School of Physical Education and Athletics

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Physical Education (PHSD) Courses

Activity Courses

Recreation (RECR) Courses

Work Terms


PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PHSD) COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

2000. Introduction to Physical Education and Recreation. An introduction to the philosophical, scientific, socio-cultural and historical concepts and influences in Physical Education and Recreation.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for PHSD 2000 and RECR 2000.

2100. Introduction to Organization and Administration. The course will introduce students to basic administrative functions in a work setting in Physical Education/Recreation. The laboratory sessions will assist students to develop skill in the basic computer applications relevant to these functions.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Two hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for PHSD 2100 and RECR 2100.

2300. Growth and Development. Introductory study of human growth and developmental factors and their influence on the learning of motor skills.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both PHSD 2300 and the former PHSD 2120.

2310. Human Anatomy. A study of the structure of the human body with emphasis on selected systems (muscular, skeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory).
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Two hours per week.

2320. Primary Human Physiology. A study of bodily functions with emphasis on selected systems (muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory).
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Two hours per week.

2410. Historical and Comparative Physical Education. A history of the development of Physical Education and Sport from ancient societies to modern times.
Lectures: Three hours per week.

3110. Curriculum Development and Teaching Methods in Primary and Elementary School Physical Education. This course will provide an overview, through a blend of theory and practical experience, of curriculum development and teaching methods as they apply to primary/elementary level Physical Education.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Three hours per week.
Prerequisite: Physical Education 3300.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both PHSD 3110 and the former PHSD 311A/B or PHSD 2110.

3300. Motor Learning. This course will present an overview of motor learning and performance variables and their application to the teaching of physical skills, and will investigate motor control issues related to skill instruction.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Two hours per week.
Prerequisite: Physical Education 2300.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both PHSD 3300 and the former PHSD 2120.

3310. Physiology of Exercise. Physiological effects of and body adaptations to muscular exercise, physical conditioning and training.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Three hours per week.
Prerequisite: Physical Education 2320.

3320. Kinesiology. The analysis of human movement; the mechanics of motion and the general application of kinesiology.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Two hours per week.
Prerequisites: Physical Education 2310 and 2320 or permission of instructor.

3330. Health Issues I. Issues in personal and community health related to infectious illness, degenerative illness, heredity and nutrition.
Lectures: Three hours per week.

3340. Adapted Physical Activity and Recreation. The course presents an overview of current practices, philosophies and issues related to physical activity and recreation for persons with disabilities. Knowledge and understanding of various disabling conditions and consequent needs of persons with disabilities, including health, safety and fitness, and how these needs may be met in terms of physical activity will be emphasized.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both PHSD 3340 and RECR 3340.

3350. Health Issues II. Issues in personal and community health related to environmental pollution, mental health, ageing, death and dying and holistic healing.
Lectures: Three hours per week.

3360. Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries. A basic introduction to the field of athletic therapy and sports medicine. The content focuses on the prevention and care of sports injuries and covers topics such as: preventive screening; safe environments; on the spot assessment and First Aid; legal responsibility; supportive taping/wrapping.
Prerequisites: PHSD 2310, PHSD 2320, Basic First Aid Course.

3410. Sociology of Sport. Analysis of functions of sport in Canadian and North American society. Areas include social organization of sport, sport and social processes, sport and social problems, socialization and stratification of sport, and violence in sport.
Lectures: Three hours per week.

421A/B. Advanced Coaching of a Selected Sport.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Field experience: Coaching assignment.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

4310. Evaluation in Physical Education. Programme evaluation and measurement of the components of physical performance. Statistical treatment and interpretation of data.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Two hours per week.

4320. Fitness Leadership. A course designed to prepare physical education professionals in the administrative, interpretive, instructional, interpersonal and pedagogic competencies required for, and associated with fitness testing, teaching and leadership.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Prerequisites: Physical Education 2310, 2320, 3310 and 3320 or permission of instructor.

4330. Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. An introduction to the psychological factors that influence participation in sport and exercise and the psychological effects derived from participation.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for PHSD 4330 and RECR 4330.

