Physical Education 5020 3 credits
Physiology of Exercise

The purpose of this class is to integrate basic concepts and relevant scientific information to provide the foundation for understanding nutrition, energy, transfer, exercise, and training.

Physical Education 5030 3 credits
Philosophy, Curriculum, and Administration of Health Education

This course develops, refines, and evaluates student skills and knowledge regarding philosophy of health education; health curriculum development using national and state standards; comprehensive school health programs; and administrative issues in health education.

Physical Education 5120 2 credits
Stress Management at the Worksite

Designed to educate the student in the factors affecting one's personal stress level, factors affecting organizational stress, the components of an advantageous stress management program, and the techniques of facilitating relaxation exercises.

Physical Education 5220 3 credits
Teaching of Human Sexuality, Alcohol, and Other Drugs

Curriculum planning methods and teaching of sex, alcohol, and other drugs education.

Physical Education 5360 1 credit
Fitness Evaluation

Designed to teach the student methods and procedures for evaluating the components of health fitness in various age groups and fitness populations.

Physical Education 5380 1 credit
Fitness Programming and Prescription

Designed to teach the student how to develop and implement fitness programs for various populations. The student will investigate the concept of exercise adherence and factors affecting it.

Physical Education 5420 2 credits
Health Promotion at the Worksite

This course prepares the student to plan, design, implement, and evaluate a health promotion program in a corporate or workplace setting.

Physical Education 5430 3 credits
Teaching Exceptional Children in Health and Physical Education

This course provides an introduction to the principles and practices regarding the development and implementation of an adapted physical activity program for individuals with disabilities. Topics covered will include an overview of the legal basis for adapted physical activity, discussion of disabilities, pedagogical techniques, and placement issues/concerns for individuals with disabilities in sport and physical activities.

Physical Education 5500 2 credits
Methods in Teaching Health Education

Utilization of approved methods and materials for teaching health in grades kindergarten through 12; application of course content and procedures involved in health teaching.

Physical Education 5510 2 credits
Assessment and Screening in Physical Education

nowledge provided regarding principles for selection of assessment/screening tools and administrative considerations. Practical opportunities to administer, score, and interpret a variety of tools. Production of goals and objectives based on assessment/screening results.

Physical Education 5610 1 credit
Coaching Basketball

This course is designed to cover the basics of coaching basketball in a competitive setting. Anyone interested in coaching basketball is eligible to take this course. This course does not satisfy the general education requirement for a physical education activity course.

Physical Education 5620 2 credits
Physical Education for Elementary Schools

The objectives, methods, and organization of physical education in the elementary school will be discussed. Students will also be expected to do field experiences and teaching out in the schools.

Physical Education 5720 3 credits

A synthesis of anatomy and mechanics to facilitate the understanding of human movement. Emphasis will be placed upon both qualitative and quantitive approaches for analysis and study of human movement and its impact on effective teaching of physical activities.

Physical Education 5830 2 credits
Perceptual Motor Learning and Motor Development

The course will illustrate how the framework of motor development, movement skill learning, and fitness enhancement serve as the foundation for development from conception to adulthood. Discussion will also focus upon not only motor, but also the cognitive and affective development.

Physical Education 5850 2 credits

Introductory nutrition course that studies the basic nutrition concepts and examines controversial topics.

Physical Education 5860 1 credit
Nutrition in Human Performance

To provide an overview of the role of nutition plays relative to human performance. Emphasis is placed upon dietary evaluation and recommendation regarding nutrient intake and weight management.
Physical Education 5920 2 credits
Emotional Health

This course explores the role that human emotions lay in life and the classroom. The value of laughter, effective communication, praise, and positive attitude are also introduced as they relate to healthy living and teaching health education.

Physical Education 6020 2 credits
Psychology of Coaching

The principles and techniques applicable to coaching interschool activities.

Physical Education 6230 3 credits
Methods in Middle/Secondary Physical Education

This course explores all the elements of planning for, managing, and instructing physical education classes. Students will be given the opportunity to work directly with school-age students, and reflect upon their experiences. Students will plan lessons, evaluate in-service teachers as well as their peers, and develop a number of teaching strategies.

Physical Education 6320 2 credits
Consumer Health

A survey and analysis of todayís public health problems. An overview describing the relationship between the health of consumers and the use of products and services.

Physical Education 6330 3 credits
Organization and Administration of Physical Education

The course is designed to examine, develop, refine, and evaluate the management and leadership styles, administrative skills, K-12 scope and sequence, and curriculum development of physical education and health.

Physical Education 6430 1-3 credits
Current Issues in Health and Physical Education

Study of current topics in health and physical education.

Physical Education 6530 3 credits
Practicum in Adapted Physical Education

Students will address the psychomotor needs of individuals with a disability through the development and implementation of appropriate physical activity programs. Program implementations will include both educational and recreational settings.

Physical Education 6620 2 credits
Advanced Athletic Training

The course deals with sport specific injuries, their prevention and treatment, and rehabilitation. The course also includes evaluation of injuries and the use of modalities in treatment.

Physical Education 6920 2 credits
Psychological and Social Health

The purpose of this course is to evaluate and discuss the pedagogical ramifications of health issues that have psychological and/or social impact on the learner. Identification of such issues and instructional strategies will be the main focus of this course.

Physical Education 6940 2 credits
Seminar in Community and Environmental Health Education

In-depth research and presentation of material related to topical health issues and service learning.

Physical Education 6960 1-3 credits
Independent Study in Physical Education

Physical Education 7420 2-6 credits
Practicum in Athletic Coaching

Actual experience related to the coaching of an athletic team under the leadership of an experienced coach and teacher.

Physical Education 7920 2 credits
Seminar Paper Research

Physical Education 7980 1-3 credits
Independent Study in Health Education

The amount of graduate credit allowed for independent study may not exceed a total of three credits. Approval must be secured before independent study courses are begun. Students registering for independent study must submit at or before registration a description signed by the instructor conducting the independent study of the subject to be covered. Independent study may not be used for collecting information for the seminar paper.

Physical Education 7990 3-6 credits
Thesis Research

Three graduate faculty serve on the studentís thesis committee and must have signed a thesis proposal in order to register for Thesis Research. The document Standards and Procedures for Approved Masterís Theses, UW-Platteville Requirements is available at reference/gradstud.htmlx.