Physical Education

The physical education program enriches the life of each student by providing knowledge concerning good health practices, efficient use of body mechanics to meet the demands of a lifetime, and sharpening the skills necessary for participation in lifetime activities. A student can obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education with or without teacher education certification.  A coaching emphasis is also available for students who desire to coach interscholastic sports. A minor in physical education may also be obtained.

 

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education

Required PHED Core (42 or43 hours):

Course                                                   Title                                                              Hours Required

PHED 1011                                           Concepts of Health & Fitness                                   1

PHED 1061                                           Folk, Square, & Social Dance                                   1

PHED 1111                                           Beginning Swimming                                              1

or                                                                           

PHED 1132                                           Water Safety Instruction                                         2

PHED 1222                                           Foundations of PHED                                              2

PHED 1233                                           Personal Health                                                      3

PHED 1322                                           Fundamentals of Team Sports                                  2

PHED 1422                                           Fundamentals of Individual Sports                            2

PHED 2223                                           First Aid and Civil Defense                                       3

PHED 2233                                           Community & Consumer Health                               3

PHED 2313                                           Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries                       3

PHED 2433                                           Anatomy & Physiology                                            3

PHED 3213                                           Kinesiology                                                            3

PHED 3333                                           Physical Education in the Elem. School                     3

PHED 3342                                           Sports Officiating                                                   2

PHED 4102                                           Organization & Administration                                 2

PHED 4212                                           Adapted Physical Education                                    2

PHED 4223                                           Measurement & Evaluation                                     3

PHED 4313                                           Physiology of Exercise                                            3

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education/Teacher Certification
This program qualifies individuals to obtain an Oklahoma teaching certificate and teach physical education in grades K-12. For a program checklist for teacher certification in physical education, students should consult the physical education certification advisor.       

Required Professional Education Core (30 hours)

Required Physical Education Core (41 hours)

 

Minor in Physical Education

Required PHED Minor Core (23-25 hours):

Course                                                   Title                                                              Hours Required

PHED 1061                                           Folk, Square, and Social Dance                                 1

PHED 1111                                           Beginning Swimming                                               1

or

PHED 1132                                           Water Safety Instruction                                          2

PHED 1222                                           Foundations of PHED                                               2

PHED 1322                                           Fundamentals of Team Sports                                  2

PHED 1422                                           Fundamentals of Individual Sports                            2

PHED 2223                                           First Aid and Civil Defense                                       3

PHED 2233                                           Community and Consumer Health                            3

PHED 3104                                           Methods of Teaching Physical Education                   4

or

PHED 3333                                           Physical Education in the Elementary School             3

PHED 3342                                           Sports Officiating                                                   2

PHED 4102                                           Organization and Administration                              2

PHED 4212                                           Adapted Physical Education                                     2

 

Coaching Endorsement

PHED 2313                                           Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries                       3

 

COURSE LISTINGS in PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PHED)

1001       VARSITY ATHLETICS
              Student athletes competing for a varsity athletic team are permitted to enroll once from any of the offerings listed
              under “Varsity Athletics” as electives toward graduation; thereafter, it is for no credit. A course selected from the
              Varsity Athletics offerings waives 1-hour credit from the activity requirements. Student athletes participating in
              more than one sport are allowed to enroll once for each varsity sport. Student athletes may take one or more
              activity courses similar to their varsity sports and receive 1 hour for each course. The remaining activity course
              requirements are to be selected from the list of physical educa­tion activities.

VARSITY ATHLETIC OFFERINGS:

Section 1:  Varsity Basketball. Membership and participation in activi­ties of the varsity basketball squad. Only 1 hour may be counted toward graduation requirements.

Section 2:  Varsity Soccer.  Membership and participation in activities of the varsity tennis/soccer teams. Only 1 hour may be counted toward graduation requirements.

Section 3:  Varsity Baseball/Softball.  Membership and participation in activities of the varsity baseball/softball squads.  Only 1 hour may be counted toward graduation requirements.
 

1011       CONCEPTS OF HEALTH AND FITNESS
              Basic concepts applicable to the attainment and maintenance of good health and physical fitness, including
              personal evaluations and fitness activities. 1 hour

1061       FOLK, SQUARE AND SOCIAL DANCE
              American folk dances, square and round dances and current social dances. 1 hour.

1081       AEROBICS AND PHYSICAL CONDITIONING
              Development of physical fitness through aerobic activities and conditioning exercises for strength, muscular
              en­durance, flexibility, agility. 1 hour

1091       WEIGHT TRAINING
              Use of progressive resistance exercise to develop muscular strength and endurance; exposure to different systems
              of training and various methods for attaining maximal muscular strength. 1 hour

1111       BEGINNING SWIMMING
              Red Cross Certification: Skills, techniques, stroke development, and water safety rules for the beginning swimmer.
              1 hour.

