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 (41 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 & 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 Elementary 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)
Required Exit Portfolio

 

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 & Civil Defense 3
PHED 2233 Community & 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 & Administration 2
PHED 4212 Adapted Physical Education 2

 

 

Coaching Endorsement

Course Title Hours Required
PHED 2313 Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries 3

COURSE LISTINGS in PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 

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 Tennis/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.

 

1021 TEAM SPORTS

Flag football, volleyball: fundamental skills, rules, strategy and team play. 1 hour.

 

1031 TEAM SPORTS

Basketball, softball: fundamental skills, rules, strategy and team play. 1 hour.

 

1041 TEAM SPORTS

Soccer, basketball: fundamental skills, rules, strategy and team play. 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. 2 hours. Majors only.

 

1422 Fundamentals of Individual Sports

Basic golf, gymnastics, tennis and badminton. 2 hours. Majors only.

 

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. 4 hours. Prerequisites: PHED 1322, PHED 1422, and admission to Teacher Education.

 

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. 3 hours. Prerequisite: PHED 2433 or permission of instructor.

 

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. 2 hours (may be repeated for total of 4 hours: 2 hours each in football/volleyball and basketball/baseball/softball).

 

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. 2 hours (may be repeated for total of 8 hours: 2 hours each in baseball, basketball, football, and track & field).

 

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. 3 hours. Prerequisite: PHED 2433 or permission of instructor.

 

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).