Physical Education Major, Physical Activity in Educational Settings Concentration (B.S.) - Undergraduate - 2015 University Catalog

Coordinator: Dr. Robert Horn
Office: University Hall, Room 4136
Phone:(973) 655-6832
Email: hornr@mail.montclair.edu


Students who complete any of the concentrations in this major will have a broad background in the theories and applications of physical education. Students will be well-positioned to apply for graduate studies in related field or get a variety of fitness-oriented jobs working in educational and community settings. Because the General Education, Department Core and Activity Requirements are the same in all concentrations, students can easily move from one concentration to another.

Concentration in Physical Activity in Educational Settings

The concentration in Physical Activity in Educational Settings is offered as another alternative for students who are not seeking teacher certification in Health and Physical Education. This concentration contains all elements of the Teacher Certification program, without the teacher education sequence. The concentration in Physical Activity in Educational Settings provides students with a core of physical education and health courses and required general education courses prior to entering one of the other concentrations (the Teaching Certification in Physical Education and Health, Coaching, or Community-Based Fitness and Wellness).

Students entering the B.S. in Physical Education major, who are not in one of the other concentrations, are automatically enrolled in the Physical Activity in Educational Settings concentration. From here, students can switch to the Teacher Certification in Physical Education and Health program or to either the concentration in Coaching or Community-Based Fitness and Wellness.


PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN EDUC SETTINGS CONC

Complete 66 semester hours including the following 5 requirement(s):

  1. REQUIRED THEORY COURSES

    Complete the following 13 courses for 36 semester hours:

    HLTH 215 Drug Education in the Schools (3 hours lecture) 3
    HLTH 222 Mental Health in the Schools (3 hours lecture) 3
    HLTH 295 Sexuality Education in the Schools (3 hours lecture) 3
    HLTH 307 The Study of Human Diseases (3 hours lecture) 3
    HPEM 199 Freshman Seminar in Health and Physical Education (1 hour seminar) 1
    HPEM 352 Development and Philosophy of Health and Physical Education (3 hours lecture) 3
    HPEM 355 Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education (3 hours lecture) 3
    HPEM 356 Management of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Fitness Programs (3 hours lecture) 3
    PEMJ 200 Human Motor Development (1 hour lecture) 1
    PEMJ 320 Physiology of Exercise (3.0 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab) 4
    PEMJ 321 Kinesiology (3 hours lecture) 3
    PEMJ 324 Basic Motor Learning (3 hours lecture) 3
    PEMJ 351 Adapted Physical Education (3 hours lecture) 3
  2. ACTIVITY COURSES

    Complete the following 4 courses for 11 semester hours:

    PEMJ 131 Fitness Activities (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
    PEMJ 145 Dance in the Schools (3.0 credits other) 2
    PEMJ 152 Introduction to Fielding and Target Games (1.25 hours lecture, 2.25 hours lab) 3
    PEMJ 153 Introduction to Invasion and Net Games (1.25 hours lecture, 2.25 hours lab) 3
  3. REQUIRED TEACHING COURSE

    Complete for 3 semester hours.

    PEMJ 335 Teaching of Elementary Physical Education (Starting Fall 2015: 2 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab) 3
  4. HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION COLLATERALS

    Complete for 4 semester hours.

    BIOL 110 The Biology of Human Life (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab) 4
  5. REQUIRED EDUCATION COURSES

    Complete the following 2 requirement(s) for 12 semester hours:

    1. Complete 1 course from the following:

      EDFD 210 Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture) 3
      READ 210 Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture) 3
      SASE 210 Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. Complete 3 courses:

      EDFD 200 Psychological Foundations of Education (3 hours lecture) 3
      EDFD 220 Philosophical Orientation to Education (3 hours lecture) 3
      EDFD 221 Historical Foundations of American Education (3 hours lecture) 3

Course Descriptions:

BIOL110: The Biology of Human Life (3 hours lecture, 2 hours lab)

The course is intended to serve the non-biology major and present a basic introduction to human anatomy and physiology. It will provide students with a laboratory experience so that they may learn the scientific method and its application in the field of human biology. This course will provide these students with a body of knowledge specific to human anatomy and physiology so that they may be well informed when dealing with important personal, family and societal issues relative to health and life-style decisions. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Natural/Physical Science Laboratory. 4 sh.