1132       WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTION
              Red Cross certification for instruction in water safety practices and lifesaving techniques. 2 hours

1141       BOWLING
              Skill development, rules, strategies and competitive play. 1 hour

1151       GOLF
              Basic skill development, rules, strategies, club selection and com­petitive play. 1 hour

1161       TENNIS
              Basic skill development, rules, strategies and competitive play in both singles and doubles. 1 hour

1181       FENCING
              Theory and practice of foil fencing, including fundamentals of foot­work, defense, attack, strategy, and bouting.
              1 hour

1191       AEROBIC DANCE
              Improvement of cardiovascular fitness through use of rhythm, running, jogging, swinging, and dance steps.
              1 hour

1222       FOUNDATIONS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION
              History, philosophy, current practices, trends and opportunities in physical education. 2 hours

1233       PERSONAL HEALTH
              Designed to assist students in developing broad understanding of their obligations to themselves and society in
              health matters. 3 hours

1322       FUNDAMENTALS OF TEAM SPORTS
              Basic basketball, soccer, softball, and volleyball. Majors only. 2 hours

1331       YOGA
              This course will introduce the student to yoga skills. It will assist in increasing breathing, balance, flexibility, body
              tone and improved posture. 1 hour

1422       Fundamentals of Individual Sports
              Basic golf, gymnastics, tennis and badminton.  Majors only. 2 hours

2101       WATER AEROBICS
              Improvement of cardiovascular fitness through utilization of various types of movement in aquatic setting. 1 hour

2223       FIRST AID AND CIVIL DEFENSE
              Instruction in treatment and prevention of injuries; structure and pur­pose of Civil Defense. 3 hours

2233       COMMUNITY AND CONSUMER HEALTH
              Information specific to any aspect of health as it relates to consumer needs; focused on situations and
              circumstances that affect a person’s basic health. 3 hours

2313       PREVENTION AND CARE OF ATHLETIC INJURIES
              Theory and practical experiences relating to prevention of athletic injuries and the current practices and limitations
              involved in treating injuries. 3 hours

2433       HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
              Study of human body and its systems. 3 hours

2880       SPECIAL TOPICS
              Special topics in physical education. 1-4 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours).

2900       WORKSHOP
              Guided study in physical education under faculty supervision; various topics and methods of instruction.  1-4 hours
              (may be repeated for total of 6 hours with change in title and topic).

2990       TUTORIAL
              Independent study in physical education under faculty supervision.  1-4 hours (may be repeated for total of 9
              hours with change in title and content).

3104       TEACHING METHODS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
              Theory and practice of methods and techniques used in teaching physical education, class organization, program
              planning, teaching/ resource units and lesson planning, discipline, accountability; teach­er-aid lab experience to be
              arranged. Prerequisites: PHED 1322, PHED 1422, and admission to Teacher Education. 4 hours

3202       SOCIO-CULTURAL DIMENSIONS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT
              Survey of the historical, sociological and philosophical issues in physical education and sport. 2 hours

3213       KINESIOLOGY
              Principles of movement applied to basic mechanical and kinesiological interpretation of normal and abnormal
              motor functions. Prerequisite: PHED 2433 or permission of instructor. 3 hours

3333       PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
              Physical education techniques and materials for the elementary school teacher. Development of knowledge and
              skill in teaching movement exploration, fundamental rhythm, sports skills, and games for elementary children. 
              Observation and laboratory practice are included. 3 hours

3342       SPORTS OFFICIATING
              Rules, principles, court and field mechanics involved in officiating team sports. (May be repeated for total of
              4 hours: 2 hours each in football/volleyball and basketball/baseball/softball). 2 hours

3352       THEORY OF COACHING INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS
              Emphasis on coaching major team sports.  Instruction includes psychology of coaching; certification of coaches;
              finance and budgeting; purchase, care, and repair of equipment; methods of scheduling; rules of the sport; and
              fundamentals of offense and defense. (May be repeated for total of 8 hours: 2 hours each in baseball, basketball,
              football, and track & field). 2 hours

3402       PSYCHOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT
              Examination of the psychological components of individual participation in physical education and sport. 2 hours

4102       ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION
              Organizational and administrative procedures connected with physical education programs; program objectives;
              scheduling; construction and maintenance of facilities; personnel problems; program policies; and public relations.
              2 hours

4212       ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION
              Emphasis on the characteristics and needs of the physically challenged and how to best meet those needs in the
              elementary and secondary school setting. 2 hours.

4223       MEASUREMENT AND EVALUATION IN PHYSICAL EDUCA­TION
              Purpose and organization of tests and measurements with empha­sis on tests and physical fitness; skill ability;
              body mechanics and growth patterns; grading; standard procedures for evaluating test results. Laboratory
              experiences will be provided. 3 hours

4313       PHYSIOLOGY OF EXERCISE
              Physiological effects of exercise in relation to anatomical structure and organic function power of the human body.
              Prerequisite: PHED 2433 or permission of instructor. 3 hours

4430       SEMINAR
              1-6 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours).

4880       SPECIAL TOPICS
              Special topics in physical education. 1-4 hours (may be repeated for total of 6 hours).

4900       WORKSHOP
              Related topics and problems in physical education. 1-6 hours (may be repeated for total of 9 hours with change  
              in title and content).

4990       TUTORIAL
              Independent study in physical education under faculty supervision.  1-4 hours (may be repeated for total of 9
              hours with change in title and content).