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Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics

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Director: Dr. Darlene Bailey, Chair/Director of Athletics 
Assistant Professor: Larry Holley
Instructors: Dustin Combs, Jill Cress, Jerod Kruse, Jefferson Roblee, Mike Stockton, Shawn Weigel and Paul Worstell

The mission of the Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics Department is to be an integral part of the education process at William Jewell College by supporting the development of the “whole person”—physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual. The department’s aim is to improve students through the medium of physical and sport activities that support this mission. Opportunities will be provided for professional preparation, in accordance with accrediting agency requirements, of highly qualified teachers and leaders in recreation and athletics.


Goals for Student Learning

Our graduates will be able to:

  • Facilitate lifelong learning in a world of change;
  • Confront the challenges of tomorrow;
  • Exhibit leadership skills in order to affect decisions that will encourage the acquisition of health and other behaviors leading to an active, productive, and healthy lifestyle.

The department offers two majors and two minors. Both majors lead to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree: recreation and sport, and physical education. The department also offers a two minors in coaching and performance enhancement, and recreation and sport.

Two hours of physical education activity are required of all students for graduation. Students fulfill this requirement by selecting two to four of the lifetime activities listed below. Four hours of activity may be counted within the 124 hours required toward a degree. The Department encourages students to involve themselves in aerobic activity at least three times per week. The Department challenges every student who cannot swim to conquer any fear of the water and to learn skills which could potentially save her or his life by enrolling in beginning swimming. Activities marked with an asterisk (*) require payment of a fee. Activities marked with a plus (+) require the ability to swim at least 25 meters.

All activity courses will be taught on a pass-fail basis. Courses will be adapted to meet special needs. The same activity may not be repeated for credit toward a degree, but students may repeat courses on a 0 credit basis.

PED 101

Step Aerobics (0.5)

PED 102

Boxing Aerobics (0.5)

PED 104

Archery (0.5)

PED 105

Badminton (0.5)

PED 106

Rock Climbing (0.5)

PED 107

Bowling (0.5)

PED 109

Fencing (0.5)

PED 110

Golf (1)

PED 112

Racquetball (0.5)

PED 113

Yoga (1)

PED 114

Pilates (1)

PED 115

Self-Defense (0.5)

PED 116

Ballroom Dancing (1)

PED 117

Pop & Rock Dancing (1)

PED 118

Country Line Dancing (0.5)

PED 120

Super Circuit (1)

PED 121

Recreational Water Games (0.5)

PED 122

Volleyball (0.5)

PED 123

Sand Volleyball (0.5)

PED 124

Fly Tying & Fishing (0.5)

PED 126

Swimming (1)

PED 127

Scuba Diving (0.5)

PED 128 

Tennis (1)

PED 129

Lifeguard Training (1)

PED 130

Water Exercise (0.5)

PED 131

Squash (0.5)

PED 132

Tumbling (1)

PED 133

Strength & Conditioning (1)

PED 134

Horseback Riding (0.5)

PED 135

Reinsmanship (0.5)

PED 136

Jogging (0.5)

PED 138

Walking Off Weight (0.5)

PED 140

Snow Skiing (0.5)

 


The Major

Both majors require students to complete the following:

  •  A performance portfolio will be constructed by students throughout their undergraduate education. The portfolio details are available from the student’s departmental academic advisor. They are designed for each major; Physical Education (9-12) and Recreation and Sport;
  • A departmental junior review (after the student has completed 75 hours and before completing 90 hours) is required. At this time an initial review of the student’s performance portfolio will occur. Contact the academic advisor for further details;
  • A senior oral exit exam will take place after the student has completed 105 hours and prior to graduation. Contact the academic advisor for details.

Physical Education

This major has been approved by William Jewell College and is currently being reviewed for approval by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The purposes of the teacher education program are to prepare teachers who:

  1. Have a strong background in their teaching specialty (i.e., scientific knowledge, motor skills, human movement or health content);
  2. Understand health and physical education as a profession, including the historical and philosophical aspects, and can explain how health and physical education teachers can advance the goals of the profession in a variety of settings;
  3. Become effective coordinators of learning, relate theory to practice by planning, implementing and evaluating learning experiences, and cause students to become self-directed,lifelong learners.

