Florida State University General Bulletin 1998-1999

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Academic Departments and Programs (course descriptions)


Department of Physical Education

College of Education

Chair: Dewayne Johnson;
Professors: Imwold, Johnson, Rider;
Associate Professors: Bass, Lynn, Pitts, Ratliffe, Yerg;
Assistant Professor: Nobles;
Instructor: Shouppe;
Professors Emeriti: Burton, Everett

The Department of Physical Education offers a bachelor of science degree in physical education with two majors, one leading to K-12 teacher certification in physical education, and one in sports management.

Students seeking admission to either of the departments majors must have a 2.5 GPA and a SAT I score of 960 or an ACT score of 20. For both the teacher certification and sports management program, a minimum grade of C or better must be earned in each departmental prerequisite and program course in order to move on to the next course in the program sequence. At any point where a student has a combination of three unforgiven Ds and Fs, the student may be dismissed from the program.

The department utilizes centralized advising procedures and all entering students must be advised by the coordinator of undergraduate studies.

State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites

The State of Florida has identified common course prerequisites for this University degree program. Specific prerequisites are required for admission into the upper-division program and must be completed by the student at either a community college or a state university prior to being admitted to this program. Students may be admitted into the University without completing the prerequisites, but may not be admitted into the program.

The following lists the common prerequisites or their substitutions necessary for admission into this upper-division degree program:

  1. EDF X005;
  2. EDG 2701;
  3. EME 2040*;
  4. anatomy and physiology I with lab;
  5. care and prevention of athletic injuries or anatomy and physiology II with lab;
  6. four to five (45) semester hours of skill development courses in physical activities;
  7. three (3) semester hours of condititioning, fitness and wellness courses in physical activities.

In addition to EDG 2701, the student must take six (6) additional semester hours with an international or diversity focus. The eligible courses will be determined by the institution where the student is currently earning his or her AA or baccalaureate degree. Contact department and/or adviser for details.

At least one course taken to meet the natural science requirements in liberal studies and/or general program prerequisites must include a laboratory component.

Note: courses marked with an asterisk (*) have at least one acceptable substitute. Contact the department for details.

Teacher Certification Program

The teacher certification program provides the academic course work and the pre-professional public school experience necessary to become an effective teacher. Course work is arranged in a specific four semester sequence designed to culminate in student teaching. The placement of student teachers will be concentrated in area I and area II, plus Santa Rosa, Escambia, and Citrus counties. The course of study leading to a baccalaureate degree and teacher certification encompasses three areas of work: 1) required block and foundation courses; 2) required elementary and secondary courses; and 3) professional education requirements.

Students may only enter this program at the beginning of the fall semester and must enroll in the following courses: PEO 4006; and PET 3020, 4300, 4640C, 4710, 4710L.

A GPA of 2.5 is required for admission to student teaching. All students must meet the requirements for admission to teacher education and professional education, which are explained in the College of Education section of this General Bulletin.

Sports Management Program

The sports management program provides academic course work necessary to prepare a person to pursue a graduate degree in sports management, or entry level employment in a variety of work environments. The course of study leading to a baccalaureate degree with a major in sports management encompasses four areas of work: 1) required block and foundation courses; 2) business practices; 3) sports content; and 4) electives. Students may choose among three specializations within the sports management program: the business specialization, the sports specialization, or the fitness management specialization.

Noncredential/Nondegree Programs

Coaching Specialization

The course of study for a specialization in coaching includes PEO 2013; PET 3622C, 4203, 4300; and at least two of the following: PEO 2624, 3219, 3644; PEP 3204, 3304. In addition, students must hold a current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification at the completion of the program. A minimum grade of C must be earned in all program work. Students are provided an additional option of obtaining a national certification within this specialization through the American Coaches Education Program (ACEP).

Definition of Prefixes

DAA Dance Activities
DAE Dance Education
PEL Physical Education Activities (General): Land Object Centered
PEM Physical Education Activities (General): Land Performance Centered
PEN Physical Education Activities (General): Water, Snow, Ice
PEO Physical Education Activities (Professional): Land Object Centered
PEP Physical Education Activities (Professional): Land Performance Centered
PEQ Physical Education Activities (Professional): Water, Snow, Ice
PET Physical Education Theory

Undergraduate Courses

Elective Courses for Nonmajors

Note: the courses with the repeat designation of r may be repeated for a maximum of two (2) semester hours.