4420. Issues in Physical Education. In this course students will explore through research and discussion, trends and issues basic to physical education and sport in today's society (e.g., violence in sport, equity).
Lectures: Three hours per week.

4600. Introduction to Research in Physical Education. An introduction to research methodologies currently employed in Physical Education.
Lectures: Three hours per week
Prerequisite: Physical Education 4310.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for PHSD 4600 and RECR 4600.

4610. Physical Education Research Project. A detailed study, under supervision, of a selected topic in the field of Physical Education or Recreation. The topic must be approved by the Director of the School.
Lectures: Three hours per week .
Prerequisite: Physical Education 4310, 4600.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for PHSD 4610 and RECR 4610.

4910. Directed Study. Approval of Committee on Undergraduate Studies and the instructor. (Permission to enrol to be obtained in the term preceding enrolment).
Lectures: Three hours per week.

Education 2194. Physical Education in the Primary and Elementary Grades (P,E). The curriculum organization in physical education for the Primary and Elementary grades; instructional material and teaching techniques for these grades; creative, aesthetic and health-developing aspects of Physical Education.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for Education 2194 and the former Education 3070, or the former Education 2192 taken during the 1984-85 or 1985-86 academic year.

Education 4190. The Teaching of Physical Education in the Sec-ondary School (S). This course applies the principles of effective teaching to the teaching and learning of physical education. Topics include the nature and purpose of physical education, an examination of the physical education curriculum, an analysis of quality daily physical education, approaches to teaching physical education, and evaluation of progress in physical education.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
NOTE: Education 2194 and 4190 are courses offered to students in the Faculty of Education only.

ACTIVITY COURSES

Attendance is required in PHSD 2210, 2220, 3210, 3220, 4210, 4220.

Students who are absent for more than six class hours in any of these courses may be required to withdraw from the remainder of the course. Students required to withdraw from a course for failure to comply with attendance regulations will receive a grade of 0 F.

2210. Concepts, Skills and Strategies of Selected Physical Activities. Movement concepts: the conceptual approach to teaching physical activity. Application through various forms of dance (e.g., creative, folk).
Attendance: Six hours per week.

Throughout the following fifteen credit hours a number of teaching methods may be employed; emphasis will be placed on the language and practice of the conceptual approach.

2220. Concepts, Skills and Strategies of Selected Physical Activities. Gymnastics and Aquatics.
Attendance: Six hours per week.
Prerequisite: PHSD 2210.

3210. Concepts, Skills and Strategies of Selected Physical Activities. Court Games: volleyball, tennis, badminton, plus a selection of other court games. Individual Activities: track and field, wrestling, and other combative activities.
Attendance: Six hours per week.
Prerequisite: PHSD 2220.

3220. Concepts, Skills and Strategies of Selected Physical Activities. Target and Field Games: golf, archery, softball. Outdoor Activities (Summer): canoeing, navigational skills, lightweight camping, over-night canoe trip, introduction to rock climbing.
Attendance: Six hours per week.
Prerequisite: PHSD 3210.

4210. Concepts, Skills and Strategies of Selected Physical Activities. Territorial Games 1: ice hockey, water polo, lacrosse. Outdoor Activities (Winter): snow travel methods emphasizing cross-country skiing, navigational skills, winter survival/camping, overnight camping.
Attendance: Six hours per week.
Prerequisite: PHSD 3220.

4220. Concepts, Skills and Strategies of Selected Physical Activities. Territorial Games 2: (Outdoor) soccer, rugby. (Indoor) basketball, team handball.
Attendance: Six hours per week.
Prerequisite: PHSD 4210.

RECREATION (RECR) COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

2000. Introduction to Physical Education and Recreation. An introduction to the philosophical, scientific, socio-cultural and historical concepts and influences in Physical Education and Recreation. An orientation to the profession is provided as well.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for RECR 2000 and PHSD 2000.

2100. Introduction to Organization and Administration. The course will introduce students to basic administrative functions in a work setting in Physical Education/Recreation. The laboratory sessions will assist students to develop skill in the basic computer applications relevant to these functions.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Laboratory: Two hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for RECR 2100 and PHSD 2100.

