PHYSED 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.
PHYSED 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.
PHYSED 5220 2 credits Teaching Issues Relating to Alcohol, Drugs, and Sexuality
This course covers information and explores strategies, programs, and teaching techniques to prepare the teaching candidate to teach in a school setting. The teacher candidate is required to perform 5 hours of teaching in a school setting. P: PHYSED 2030 Spring.
PHYSED 5330 2 credits Lifetime Activities
The course allows the physical education teacher candidate to experience, implement, and instruct lifetime activities in their Physical Education curriculum; such as biking, inline skating, weight training, aerobics, and other current trends in their Physical Education curriculum.
PHYSED 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.
PHYSED 5380 2 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 as well as conduct case study. P: PHYSED 5020.
PHYSED 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.
PHYSED 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.
PHYSED 5500 3 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.
PHYSED 5510 2 credits Assessment and Screening in Physical Education
Knowledge 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.
PHYSED 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.
PHYSED 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.
PHYSED 5720 3 credits Kinesiology
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.
PHYSED 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.
PHYSED 5850 2 credits Nutrition
Introductory nutrition course that studies the basic nutrition concepts and examines controversial topics.
PHYSED 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.
PHYSED 5920 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.
PHYSED 6020 2 credits Psychology of Coaching
The principles and techniques applicable to coaching interschool activities.
PHYSED 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.
PHYSED 6320 2 credits Consumer Health
A survey and analysis of today's public health problems. An overview describing the relationship between the health of consumers and the use of products and services.
PHYSED 6330 4 credits Organization, Administration, and Curriculum of Physical Education and Health
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.
PHYSED 6430 1-3 credits Current Issues in Health and Physical Education
Study of current topics in health and physical education.
PHYSED 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.
PHYSED 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.
PHYSED 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.
PHYSED 6940 3 credits Seminar in Community and Environmental Health Education
In-depth research and presentation of material related to topical health issues and service learning.
PHYSED 6960 1-3 credits Independent Study in Physical Education
PHYSED 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.
PHYSED 7920 2 credits Seminar Paper Research
PHYSED 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.
PHYSED 7990 3-6 credits Thesis Research
Three graduate faculty serve on the student's thesis committee and must have signed a thesis proposal in order to register for Thesis Research. The document Standards and Procedures for Approved Master's Theses, UW-Platteville Requirements is available at