 

Required Courses  

PED 155

Foundations of Physical
Education, Recreation, & Sport (2)

PED 216

Aerobic Conditioning and
Strength Training (2)

PED 228

Lifetime Individual Activities & Dance (3)

PED 229

Lifetime Team Activities (2)

PED 249

Anatomy & Physiology (2)

PED 250

Health Science (2)

PED 256

Social Aspects of Physical Education
& Recreation (2)

PED 261

Prevention and Treatment
of Athletic Injuries (2)

PED 280

Psychological Aspects of
Physical Education & Recreation (2)

PED 300

Physiology of Exercise (3)

PED 375

Perceptual Motor Development (2)

PED 381

Assessment & Evaluation
in Physical Education (2)

PED 392

Kinesiology (2)

PED 420

Adapted Physical Education (2)

PED 465

Methods of Middle School & Secondary
School Physical Education (2)

 

32 hours

 

In addition, all Physical Education Majors will follow the Secondary Education Teacher Certification program, in the WJC Department of Education.

Recreation and Sport

The purpose of the Recreation and Sport program will be to prepare professionals for careers in a wide variety of settings, such as: public park and recreation departments, community centers, fitness facilities, personal fitness trainers, corporate recreation, church recreation, nonprofit recreation centers, and sport-related activities in non-school settings.


Required Courses  

PED 126

Swimming (1)

PED 155

Foundations of Physical
Education, Recreation, & Sport (2)

PED 216

Aerobic Conditioning and
Strength Training (2)

PED 225

Officiating Sport (2)

PED 249

Anatomy & Physiology (2)

PED 250

Health Science (2)

PED 256

Social Aspects of Physical Education
& Recreation (2)

PED 261

Prevention and Treatment
of Athletic Injuries (2)

PED 280

Psychological Aspects of
Physical Education & Recreation (2)

PED 290

Field Experience in Recreation
and Sport (2)

PED 300

Physiology of Exercise (3)

PED 381

Assessment & Evaluation
in Physical Education (2)

PED 390

Facilities & Equipment in
Recreation & Sport (2)

PED 392

Kinesiology (2)

PED 490

Internship in Recreation & Sport (6)

BUS 201

Organization & Management (3)

COM 260

Organizational Communication (4)

 

41 hours

 


The Minors

The following two minors complement students’ majors. They provide the flexibility and diversity needed to allow the student to pursue a specific career interest in Coaching and Performance Enhancement or Recreation and Sport while at the same time providing the breadth needed to adapt these interests to a variety of markets. The minors thereby strengthen the students’ academic preparation and enhance career options regardless of their William Jewell College major. A major in Business Administration or Organizational Communication is recommended with these minors.

Coaching and Performance Enhancement

 

Required Courses  

PED 249

Anatomy & Physiology (2)

PED 256

Social Aspects of Physical Education
& Recreation (2)

PED 261

Prevention and Treatment
of Athletic Injuries (2)

PED 280

Psychological Aspects of
Physical Education & Recreation (2)

PED 300

Physiology of Exercise (3)

PED 392

Kinesiology (2)

PED 440

Internship in Coaching (2)

 

Designated Electives (see list below) (4)

 

19 hours

 

 

Designated Electives (select two)

PED 339

Analysis of Coaching Swimming
and Diving (2)

PED 394

Analysis of Coaching Cheerleaders
and Dance Teams (2)

PED 395

Analysis of Coaching Football (2)

PED 396

Analysis of Coaching Basketball (2)

PED 397

Analysis of Coaching Baseball (2)

PED 398

Analysis of Coaching Track and Field (2)

PED 399

Analysis of Coaching Volleyball (2)

The following courses are recommended as electives:

CTI 255

Sports Science: Physics Applications
and Ethical Issues 94)

PSY 421

Seminar: Sport Psychology (1-4)

 

 

Recreation and Sport

 

Required Courses  

PED 155

Foundations of Physical Education,
Recreation, & Sport (2)

BUS 201

Organization and Management (3)

PED 256

Social Aspects of Physical
Education and Sport (2)

COM 260

Organizational Communication (4)

PED 280

Psychological Aspects of Physical
Education & Sport (2)

PED 290

Field Experience in
Recreation and Sport (2)

PED 390

Facilities and Equipment in
Recreation and Sport (2)

PED 490

Internship in Recreation
and Sport (6)

 

23 hours

 

Course Descriptions

PED 155 Foundations of Physical Education, Recreation, & Sport (2 cr. hrs.)
An introductory professional course which covers the scope, purpose, history, growth and development, and career assessment of physical education and recreation.

PED 216 Aerobic Conditioning & Strength Training (2 cr. hrs.)
This course is designed to instruct students in different methods of cardio-respiratory training and muscular resistance training.

PED 225 Officiating Game & Sport (2 cr. hrs.)
This course is designed to teach students how to officiate games and sports including football and basketball.

PED 228 Lifetime Individual Activities & Dance (3 cr. hrs.)
An introduction to basic skills and teaching techniques in individual sports (tennis, badminton, golf and racquetball) and dance.

PED 229 Lifetime Team Activities (2 cr. hrs.)
An introduction to basic skills and teaching techniques in team sports including volleyball, soccer, basketball, softball, baseball and football.