2505. Recreation Programming and Evaluation. This course is designed to introduce the student to a variety of methodologies, skills, and materials for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating professional recreation programmes for diverse populations in a variety of settings.
Lectures: Three hours per week.

3340. Adapted Physical Activity and Recreation. The course presents an overview of current practices, philosophies and issues related to physical activity and recreation for persons with disabilities. Knowledge and understanding of various disabling conditions and consequent needs of persons with disabilities, including health, safety and fitness, and how these needs may be met in terms of physical activity will be emphasized.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both RECR 3340 and PHSD 3340.

3525. Canadian Recreation Delivery Systems. This course will provide a introduction to recreation and sport delivery systems in Newfoundland and Canada. The course will examine the various agencies that administer recreation and sport at municipal, provincial and national levels.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Prerequisite: RECR 2000.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for RECR 3525 and the former PHSD 3250 or PHSD 4520.

3535. Legal Aspects of Leisure and Recreation Services. This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity for in-depth study of legal issues related to the operation of leisure services and facilities. Issues of tort and contract liability, employment related legal aspects, human rights and freedoms, and administrative procedures involved in property acquisition, law enforcement and risk management are the topics of this course.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
Prerequisite: RECR 2100 or PHSD 2100.

3555. Outdoor Recreation Management. An overview of outdoor recreation practices in Newfoundland and Canada. This course will examine the management of resources, conservation education and practices, development for public use or exclusion; legislation related to management of risk; viability of facilities; national and provincial agencies; private commercial ventures; and future trends in management. Management strategies will form a major part of the course.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for RECR 3555 and the former PHSD 3550.

3565. Tourism/Commercial Recreation. The course will examine behavioral factors influencing tourism; promotion of commercial recreation attractions; provincial strategies in travel and tourism; problems of leisure travel; stability of entrepreneurial ventures in tourism; and research and planning strategies relevant to commercial ventures.
Lectures: Three hours per week
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for RECR 3565 and the former PHSD 3560.

3575. Community Development and Recreation. This course introduces various theoretical perspectives on community organization and development, as well as methods available to the recreation practitioner to facilitate the development of recreation services in communities. This course examines, in particular, recreation services delivery which involves community residents and groups in recreation programme decision-making and implementation.
Lectures: Three hours per week.

4330. Social Psychology of Sport, Physical Activity, and Rec-reation. An introduction to the psychological factors that influence participation in sport, exercise, and recreation and the psychological effects derived from participation.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for RECR 4330 and PHSD 4330.

4515. Principles and Practices of Social Recreation. This course focuses on the variety of settings where social interaction is of primary importance rather than an incidental by-product. The major categories of art, crafts, dance, drama, social games are examined in detail. Strong emphasis is placed upon the development of skills for leading social recreation activities.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for RECR 4515 and the former PHSD 4510.

4525. Strategic Planning for Recreation. This course focuses on the strategic planning process and how it can be used within recreation organizations. The course is designed to introduce students to various planning theories and to provide students with opportunities to develop skills in strategic and other planning processes.
Lectures: Three hours per week.

4535. Camp Administration and Programming. Organization of residence and mobile camps, camp ownership, site, property, buildings, health and safety, staff recruitment, budget, programming, operation and evaluation.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for RECR 4535 and the former PHSD 4530.

4545. Facility Planning, Design and Management. Major considerations in selecting site, size, type and usage of the more popular facilities. Problems in design, layout and function, standards and modifications.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for RECR 4545 and the former PHSD 4540.

4555. Leadership and Supervision in Recreation. Need, selection, training and supervision of leaders in recreation. Certification, standards and professional organizations. Evaluation of leadership - materials and methods used. Practical exposure to roles of both leader and supervisor through seminar and related fieldwork.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for RECR 4555 and the former PHSD 4550.

4565. Recreation Promotion and Marketing. The course will examine the communication processes, marketing strategies and evaluative methods that enable an agency to promote its products, programmes and services.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for RECR 4565 and the former PHSD 4560.

