Courses

PEMT-109. First Year Experience: Chicago Body Works. 3 Hours.

This course will give students a comprehensive and practical view of the importance of fitness and nutrition in their daily lives. Students will be engaged in activities that they can participate in for life. They will learn the underlying fundamentals of a fit for life attitude. Each student will be provided with the knowledge and understanding of how to assess their current level of fitness and how to make improvements in the five health-related fitness component areas (cardiovascular fitness, body composition, flexibility, muscular strength and muscular endurance) through various physical and skill related activities. Also emphasized will be the importance and application of proper nutrition. A strong focus will be the multifaceted and diverse challenges faced by individuals committed to pursuing wellness in Chicago.

PEMT-109B. First Year Experience: Adventure In Chicago. 3 Hours.

This course is a hands-on experiential based approach to learning about and using cooperative learning, teams, challenge and adventure education, simulations and debriefing processes to create positive learning environments that promote engaged active learning. The course will focus on themes of self-knowledge, diversity, dealing with conflict, classroom dynamics, establishing effective learning environments, building peer and teacher-student trust and relationships that promote a “caring classroom”.

PEMT-151. Fundamentals Of Rhythms. 3 Hours.

This course will cover basic locomotor movements, choreography skills (movements with music), and several genres of dance (i.e. ballet, jazz, and modern). Students will be introduced to a wide range of dance forms (social, cultural, and creative dance) and dance pedagogy. Students will achieve proficiency in a variety of fundamental dance skills and basic teaching strategies.

PEMT-201. Introduction To Principles And Methods In Physical Education. 3 Hours.

Principles, methods, aims and objectives of physical education; the place of physical education in the school curriculum; general and specific objectives; general techniques in teaching; principles of selecting content; progressions, building curricula to fit varying schools; lesson planning leadership, and squad organizations; co-operation with teachers, supervisors and administrators.

PEMT-203. Fitness Education. 3 Hours.

This course will cover the development and implementation of numerous fitness-related activities and current trends in fitness for physical education. Students will be introduced to the components of health and skill related fitness, principles of training and fitness pedagogy through experiential activities. Students will achieve a thorough understanding of fitness.

PEMT-206. Socio-Cultural Influences On Physical Activity. 3 Hours.

This course will cover the contemporary and historical perspectives on social and cultural issues that influence youth in physical activity settings. Students will be introduced to issues including race, gender, sexuality, body image, and socioeconomic status and how they influence physical activity. Students will achieve a broader understanding of how these issues influence physical activity and strategies to encourage participation.

PEMT-231. Individual & Dual Sports. 3 Hours.

Analysis of psort skills used in common individual and dual activites. Organization and sequencing of skills, pratice sessions, lead-up activities and drills as well as rules, strategies, tournaments, and safety concerns will be addressed.

PEMT-235. Teaching Physical And Health Education Concepts For Classroom Teachers. 3 Hours.

This course will cover the fundamental principles and basic methodology of teaching physical and health education concepts for elementary classroom teachers. Students will be introduced to fundamental content knowledge and introductory teaching methodology. Students will achieve a broad understanding of quality physical and health education concepts and a variety of strategies to successfully implement them into active, developmentally appropriate lessons.

PEMT-276. Team Sports. 3 Hours.

Theory, skill and practice in common sports with emphasis on lea-up games and drills. Skill analysis, lessons and focused practice as well as team play tournaments and safety measures will be covered.

PEMT-300. Adventure Education Programming. 3 Hours.

Course will focus on how to integrate an interdisciplinary adventure-based program into traditional school curricula. The following topics will be investigated: Philosophical knowledge of adventure education, liability and safety in program design and developing interdisciplinary education units.
Prerequisite: (100 - 399 or 100A - 399Z).

PEMT-301. Physical Education Seminar. 2 Hours.

Discussion of student teacher's problems; conferences and counseling with department staff members; physical education lesson planning and discussions; positive disciplinary control.

PEMT-302. Kinesiology. 3 Hours.

A sytematic approach to the analysis of the responses of the human organism to both internal and external forces. The human body as an instrument for solving environmental challenges in movement will be investigated from both qualitative and quantitative perspectives. Lecture and laboratory.
Prerequisite: PEMT-305 minimum grade of D.

PEMT-303. Adapted Physical Education And Recreation. 3 Hours.

Examines the physical education and recreation program for the handicapped and other atypical populations; history, scope, purpose and development of these programs. Field work and visits to various agencies included in these programs.
Prerequisite: College of Education Admission YES.

PEMT-305. Functional And Structural Human Anatomy. 3 Hours.

This course will cover the fundamental functional and structural anatomical aspects of the human body. Students will be introduced to the skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine and reproductive systems. Students will achieve a broad understanding of the function and structure of these systems and how this knowledge can be applied in health and physical activity settings.
Prerequisite: (100 - 399 or 100A - 399Z).

PEMT-306. Exercise Physiology. 3 Hours.

This course will cover a broad understanding of the metabolic processes and various physiological systems that underlie human movement. Students will be introduced to the specific adaptations that occur within the body as a result of various types of physical activity. Students will achieve a strong understanding of how physiological concepts, related to human movement, explain the impact of exercise and physical activity on the body. Additionally, students will be able to apply their knowledge of these systems to provide more effective exercise, sport and physical activity programs. Departmental approval required.
Prerequisite: PEMT-305 minimum grade of C.

PEMT-307. Assessment In Physical Education. 3 Hours.

