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Health, Physical Education, Recreation &
Coaching Courses
(PEPROF, HEALTHED, RECREATN, COACHING, PEGNRL)



PEPROF 526
Physical Education For The 2 u
Elementary (4-8) Classroom Teacher

Required of students enrolled in the elementary education curriculum. Specific emphasis is placed upon preparing the classroom teacher to meet the needs of children in grades 4-8 in the area of physical education.

 

PEPROF 527
Motor Programming For Early Childhood 2 u

This course is designed for those who plan to work with children in any type of preschool program. Emphasis will be placed on providing ideas for developmental motor activities that will aid children with their 1) physical coordination, 2) emotional reactions to various experiences, 3) social interactions, and 4) mental development.

 

PEPROF 571
Kinesiology 3 u

The study of mechanical principals which are essential to the analysis of sport techniques as well as the performance of motor skills. The course includes a review of muscle-skeletal anatomy and the thorough study of human movement.
Prereq: PEPROF 271

 

PEPROF 580
Perceptual Motor Activities For 3 u
Young Children

A study of motor maturation, developmental variances affecting motor efficiency, gross motor assessment instruments, and prescriptive techniques involving perceptual motor activities.
Prereq: Admission to College of Education, Physical Education K-12 License Major and EDFOUND 222 and EDFOUND 212 or 481 and PEPROF 240 and Concurrent registration in PEPROF 330, PEPROF 340 and PEPROF 492.

 

PEPROF 600
Methods of Teaching Physical Education 3 u

Techniques of teaching physical education including selection of content, methods of presentation, class management, supervision, community influences, curriculum planning and professional responsibilities.
Prereq: Admission to Professional Education and Physical Education K-12 License Majors and EDFOUND 222 (Child Development) and EDFOUND 212 or 481 and PEPROF 240.

 

PEPROF 615
Health Appraisal and Exercise Testing 3 u

Theoretical considerations and practical applications of health appraisal and exercise testing. Includes the use of written health appraisal instruments, tests of muscular strength, endurance and flexibility, tests of aerobic capacity, pulmonary function testing, electrocardiography and graded exercise testing. Applications for healthy populations, medical populations and special populations.

 

PEPROF 616
Exercise Prescription And Leadership 3 u

Theoretical considerations and practical applications of exercise prescription and leadership. Includes risk stratification, prescription techniques, program progression, exercise leadership, health counseling and program administration. Applications for healthy populations, medical populations and special populations.

PEPROF 672

Advanced Physiology Of Exercise 3 u
Theoretical considerations and laboratory experiences in physiology of exercise at an advanced level. Includes exercise biochemistry, biochemical analysis, environmental considerations, exercise histochemistry, cardiorespiratory considerations, animal experimentation, electromyography and aids to performance.
Prereq: PEPROF 471/671.

 

PEPROF 675
Adapted Physical Education 3 u

A study of the problems of the atypical child in relation to the physical education activity program. Emphasis is placed on the atypical child in the public school. Areas studied include postural deviations, orthopedic and neurological disabilities, sensory handicaps, the mentally handicapped and the behaviorally deviant child.

 

PEPROF 678
Physical Education For The Exceptional Child 3 u

The course emphasis is on exploring physical education programs for the self-contained classroom teacher and for recreational leaders in institutional settings and day care centers who deal with exceptional children who are handicapped in physical activities.

 

PEPROF 680
Health Promotion Management 3 u

Theoretical considerations and practical applications of management, operations and programs for health promotion organizations. Begins with the planning, design, financing and construction of health promotion facilities. Includes the hiring and organization of staff members, the development and marketing of special programs, and the administration and finance of health promotion organizations.

PEPROF 690
Workshop .5-6 u

 

PEPROF 694
Seminar 1-3 u

 

PEPROF 696
Special Studies .5-3 u

 

PEPROF 710
Trends In Physical Education 3 u

Designed to improve instruction through an analysis of current objectives, new materials, revised curriculum and methods, current literature, current legislation, and organization of physical education within school and related learning laboratories.

PEPROF 712
Curriculum In Physical Education 3 u

This course will assist the teacher with the process of curriculum development through an analysis of influences that effect curriculum change. Identification of aims, objectives, methods, materials and evaluation which are instrumental in development of efficient and effective programs in physical education.

PEPROF 714
Best Practices for Teaching 3 u
Physical Education

Designed to improve teaching skills and instruction through an analysis of current effective teaching literature, including the knowledge base for becoming an effective physical education teacher, concepts of preventative management behaviors and discipline strategies, curriculum, assessment and planning for effective instruction, and skills and strategies for delivering effective physical education programs.

 

PEPROF 752
New Dimensions In Teaching Lifetime Sports 3 u

The course is designed to explore new curriculum ideas, skills, and teaching techniques used in Lifetime Sports. Utilization will be made of lectures, field trips, and participation and discussion of new techniques and activities.