EDFD200: Psychological Foundations of Education (3 hours lecture)

The psychological foundations of education enable students to understand and apply essential topics in teaching and learning including development, motivation, diversity and assessment. Through relating theoretical frameworks to empirical research and applying them to classroom settings, students will be better able to understand their own experience as learners and conceptualize their future practice as teachers. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, Social Science. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

EDFD210: Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the public purposes of education in our social and political democracy. Students inquire into the role of schools in fostering the development of democratic principles and practices and examine various curriculum designs and pedagogical strategies. Students also explore the main issues stemming from the efforts to teach democratically in public educational institutions. Students complete 30 hours of fieldwork in an assigned high-performing urban school, which provides a context for these explorations. They examine and analyze successful practices of instruction and classroom management. Attendance at the first class is required to verify field expectations. This course is pre-requisite for admission into the teacher education program. Cross-listed with SASE 210 and READ 210. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Sophomore level or higher and ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

EDFD220: Philosophical Orientation to Education (3 hours lecture)

Western philosophical heritage as related to the issues and responsibilities of American education. Comparative analysis of past and current ideological movements that influence moral, social, and educational decisions of parents, political leaders, and professional educators. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Humanities, Philosophy or Religion. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

EDFD221: Historical Foundations of American Education (3 hours lecture)

This course offers students the crucial sequence of ideas that constitute one of the central themes in American society and culture. Since its beginnings, American thinkers have seen education as the key to an informed citizenry. Major themes in American education will be looked at through the reading of primary and secondary sources. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - Social Science, American or European History. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

HLTH215: Drug Education in the Schools (3 hours lecture)

Prepare health and physical education teachers to teach and implement drug education programs in the schools. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Health Education and Physical Education majors only. Starting Winter 2016: HPEM 199 and Physical Education (PHED) majors only.

HLTH222: Mental Health in the Schools (3 hours lecture)

This course focuses on mental health content and teaching methodology for education K-12 in schools based on the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards. 3 sh.

HLTH295: Sexuality Education in the Schools (3 hours lecture)

Focus on sexuality content and teaching methodology for sex education K-12 in schools. Based on NJ Content Standards for Sexuality Education. 3 sh.

HLTH307: The Study of Human Diseases (3 hours lecture)

Provides a comprehensive study of diseases, their etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Includes a review of causation theories and incidence patterns and focuses on major degenerative, neoplastic, metabolic, immunologic, and infectious diseases. Attention is given to prevention and control measures with an emphasis on the role of selected health/medical resources in disease management. Offered as HLTH 307 through Fall 2015. To become HLTH 208 effective Winter 2016. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: HLTH 105 or HPEM 150 or ATTR 201 and at least one 200-level course in HLTH, HPEM, or ATTR.

HPEM199: Freshman Seminar in Health and Physical Education (1 hour seminar)

A professional orientation and an introduction to the breadth of the field of health and physical education in schools, industry and community agencies. Special emphasis is given to the program at Montclair State University. Meets Gen Ed 2002 - New Student Seminar. Meets the University Writing Requirement for majors in Physical Education. 1 sh.

HPEM352: Development and Philosophy of Health and Physical Education (3 hours lecture)

The history and development of health and physical education are traced from primitive to modern times. Influences which contributed to the modern philosophy of health and physical education are identified. May not be taken until junior year. Meets the University Writing Requirement majors in Physical Education. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Junior standing. Starting Winter 2016: Junior standing. PEMJ 200.

HPEM355: Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education (3 hours lecture)

Tests and measurements specifically concerned with the areas of health and physical education. Tests and measurements as tools for better teaching as well as for research. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MATH 103 or MATH 104 or MATH 106 or MATH 109. Starting Winter 2016: MATH 103 or MATH 104 or MATH 106 or MATH 109 and PEMJ 200 or EXSC 231 or departmental approval.

HPEM356: Management of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Fitness Programs (3 hours lecture)

Comprehensive information about the management of health and physical education, athletics, and fitness programs. Current trends, practices and support services essential to the development of these programs will be examined. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Junior standing. Starting Winter 2016: Junior standing. PEMJ 200 or EXSC 231.

PEMJ131: Fitness Activities (1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab)

A comprehensive course to provide the student with knowledge needed for developmental programming of personalized fitness activities utilizing all modes of fitness training. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Physical Education (PEDU), Health and Physical Education (HLPE), Teaching (TEPE/TEHP/TPED/TPHH), Physical Education (PHED), Physical Education w/CONC: Phys Actvty in Ed Setng (PHAE), Physical Education w/CONC: Coaching (PHCO), Physical Education w/conc: AdultFitnessProgram (PEAF), Exercise Science (ESCI) majors only or permission from the department. Starting Winter 2016: Physical Education (PEDU), Health and Physical Education (HLPE), Teaching (TEPE/TEPH/TPED/TPHH), Physical Science (PHED), Physical Education w/ conc: Phys Actvty in Ed Setting (PHAE), Physical Education w/ conc: Coaching (PHCO), Physical Education (PEBM), Exercise Science (ESCI) majors only or departmental approval.

