 - Student Teaching in Physical Education NLA TE

Observation and supervised student teaching. Assignment to approved, cooperating schools full-time for one semester in the senior year. Experience in classroom observation, participation, teaching, coaching, and intramural and noon-hour supervision. Individual conferences with Ithaca College coordinators of field experiences. Required of all students preparing to teach physical education in elementary or secondary school. Prerequisites: Current American Red Cross CPR and first-aid card; PSYC 21010; PHED 33200; PHED 33300; EDUC 34000. 10 credits. (F-S,Y)

PHED 44500 - Student Teaching in Physical Education (dual major) NLA TE

Observation and supervised student teaching. Assignment to approved, public schools full-time for a half semester in the senior year. Experience in structured observation, classroom assisting, and direct instruction; additional experience in planning, conferencing, and related school duties outside regular class periods. Individual conferences are held with Ithaca College supervisors of field experiences. Required of all dual health education and physical education majors. Prerequisites: Current American Red Cross CPR and first-aid card; PSYC 21010; PHED 33200; PHED 33300; EDUC 34000. 5 credits. (F-S,Y)

PHED 44800 - Professional Seminar NLA TE

A field course to be taken in conjunction with PHED 44100 Student Teaching in Physical Education. Examines current trends and developments in teaching and extracurricular activities, as well as situations identified in student teaching. Special interest speakers. 2 credits. (F-S,Y)

PHED 45000 - Independent Study in Physical Education LA TE
PHED 45001 - Independent Study in Physical Education LA
PHED 45002 - Independent Study in Physical Education LA
PHED 45003 - Independent Study in Physical Education LA

Individual study program for investigation of special problems in the field of physical education. Written report required. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and department chair. 1-3 credits. (F-S,Y)

PHED 46000 - Internship in Physical Education NLA

Supervised work experience in a sports-related service agency or business during the summer or the regular academic year. Prerequisites: Minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA; junior standing or above; current American Red Cross CPR and first aid card; permission of the instructor and department chair. 6-12 credits. (F-S,Sum,Y)

PHED 47400 - Coaching Seminar NLA
PHED 47500 - Coaching Seminar NLA
PHED 47700 - Coaching Seminar
PHED 48400 - Coaching Seminar NLA
PHED 48500 - Coaching Seminar NLA
PHED 48800 - Coaching Seminar NLA

Provide an in-depth understanding of strategies, specific to each sport. Students in these seminars will work with experienced coaches to learn the skills necessary to provide guidance, leadership, and inspiration in the development of athletes and teams. It is recommended that you have some experience as a player, or with the sport specific to each seminar. 2 credits. (F-S,Y)