 

PEPROF 790
Workshop 1-3 u

 

PEPROF 793
Practicum 1-6 u

Prereq: Graduate status, application and interview, completion of 9 credits at UW-Whitewater, and designated curriculum check sheet requirements. (Not to be used for first-time certification.)

 

PEPROF 794
Seminar 1-3 u

 

PEPROF 796
Special Studies 1-3 u

 

PEPROF 798
Individual Studies 1-3 u

 

PEPROF 799
Thesis Research 1-6 u

Students must complete a Thesis Proposal Form in the Graduate Studies Office before registering for this course.

 

HEALTH (HEALTHED)

 

HEALTHED 540
Secondary Health Education 3 u

An introduction to various health belief models and philosophies with particular emphasis on health education content at the secondary level.

 

HEALTHED 541
Yoga/Stress Reduction 2 u

A course designed to help students and professionals learn to effectively handle stress through specific Yoga training and mind/body connections.

 

HEALTHED 560
High Level Wellness 3 u

The course examines characteristics, behaviors, and conditions necessary for the development of optimal health and wellness in all dimension of wellness: physical,
Students are provided opportunities for personal health/wellness enhancement through individualized assessment, research and study.

 

HEALTHED 562
Stress Management 3 u

Students in this course will learn to recognize and anticipate internal and external sources of stress and situations of stress; how to develop stress hardiness through application of a variety of stress management skills and coping techniques; learn which skills and techniques work best for them as individuals; and how to create relationships and environments that are supportive of the elements necessary for successful management.

 

HEALTHED 591
Nutrition for Health 3 u

The course helps students plan, evaluate, and analyze dietary intake based on sound nutritional guidelines, principles, and knowledge for the purpose of health enhancement, improved mental and physical performance, and decreasing risk of disease.

 

HEALTHED 640
Advanced Stress Management 3 u

The class emphasis is on 1) facilitating stress management in others, 2) coping with “deep” stress such as trauma and low self-esteem, and 3) alternative avenues for coping such as Tai Chi, yoga, art therapy, and meditation. This course is appropriate for anyone in the helping professions.
Prereq: HEALTHED 362/562 or SOCWORK 303 or consent of instructor.
Teaching Health Education 3 u
A study of philosophy, trends and teaching-learning strategies. Emphasis will be placed on developing and utilizing models and strategies in health education.

 

HEALTHED 665
Health Promotion Strategies 3 u

This course will focus on: 1) the development, implementation and evaluation of worksite health promotion programs, and 2) examination of the relationship of these programs to the organization as a whole and to the benefits for both the employee and employer.

 

HEALTHED 670
Facilitating Health Behavior 3 u

This course is designed as a capstone experience for non-teaching health minor students who have had at least 12 credits of course work in the health minor. This course offers opportunities to gain the skills necessary for helping others with health behavior changes, while creating healthier environments in the home, workplace, and community.
Prereq: HEALTHED 360/560 and consent of instructor

 

HEALTHED 671
Research in Health and Physical Activity 3 u

The content of this course is from a psychophysiological perspective. Emphasis will be placed on research involving the effects of physical activity on psychological

states and traits as well as how affect influences performance. Topics will include research design, motivation and adherence, attention, arousal, overtraining, behavior change, personality dynamics, and mental health.
Prereq: Junior Standing or consent of instructor.

 

HEALTHED 690
Workshop In Health 1-6 u

 

HEALTHED 694
Seminar 1-3 u

 

HEALTHED 696
Special Studies 1-3 u

 

HEALTHED 710
Trends In Developing Wellness For 3 u
Children And Adolescents

This course prepares students to support the development and maintenance of wellness in children and adolescents within the context of their individual contact with youth. It is suitable for educators, “helping” professionals, health care providers, and parents. Individualized and participatory activities characterize the delivery system.

 

HEALTHED 735
Effective Teaching For Changing 3 u
Health Behavior

This course is designed to acquaint the student with an overview of health behavior by examining numerous theories related to behavior change. Emphasis is on the application of theory to facilitate behavior change in a positive direction.

 

HEALTHED 745
Exercise And Health 3 u

A course designed to introduce how exercise relates to an individual’s health, specifically cardiovascular endurance, relaxation and nutrition. It will include background information regarding holistic health, exercise prescription, nutrition and relaxation. Application of this background information will also be a part of the course through evaluation of present levels and participation in individually designed programs.

 

HEALTHED 790
Workshop 1-3 u

 

HEALTHED 793
Practicum 1-6 u

Prereq: Graduate status, application and interview, completion of 9 credits at UW-Whitewater, and designated curriculum check sheet requirements. (Not to be used for first-time certification.)

 

HEALTHED 794
Seminar 1-3 u

 

HEALTHED 796
Special Studies 1-3 u

 

HEALTHED 798
Individual Studies 1-3 u


HEALTHED 799
Thesis Research 1-6 u

Students must complete a Thesis Proposal Form in the Graduate Studies Office before registering for this course.