PEL 1111. Bowling (1).
PEL 1121. Golf (1).
PEL 1124r. Varsity Golf (1).
PEL 1214r. Varsity Softball (1).
PEL 1219r. Varsity Baseball (1).
PEL 1321. Volleyball (1).
PEL 1324r. Varsity Volleyball (1).
PEL 1341. Tennis (1).
PEL 1344r. Varsity Tennis (1).
PEL 1441. Racquetball (1).
PEL 1511. Soccer (1).
PEL 1544r. Varsity Soccer Women (1).
PEL 1621. Basketball (1).
PEL 1624r. Varsity Basketball (1).
PEL 1644r. Varsity Football (1).
PEL 1646. Flag Football (1).
PEM 1012r. Adapted Physical Education Activities (1). Prerequisite: Departmental permission required. Physical education activities designed to enhance the motor ability, fitness, and leisure activities in the handicapped student. May be repeated to a maximum of four (4) semester hours.
PEM 1101r. Physical Conditioning (1).
PEM 1131r. Basic Weight Training (1).
PEM 1141. Aerobic Conditioning (1).
PEM 1171. Aerobic Dance (1).
PEM 1304r. Varsity Track (1).
PEM 1314r. Varsity Cross-Country (1).
PEM 1405. Self-Defense/Martial Arts (1).
PEM 1952. Circus Activities (1). (S/U grade only.)
PEN 1121. Basic Swimming (1).
PEN 1124r. Varsity Swimming (1).
PEN 1144. Tarpon (1).
PEN 1231. Basic Sailing (1).
PEN 1234. Blue Water Sailing (1).
PEQ 1231. Sailing Instructor (1).
PET 2104. Lifestyle Patterns for Optimal Well-Being (3). This course is designed to integrate the health-related disciplines found in the Department of Nutrition, Food, and Movement Sciences. Intended as an elective for the general student population.

Courses For Physical Education Majors

DAE 4303. Educational Dance (2). Prerequisites: PET 4710, 4710L. Follows the movement framework for educational dance with a focus on the exploration of themes and the refinement of movement sequences and creative dances.
PEO 2013. Sports Officiating (2). Prerequisites: PET 4300, 4302C.
PEO 2624. Theory and Practice of Basketball (2). Teaching and coaching techniques in basketball including current trends and offensive and defensive systems.
PEO 3219. Theory and Practice of Baseball (2). All phases of baseball technique, strategy, teaching, and coaching procedures.
PEO 3644. Theory and Practice of Football (2). Organization, game theory, and the fundamental techniques of playing, teaching, and coaching.
PEO 4006. Educational Games I (3). An analysis of fundamental games skills using the content development framework, movement analysis framework and games stages for planning and teaching games content in physical education classes.
PEO 4008. Educational Games II (3). Prerequisites: PEO 4006; PET 4300. An analysis of racquet sports and team sports using the content development framework and games stages for planning and teaching games content in physical education classes.
PEP 1001r. Contemporary Activities Techniques (1). May be repeated during the same semester.
PEP 3304. Theory and Practice of Track and Field (2). Concepts of the fundamental techniques in track and field, emphasis on varsity coaching and instructional methods.
PEP 4206. Educational Gymnastics (2). Prerequisites: PET 4710, 4710L. Corequisites:PET 4713, 4713L. Follows the movement framework with a focus on developing a variety of gymnastics responses and a broad repertoire of gymnastics movements. Covers the content of a K12 curriculum.
PEQ 1115. Water Safety Instruction (1). Prerequisite: valid Advanced Life Saving Certification.
PET 2303C. Applied Anatomical and Physiology Concepts (4). Prerequisite: CHD 3220. Anatomical and physiological functions of the human body are applied to movement and physical fitness. Lecture and laboratory activities relate information to teaching physical education in schools.
PET 2622C. Care and Prevention of Sport Injuries (3). Prerequisite: PET 2303C. This course discusses specific sport injuries, their treatment, and preventive procedures.
PET 3020. Foundations of Physical Education (3). Acquaints physical education majors with the basis for, heritage of, and current trends in the field of study.
PET 3949r. Cooperative Education Work Experience (0). (S/U grade only.)
PET 4203. Principles and Problems of Coaching (3). The study of vital sociopsychological aspects of coaching.
PET 4300. Human Movement Studies (3). Explores the developmental, biomechanical, and motor learning principles affecting human movement. Emphasizes movement assessment in field-based settings.
PET 4382C. Applied Physical Fitness Concepts (3). Prerequisites: PET 3020, 4302C. This course is designed to examine techniques of evaluation for physical fitness and health, with a particular emphasis on aerobic capacity, flexibility, strength, and body composition. It entails the design, implementation, and administration of programs for developing physical fitness and lifestyle changes.
PET 4401. Administration of Sport and Physical Education (3). Problems in planning, organizing, and conducting a program in physical education and sports in both school and nonschool settings are covered.
PET 4432. Early Childhood Physical Education (3). Prerequisite: PET 4710. A required course for all physical education majors to be certified K8. The course content focuses on the development of preschool and primary grade children. Emphasis on the role of educational games, dance, and gymnastics in the development of motor, cognitive, and affective skills.
PET 4461. Event and Special Projects (3). Promotion in Sport. Topics and issues involved in the promotions and marketing of sporting events. An examination of the evolution of large scale corporate marketing strategies.
PET 4471. Issues in Sport Management (3). This course introduces students to the major topics, trends, problems and issues involved in athletics and sport management.
PET 4491. Legal Issues in Physical Education (3). This course introduces students to the legal structures, major laws, regulations and precedents in law in sport and physical education.
PET 4492. Career in Professional Sport (3). Covers issues related to professional sports including sport agents, contracts, the draft process, salary negotiations, and insurance.
PET 4510. Tests and Measurements in Physical Education (2). Prerequisite: PET 3020; Corequisite: PET 4510L. The techniques for measuring and evaluating physical education learning outcomes.
PET 4510L. Tests and Measurements Practicum (1). Prerequisite: PET 3020; Corequisite: PET 4510. Practical application of skills and knowledge acquired in PET 4510 through the utilization of technology.
PET 4640C. Adapted Physical Education (3). Principles and methods of adapting regular programs and providing special programs of physical education appropriate to needs of handicapped students. Laboratory and fieldwork experiences included.
PET 4710. Instructional Aspects of Physical Education (2). Prerequisite: PET 3020; Corequisite: PET 4710L. Instructional methods in physical education emphasizing the physical activity needs of students and effective teaching styles.
PET 4710L. Physical Education Instructional Practicum (1). Prerequisite: PET 3020; Corequisite: PET 4710. Focuses on the application of effective instructional methods in the school physical education setting.
PET 4713. Physical Education Instruction I, K12 (3). Prerequisites: PET 4710, 4710L; Corequisite: PET 4713L. Focus is on teaching physical education to upper elementary, middle, and high school students, with instruction on developmental needs, teaching skills, analysis and observation, and curriculum.
PET 4713L. Physical Education Practicum, K12 (1). Prerequisites: PET 4710, 4710L; Corequisite: PET 4713. Development of effective instructional skills through the planning, teaching, and assessment of experiences with upper elementary, middle, and high school students.
PET 4714. Physical Education Instruction II, K12 (3). Prerequisites: PET 4713, 4713L; Corequisite: PET 4714L. Focus on teaching physical education to primary elementary and high school students, with instruction or developmental needs, teaching skills, analysis and observation, and curriculum.
PET 4714L. Physical Education Practicum II, K12 (1). Prerequisites: PET 4713, 4713L; Corequisite: PET 4714L. Development of effective instructional skills through the planning, teaching, and assessment of experiences with primary elementary and high school students.
PET 4905r. Directed Individual Study (1-3). Undergraduate study of a research problem, not to be used in lieu of a class. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours.
PET 4930r. Special Topics in Physical Education (1-3). An analysis of selected topics in the field of physical education. May be repeated to a maximum of twelve (12) semester hours.
PET 4940r. Practicum in Physical Education (1-6). (S/U grade only.) Noncertification program. May be repeated to a maximum of ten (10) semester hours (for physical education noncertification majors only.)
PET 4945. Student Teaching in Physical Education (9). (S/U grade only.) Prerequisites: PET 4432, 4710, 4713. Corequisite: PET 4401. A one semester school experience in the role of a professional educator.