This course will cover the role of assessment in k-12 physical education programs.
Students will be introduced to the development of assessments in the psychomotor, cognitive and affective learning domains. In addition they will learn basic statistics, introductory data manipulation, presentation, and analysis. Students will achieve an understanding of the basic principles of assessment, creation of developmentally appropriate assessments, and achieve proficiency in the manipulation, presentation, and interpretation of assessment data.
Prerequisite: PEMT-203 minimum grade of C.

PEMT-308. Motor Skill Behavior. 3 Hours.

This course will cover the central theories and concepts of motor skill behavior and their practical application in instructional settings. Students will be introduced to motor skill learning theories and concepts explaining central and sensory control of movement, childhood motor development and factors influencing motor skill learning. Students will achieve a broad understanding of how to apply these theories and concepts in practitioner based settings such as teaching, coaching, clinical and therapeutic environments. Departmental Approval required.
Prerequisites: PEMT-307 minimum grade of C and College of Education Admission YES.

PEMT-309. Sport & Exercise Psychology. 3 Hours.

This course will cover the psychological theories and constructs that underlie performance in sport, exercise and physical activity settings. Students will be introduced to the foundational theories that explain individual and contextual factors that influence behavior in the physical realm. A theory to practice approach will be used to understand the psychology of sport and exercise behavior. Departmental approval required.
Prerequisites: PEMT-201 minimum grade of C and College of Education Admission YES.

PEMT-310. Socio-Cultural Influences On Physical Activity. 3 Hours.

This course will cover the contemporary and historical perspectives on social and cultural issues that influence youth in physical activity settings. Students will be introduced to issues including race, gender, sexuality, body image, and socioeconomic status and how they influence physical activity. Students will achieve a broader understanding of how these issues influence physical activity and strategies to encourage participation.
Prerequisite: (100 - 399 or 100A - 399Z).

PEMT-311. Introduction To The Theory And Methodology Of Coaching. 3 Hours.

This course will cover the basic theory, methodology, and principles of athletic coaching. Students will be introduced to sport and exercise science theory, instructional methodology, and pedagogical principles related to athletic coaching. Students will achieve a broad understanding of how theory and methodology underpin quality athletic coaching and the ability to apply these concepts in practice. Requires Departmental authorization/approval.

PEMT-316. Writing Intensive Program:Writing In Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Athletic Professions. 3 Hours.

This course is a writing intensive experience, offering students the opportunity to develop written communication skills in their profession. Topics include evaluating sources of information, conducting a annotated bibliography using library databases, citing references using APA format, ethical use of resources, utilizing a multi-step writing process, summarizing communications, building a persuasive argument, proposing a solution to a problem, and explaining a phenomenon. Exercises include developing press releases, memo, article critiques, newsletter articles, a grant application, resume, and cover letter in application for a job. Information sources include peer-reviewed and popular periodicals, videos, websites, textbook, and other appropriate media.

PEMT-341. Physical Education Curriculum Design. 3 Hours.

This course will cover the design and implementation of current physical education curricular models. Students will be introduced to developmentally appropriate methodologies for lessons, units, and semester planning for a variety of models. Students will achieve an understanding of how to develop and apply these models in k-12 physical education settings.
Prerequisites: PEMT-201 minimum grade of C and College of Education Admission YES.

PEMT-342T. Cooperative Learning In Adventure Education. 3 Hours.

This course is a hands-on experiential based approach to learning about and using cooperative learning, teams, challenge and adventure education, simulations and debriefing processes to create positive learning environments that promote engaged active learning. The course will focus on themes of self-knowledge, diversity, dealing with conflict, classroom dynamics, establishing effective learning environments, building peer and teacher-student trust and relationships that promote a “caring classroom”.

PEMT-343. Foundations Of Physical Education For Elementary Schools. 3 Hours.

This course will cover the basic pedagogical principles and methodologies for the design and implementation of physical education in elementary schools. Students will be introduced to elementary planning, pedagogy, behavior management, and assessment and evaluation of student performance. Students will achieve the theoretical knowledge (classroom) and the practical experiences (field experience) required to fulfill the professional responsibilities of a successful elementary school physical educator. Additionally, students will be required to observe 20 hours in an elementary physical education setting.
Prerequisites: PEMT-201 minimum grade of C and College of Education Admission YES.

PEMT-344. Foundations Of Physical Education For Middle & High Schools. 3 Hours.

This course will cover the basic pedagogical principles and methodologies for the design and implementation of physical education at the middle and high school levels. Students will be introduced to planning, pedagogy, behavior management, and assessment and evaluation of student performance. Students will achieve the theoretical knowledge (classroom) and the practical experiences (field experience) required to fulfill the professional responsibilities of a successful middle or high school physical educator. Additionally, students will be required to observe 20 hours in middle or high school physical education settings.
Prerequisites: PEMT-201 minimum grade of C and College of Education Admission YES.

PEMT-351. Independent Study In Physical Education. 1 Hour.

Special project of the student's choosing relating to some facet of physical education.

PEMT-352. Independent Study In Physical Education. 2 Hours.

(See PEMT-351 for description.).

PEMT-353. Independent Study In Physical Education. 3 Hours.

(See PEMT-351 for description.).

PEMT-355. Physical Education Clinical Experience. 3 Hours.

In this course students will be introduced to authentic physical education classroom settings and the planning, implementation, and assessment processes that occur. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of clinical observation (50 elementary, 50 secondary) during this course. This course also will cover basic components of the edTPA portfolio, including a review of planning, implementation, and assessment in physical education. Students will achieve a broad understanding of the edTPA process and the factors that influence quality physical education within the school setting. Departmental Authorization/Approval required.
Prerequisite: (100 - 399 or 100A - 399Z).