PED 249 Anatomy and Physiology (2 cr. hrs.)
A generalized study of the structure and function of cells, tissues, metabolism, the skeletomuscular system, respiration, and cardiovascular system as they relate to physical education.

PED 250 Health Science (2 cr. hrs.)
A study of personal and community health which challenges students to consider health information from physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual dimensions and helps them master the important developmental tasks which confront them.

PED 256 Social Aspects of Physical Education & Recreation (2 cr. hrs.)
Analysis of social aspects that influence human performance in sport and exercise. Prerequisite: PED 155.

PED 261 Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injury (2 cr. hrs.)
A basic course in the management of common athletic injuries and conditions. Includes study of causes of such problems and how to help prevent their occurrence. First Aid, CPR, and AED techniques are included. Prerequisite: PED 249.

PED 280 Psychological Aspects of Physical Education & Recreation (2 cr. hrs.)
Analysis of the psychological concepts that influence human performance in sport and exercise. Prerequisite: PED 155.

PED 290 Field Experience in Recreation/Sport (2 cr. hrs.)
Provides practical experience at selected recreation agencies. Students will be supervised by department staff and agency director(s). Requires approval of department chair. Prerequisites: PED 155, 261.

PED 300 Physiology of Exercise (3 cr. hrs.)
A study of the immediate and long-range effects of physical activity on the muscular, respiratory, circulatory, nervous, and metabolic systems. Laboratories are included. Prerequisite: PED 249. Recommended: PED 392.

PED 339 Analysis of Coaching Swimming and Diving (2 cr. hrs.)
American National Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Course. Certification requires meeting all current Red Cross standards. Course credit is independent of Red Cross certification.

PED 375 Perceptual Motor Development (2 cr. hrs.)
A study of changes in motor behavior over the lifespan, the processes underlying these changes, and the factors affecting them. Prerequisite: PED 249.

PED 381 Assessment & Evaluation of Physical Education (2 cr. hrs.)
A study of the assessment and evaluation procedures in physical education, recreation, and sport science, the administration of such procedures, and the interpretation of the results via fundamental statistical methods. Prerequisite: junior standing. Recommended: PED 228, PED 229.

PED 390 Facilities and Equipment in Recreation and Sport (2 cr. hrs.)
Planning principles and guidelines for the design, construction, and equipping of educational, recreational, and sport facilities. Prerequisite: PED 155.

PED 392 Kinesiology (2 cr. hrs.)
The study of the principles of human movement, structural, and mechanical. Prerequisite: PED 249.

PED 394 Analysis of Coaching Cheerleaders and Dance Teams (2 cr. hrs.)
Fundamentals and techniques of teaching the gymnastic and rhythmic activities associated with cheerleading and dance teams.

PED 395 Analysis of Coaching Football (2 cr. hrs.)
Techniques of conditioning, methods of motivation, and strategies of coaching varsity football.

PED 396 Analysis of Coaching Basketball (2 cr. hrs.)
Techniques of conditioning, methods of motivation, and strategies of coaching varsity basketball.

PED 397 Analysis of Coaching Baseball and Softball (2 cr. hrs.)
Techniques of conditioning, methods of motivation, and strategies of coaching varsity baseball and softball.

PED 398 Analysis of Coaching Track and Field (2 cr. hrs.)
Techniques of conditioning, methods of motivation, and strategies of coaching varsity track and field.

PED 399 Analysis of Coaching Volleyball (2 cr. hrs.)
Techniques of conditioning, methods of motivation, and strategies of coaching volleyball.

PED 420 Adapted Physical Education (2 cr. hrs.)
Survey of human disabilities combined with adaptive and rehabilitative measures to promote better living for the individual. Prerequisites: PED 249, 375. Recommended: PED 300, 392.

PED 440 Internship in Coaching (2 cr. hrs.)
Provides opportunity to gain coaching and sport administration experience. Course may be repeated with a different sport assignment. Requires approval of department chair.

PED 465 Methods of Middle & Secondary School Physical Education (2 cr. hrs.)
Methods and activities in Physical Education in the Middle & Secondary School. This course will consist of classroom lecture and hands on lab experience. Prerequisites: PED 228, 229, 381.

PED 490 Internship in Recreation/Sport (6 cr. hrs.)
Opportunity to observe, participate, lead, and learn in a variety of recreation/sport settings and with a variety of populations. Requires approval of department chair. Prerequisites: PED 155, 290, 390. Senior standing recommended.

PED 499 Independent Study in Physical Education (1-6 cr. hrs.)
Designed to provide the opportunity to pursue a topic of special interest which is not a part of the regular course offerings. Requires approval of department chair. May be repeated.

 
   

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