Graduate Courses

PET 5145. Issues in Physical Education (3).
PET 5406. Facility Management in Sport (3).
PET 5408. Event and Special Projects Promotion in Sport (3).
PET 5415. Administration of Physical Education (3).
PET 5425. Curriculum Design in Physical Education (3).
PET 5437. Foundations of Movement for Children (3).
PET 5447. Secondary School Physical Education Curriculum Theory and Development (3).
PET 5465. Fiscal Management in Sports (3).
PET 5467. NCAA Compliance and Institutional Control (3).
PET 5476. Athletic Administration (3).
PET 5478. Issues in Sport Law (3).
PET 5535. Research Methods (3).
PET 5615. Evaluation and Assessment in Adapted Physical Education (3).
PET 5645. Programs in Adapted Physical Education (3).
PET 5715. Effective Teaching in Physical Education (3).
PET 5716. Analysis and Observation of Teaching in Physical Education (3).
PET 5717. Models in Teaching Physical Education (3).
PET 5906r. Directed Individual Study (1-3). (S/U grade only.)
PET 5912r. Supervised Research (1-4). (S/U grade only.)
PET 5940r. Field Laboratory Internship (1-8). (S/U grade only.)
PET 5942r. Supervised Teaching (1-4). (S/U grade only.)
PET 5947r. Practicum in Sport Administration (3).
PET 6419. Supervision in Physical Education (3).
PET 6446. Professional Preparation of Teachers of Physical Education (3).
PET 6497. Seminar in Administration of Physical Education and Athletics (3).
PET 6536. Research on Teaching (3).
PET 6931r. Advanced Topics (1-4).
PET 6939. Seminar in Research on Teaching Physical Education (3).
PET 6969. Doctoral Qualifying Exam (0). (S/U grade only.)

For listings relating to graduate course work for thesis, dissertation, and masters and doctoral examinations and defense, consult the Graduate Bulletin.