PEMJ145: Dance in the Schools (3.0 credits other)

This course provides an overview of the theory, instruction and performance in the fundamentals of folk, square, and social dance forms. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: Physical Education w/conc: AdultFitnessProgram (PEAF) major or Physical Education (PEDU/PHED) major or Teaching (TEPE/TEHP) majors or departmental approval. Starting Winter 2016: Physical Education (PEDU), Health and Physical Education (HLPE), Teaching (TEPE/TEPH/TPED/TPHH), Physical Science (PHED), Physical Education w/ conc: Phys Actvty in Ed Setting (PHAE), Physical Education w/ conc: Coaching (PHCO), Physical Education (PEBM) majors only or departmental approval.

PEMJ152: Introduction to Fielding and Target Games (1.25 hours lecture, 2.25 hours lab)

This course provides an overview of the history, theory, pedagogical strategies, performance and assessment of fielding and target games such as baseball and archery. Student have opportunities to perform in fielding and target games and to develop basic knowledge of skills, pedagogical strategies, officiating techniques, tournament knowledge, and skill assessment in those types of games. Students will be prepared to develop, implement and assess units of activities in these types of games. As part of the course they develop a comprehensive sport portfolio. Open only to physical education majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Open only to Physical Education Majors. Starting Winter 2016: Physical Education (PEDU), Health and Physical Education (HLPE), Teaching (TEPE/TEPH/TPED/TPHH), Physical Science (PHED), Physical Education w/ conc: Phys Actvty in Ed Setting (PHAE), Physical Education w/ conc: Coaching (PHCO), Physical Education (PEBM) majors only or departmental approval.

PEMJ153: Introduction to Invasion and Net Games (1.25 hours lecture, 2.25 hours lab)

This course provides an overview of the history, theory, pedagogical strategies, performance, and assessment of invasion and net games such as basketball and tennis. Students have opportunities to perform in invasion and net games and to develop basic knowledge of skills, pedagogical strategies, officiating techniques, tournament knowledge, and skill assessment in those types of games. Students will be prepared to develop, implement and assess units of activities in these types of games. As part of the course they will develop a comprehensive sport portfolio. Open only to physical education majors. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Open only to Physical Education Majors. Starting Winter 2016: Physical Education (PEDU), Health and Physical Education (HLPE), Teaching (TEPE/TEPH/TPED/TPHH), Physical Science (PHED), Physical Education w/ conc: Phys Actvty in Ed Setting (PHAE), Physical Education w/ conc: Coaching (PHCO), Physical Education (PEBM) majors only or departmental approval.

PEMJ200: Human Motor Development (1 hour lecture)

This class provides students with an overview of changes to human motor skill that occur over the lifespan, with a focus on the development of fundamental motor patterns and skills that are relevant to school-aged children. Students also study concurrent changes that interact with motor development, such as cognitive, social, and physical changes. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: HPEM 199. Starting Winter 2016: BIOL 110 and Physical Education (PEDU), Health and Physical Education (HLPE), Teaching (TEPE/TEPH/TPED/TPHH), Physical Science (PHED), Physical Education w/ conc: Phys Actvty in Ed Setting (PHAE), Physical Education w/ conc: Coaching (PHCO), Physical Education (PEBM) majors only or departmental approval.

PEMJ320: Physiology of Exercise (3.0 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab)

The physiological effects of physical activity upon the human organism. The reaction of exercises of speed, strength, and endurance upon the muscular and circulo-respiratory systems. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 244 and BIOL 245, for Athletic Training (ATTR) and Exercise Science (ESCI) majors only. BIOL 110 and PEMJ 200 for Physical Education (PHED and PHAE) majors only. Starting Winter 2016: BIOL 244 and BIOL 245 for Athletic Training (ATTR) and Exercise Science (ESCI) majors only. BIOL 110 and PEMJ 200 for Physical Education (PEDU), Health and Physical Education (HLPE), Teaching (TEPE/TEPH/TPED/TPHH), Physical Science (PHED), Physical Education w/ conc: Phys Actvty in Ed Setting (PHAE), Physical Education w/ conc: Coaching (PHCO), Physical Education (PEBM) majors only or departmental approval.