 

RECREATION (RECREATN)

 

RECREATN 582
Adventure and Sport Tourism 3 u

The nature of sport and adventure program areas will be examined in relation to tourism, perhaps the largest segment of the for profit sector of the recreation profession. This course introduces students to knowledge, skills, and considerations relevant to tourism professionals operating in adventure and sport tourism settings. Participant motivation, global tourist destinations, and management concerns will be considered through readings and case studies.
Prereq: Junior standing.

 

RECREATN 591
Outdoor Recreation Leadership 3 u

This course provides the fundamental knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to lead people in outdoor recreational activities. The course includes topics on trip planning, safety procedures, equipment and food logistics, leadership methods and expedition behavior for a variety of outdoor trip activities. The course also includes a 3 day outdoor trip experience.

 

RECREATN 680
Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation Activies 3 u

This course will examine the complexities of sport and recreation litigation, primarily focused on educational institutions. Students will use this knowledge to aid their professional growth in the fields of sport and recreation activity. Topics such as risk management, contracts, liability, and policy development will provide a better understanding of the law with respect to challenges encountered by sport and recreation professionals.
Prereq: Junior standing or instructor consent.

 

RECREATN 689
Managing Recreational Sports and Programs 3 u

A study of recreational management concepts in the areas of human resources, facility operations, budget development, marketing, public relations, policy development, and program service design.
Prereq: Junior standing, or enrolled in the recreation minor, or instructor consent.

 

RECREATN 690
Workshop In Recreation/Leisure Studies 1-3 u

 

RECREATN 694
Seminar In Recreation/Leisure Studies 1-3 u

 

RECREATN 696
Special Studies 1-3 u

 

RECREATN 790

Workshop 1-3 u

 

RECREATN 793
Prereq: Graduate status, application and interview, completion of 9 units at UW-Whitewater, and designated curriculum check sheet requirements. (Not to be used for first-time certification.)

 

RECREATN 794
Seminar 1-3 u

 

RECREATN 796
Special Studies 1-3 u

 

RECREATN 798
Individual Studies 1-3 u

 

RECREATN 799
Thesis Research 1-6 u

Students must complete a Thesis Proposal Form in the Graduate Studies Office before registering for this course.

 

COACHING (COACHING)

 

COACHING 660
Organization & Administration Of 2 u
Interscholastic Athletics

This course is designed for those individuals who wish to become athletic coaches or administrators. The place of athletics education and the organization and administration of an athletic program will be covered. A research paper dealing with an appropriate topic will be required.

 

COACHING 661
Prevention And Care Of Athletic Injuries 2 u

Principles governing the prevention and treatment of common athletic injuries. A research paper dealing with a mutually agreed upon topic will be required.
Prereq: COACHING 250.

 

COACHING 663
Children and Sports 3 u

Explores the historical perspective and the present controversy surrounding children in competitive sports. Future directions of competitive sport for children will be a major focus.

 

COACHING 665
Advanced Athletic Training 4 u

This course is designed for students seeking professional preparation in the areas of Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, and associated medical and/or allied health fields. This course fulfills the NATA mandate for advanced study in Athletic Training education. This course will deal with the pathophysiology of sports-related injuries, manual muscle testing and joint evaluation techniques, the role of physical fitness assessment, conditioning, and testing protocols, and the indications and contraindications of therapeutic modality use. Also considered will be the nutritional aspects of sports activities, the effects of alcohol/drugs on athletic performance, and injury risks to special athletic groups.

 

COACHING 680
Legal Aspects of Sport and 3 u
Recreation Activities

This course will examine the complexities of sport and recreation litigation, primarily focused on educational institutions. Students will use this knowledge to aid their professional growth in the fields of sport and recreation activity. Topics such as risk management, contracts, liability, and policy development will provide a better understanding of the law with respect to challenges encountered by sport and recreation professionals.
Junior standing or instructor consent.

 

COACHING 690
Workshop In Intercollegiate Or 3 u

Interscholastic Athletics

 

COACHING 696
Special Studies 1-4 u

 

COACHING 705
Principles of Psychology Applied to Coaching 3 u

The course will include an in-depth examination of the psychological factors that impact individuals and their performance in the athletic setting. Theoretical and applied parameters will be extensively studied from a coaching perspective. The coach will develop intervention strategies, techniques and skills to enhance their psychological effectiveness in the athletic domain.
Prereq: 3 credits of psychology as an undergraduate student and at least one-year of coaching experience or consent of the instructor.

 

COACHING 706
Sport and Society 3 u

This course provides students with an in-depth study of the social dimensions of sport in a modern industrialized society. The course will allow students to engage in an in-depth study of social factors that impact sport from both a theoretical and applied perspective.
Prereq: Three credits in sociology as an undergraduate student or consent of the instructor.

 

COACHING 710
Current Trends and Issues in Athletics 3 u

This course will examine the current trends and issues in athletics. The concepts will be explored from a theoretical and applied perspective.
Prereq: At least one year of coaching experience or consent of instructor.

 

COACHING 790
Workshop 1-4 u

 

COACHING 794
Seminar 1-3 u

 

COACHING 798
Individual Studies 1-3 u