4575. Recreation Ethics, Issues and Trends. The course will explore contemporary trends and issues identified by governments and recreation practitioners and the way in which these issues influence the delivery of leisure services.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for RECR 4575 and the former PHSD 4570.

4585. Financing Recreation Services. The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities for in-depth study of financing leisure services in a variety of settings. The primary learning objectives are to achieve an understanding of revenue sources, financial management and budgeting, the concepts of equity from a justice, social and economic perspective, and the ability to use various techniques in the allocation of resources, the pricing of services, and ascertaining the costs of providing services.
Lectures: Three hours per week.

4600. Introduction to Research in Physical Education and Recreation. An introduction to research methodologies currently employed in Physical Education and Recreation.
Lectures: Three hours per week.
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both RECR 4600 and PHSD 4600.

4610. Recreation Research Project. A detailed study, under super-vision, of a selected topic in the field of Recreation. The topic must be approved by the Committee on Undergraduate Studies of the School.
Lectures: Three hours per week
Prerequisite: Recreation 4600
NOTE: Credit may not be obtained for both RECR 4610 and PHSD 4610.

4625. Theoretical Perspectives of Recreation and Leisure. The purpose of this course is to provide an in-depth overview and analysis of current theoretical perspectives/paradigms related to the leisure experience. A parallel purpose is to examine psychological, sociological and social-psychological constructs that contribute to a contemporary, interdisciplinary understanding of recreation and leisure.
Lectures: Three hours per week.

4635. Multicultural Perspectives of Recreation and Leisure. A cross-cultural analysis of recreation and leisure and their relationship to culture. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the interrelationships of the social, physical, psychological, economic, and political aspects of leisure and recreation in various cultures.
Lectures: Three hours per week.

4915. Directed Study. Approval of Committee on Undergraduate Studies and the instructor. (Permission to enroll to be obtained in the term preceding enrolment).
Lectures: Three hours per week.

WORK TERMS

NOTE: (PHSD refers to Physical Education courses and RECR refers to Recreation courses)

001W. Work Term 1 (PHSD, RECR) (Spring Semester). This Work Term follows successful completion of Academic Term 2 (Bachelor of Physical Education (Co-operative)) and Academic Term 4 (Bachelor of Recreation (Co-operative)). Students are expected to learn, develop and practise the high standards of professional behaviour and performance expected in the work environment. As one component of the Work Term, the student is required to complete a Work Report.

002W. Work Term 2 (PHSD, RECR) (Winter Semester). This Work Term follows successful completion of Academic Term 3 (Bachelor of Physical Education (Co-operative)) and Academic Term 5 (Bachelor of Recreation (Co-operative)). Students are expected to further expand and develop their professional knowledge and skills and should be able to accept increased responsibility and challenge in the work place. As one component of the Work Term, the student is required to complete a Work Report.

003W. Work Term 3 (PHSD, RECR) (Fall Semester). This Work Term follows successful completion of Academic Term 4 (Bachelor of Physical Education (Co-operative)) and Academic Term 6 (Bachelor of Recreation (Co-operative)). Students should have sufficient academic grounding and work experience to exercise greater independence and responsibility in their assigned work. As one component of the Work Term, the student is required to complete a Work Report.

004W. Work Term 4 (PHSD) (Spring Semester). This is the final Work Term and follows successful completion of Academic Term 5. Students should be able to demonstrate professional behaviours and competencies at a high level during this final work placement. As one component of the Work Term, the student is required to complete a Work Report.

WORK REPORTS

A Work Report, on a topic approved by the Programme Manager or delegate, must be submitted for each work term. The report must be approved by the employer and submitted to the School on or before the deadline scheduled by the School. Evidence of the student's ability to gather material relevant to the report, analyze it effectively and present it in a clear, logical and concise form, will be required in the report.

Topics may include work report writing, work term evaluation, career planning, employment seeking skills, resumé preparation, interview skills, ethics and professional concepts, behaviourial requirements in the work place - among others.

NOTE: Seminars on professional development, conducted by the School of Physical Education and Athletics, are presented during Academic Terms 1 and 2 to prepare the student for participation in subsequent Work Terms.


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