PEMJ321: Kinesiology (3 hours lecture)

An overview of the integrated functioning of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems and the biomechanical principles governing efficient movement, in order to effectively analyze the performance of motor skills. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 244 and BIOL 245, for Athletic Training (ATTR) and Exercise Science (ESCI) majors only. BIOL 110 and PEMJ 200 for Physical Education (PHED and PHAE) majors only. Starting Winter 2016: BIOL 244 and BIOL 245 for Athletic Training (ATTR) and Exercise Science (ESCI) majors only. BIOL 110 and PEMJ 200 for Physical Education (PEDU), Health and Physical Education (HLPE), Teaching (TEPE/TEPH/TPED/TPHH), Physical Science (PHED), Physical Education w/ conc: Phys Actvty in Ed Setting (PHAE), Physical Education w/ conc: Coaching (PHCO), Physical Education (PEBM) majors only or departmental approval.

PEMJ324: Basic Motor Learning (3 hours lecture)

This course provides students with knowledge of the theoretical basis of human learning and performance in motor activity. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: BIOL 244 and BIOL 245, for Athletic Training (ATTR) and Excercise Science (ESCI) majors only. BIOL 110 and PEMJ 200 for Physical Education (PHED and PHAE) majors only. Starting Winter 2016: BIOL 244 and BIOL 245 for Athletic Training (ATTR) and Exercise Science (ESCI) majors only. BIOL 110 and PEMJ 200 for Physical Education (PEDU), Health and Physical Education (HLPE), Teaching (TEPE/TEPH/TPED/TPHH), Physical Science (PHED), Physical Education w/ conc: Phys Actvty in Ed Setting (PHAE), Physical Education w/ conc: Coaching (PHCO), Physical Education (PEBM) majors only or departmental approval.

PEMJ335: Teaching of Elementary Physical Education (Starting Fall 2015: 2 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab)

An introduction to movement education, elementary physical education teaching methods and activities, and various techniques appropriate for teaching physical education at the elementary level. Topics include basic movement skills, manipulative and non-manipulative skills, lead-up games to team and individual and dual sport skills, and tumbling activities. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: PEMJ 200. Starting Winter 2016: PEMJ 200; and Physical Education (PEDU), Health and Physical Education (HLPE), Teaching (TEPE/TEPH/TPED/TPHH), Physical Science (PHED), Physical Education w/ conc: Phys Actvty in Ed Setting (PHAE), Physical Education w/ conc: Coaching (PHCO), Physical Education (PEBM) majors only or departmental approval.

PEMJ351: Adapted Physical Education (3 hours lecture)

This is a lecture and practicum course covering the introductory techniques for conducting a physical education program to meet the needs of the developmentally disabled. Each student is required to spend a minimum of 15 hours of laboratory experience in schools, agencies, and/or institutions. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Physical Education w/conc: AdultFitnessProgram (PEAF) major or Physical Education (PEDU/PHED) major or Teaching (TEPE/TEHP) majors or Athletic Training (ATTR) majors or departmental approval. Starting Winter 2016: PEMJ 200; and Physical Education (PEDU), Health and Physical Education (HLPE), Teaching (TEPE/TEPH/TPED/TPHH), Physical Science (PHED), Physical Education w/ conc: Phys Actvty in Ed Setting (PHAE), Physical Education w/ conc: Coaching (PHCO), Physical Education (PEBM) majors only or departmental approval.

READ210: Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the public purposes of education in our social and political democracy. Students inquire into the role of schools in fostering the development of democratic principles and practices and examine various curriculum designs and pedagogical strategies. Students also explore the main issues stemming from the efforts to teach democratically in public educational institutions. Students complete 30 hours of fieldwork in an assigned high-performing urban school, which provides a context for these explorations. They examine and analyze successful practices of instruction and classroom management. Attendance at the first class is required to verify field expectations. This course is pre-requisite for admission into the teacher education program. Cross-listed with SASE 210 and EDFD 210. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Sophomore level or higher and ENWR 105 or HONP 100.

SASE210: Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (3 hours lecture)

This course examines the public purposes of education in our social and political democracy. Students inquire into the role of schools in fostering the development of democratic principles and practices and examine various curriculum designs and pedagogical strategies. Students also explore the main issues stemming from the efforts to teach democratically in public educational institutions. Students complete 30 hours of fieldwork in an assigned high-performing urban school, which provides a context for these explorations. They examine and analyze successful practices of instruction and classroom management. Attendance at the first class is required to verify field expectations. This course is pre-requisite for admission into the teacher education program. Cross-listed with READ 210 and EDFD 210. Previous course CURR 210 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Sophomore level or higher and ENWR105 or HONP100.