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Health & Physical Education Major

Division of Professional Studies

Do you want to teach health and physical education in any grade (PreK-12)? Get your degree in health and physical education at Bridgewater College. To graduate with a health and P.E. degree, you must also fulfill the teacher education program requirements.

For the student pursuing a career in teaching health and/or physical education. Consists of 51 credit hours. Separate admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) is a requirement for anyone wishing to graduate with a major in health and physical education.

Advising template for Health and Physical Education

Consists of 51 credit hours in the following courses:

Survey exploration for freshman and sophomoresinterested in the Health and Physical Educationmajor. Observational experiences in each level ofphysical education teaching. Concepts includephilosophy of physical education behaviormanagement establishing a positive learningenvironment advocacy and differentiatinginstruction. Two days each week in the classroomand three days each week in the field.

Unit(s): 3

Introduces students to the fundamental skills andconcepts involved in team sports. Through atactical games approach students will developskill technique and tactical awareness tosuccessfully participate in a variety of teamsports including but not limited to basketballsoccer and volleyball.

Unit(s): 3

Exploration of basic nutritional requirements foractive individuals and the relationship of propernutrition to increased health and humanperformance. Topics include how nutrients (e.g.carbohydrates proteins) can influence exerciseperformance appropriate ways to manage weightand evaluation of the role of ergogenic aids inhuman performance.

Unit(s): 3

This is a survey course which examines a varietyof personal and community health and wellnesstopics. Students will gain the content knowledgeand understanding of health topics and develophealth literacy skills that will prepare them toteach school health aligned with the NationalHealth Education Standards and the VirginiaStandards of Learning.

Unit(s): 3

Performance and teaching techniques forgymnastics rhythms dance cooperativeactivities and outdoor education with a focuson pedagogical issues.Prerequisites ES 235 or permission of instructor

Unit(s): 3

Introduction to human structures andphysiological systems which are fundamental tohuman activity. Systems covered includemusculoskeletal respiratory cardiovascular andnervous with particular attention to theintegration of function across systems. Studentsneeding a laboratory-based course should takeBIOL 305 Introduction to Human Anatomy and BIOL314 Human Physiology as an alternative.

Unit(s): 3

Examination of the function of the humanmusculoskeletal system. Selected musculoskeletalstructures and their functions as well asanalysis of movements as they relate to physicalactivity exercise and sport.Prerequisites BIOL 305 or ES 318

Unit(s): 3

Basic physiological concepts of the nervousmuscular and energy systems including theeffect of exercise on such functions ascirculation respiration and temperatureregulation.Prerequisites BIOL 305 or ES 318

Unit(s): 3

Administration of school health and exercisescience programs including health instructionenvironmental services and curriculum content.Methods and materials used in teaching health andexercise science as well as experiences in unitstructure and application are covered. Prerequisites ES 300WX and EDUC 215

Unit(s): 3

Examination of human movement from theperspectivesof motor learning motor development and motorcontrol. The basic psychological learningprinciples and theories apply to the acquisitionof motor skills and factors which may influenceskill learning are identified as is physicalgrowth and development as related to motorperformance across the lifespan.

Unit(s): 3

Preparation for future health and physicaleducation teachers to construct and identifyvarious forms of authentic and traditionalassessments in the secondary PE setting. Includes the use of technology to gather andrecord data enhance learning and enhancepersonal productivity in the physical activitysetting.Prerequisites Admission to Teacher EducationProgramCorequisite ES 370

Unit(s): 3
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Introduction to the role psychology plays inphysical education and sport settings.Exploration of how psychological factors (e.g.personality achievement motivation anxiety) caninfluence participation in physical activity andmotor performance how the structure of sport andphysical education programs influencepsychological development and how teachingmental skills (e.g. arousal regulation goalsetting visualization) may enhance motorperformance in physical education and sport.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
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An introduction to the academic community ofBridgewater College to the liberal arts and tothe skills of critical thinking and reflectivewriting specifically designed for transferstudents. Transfer students will explore theunique challenges of integrating into a liberalarts educational environment and will begin theprocess of documenting their experiences andgrowth in the four dimensions of personaldevelopment intellectual growth and discoverycitizenship and community responsibility ethicaland spiritual growth and emotional maturationandphysical health.general education 2014 master core skills

Unit(s): 3
ENG 110Writing intensive

Unit(s): 3

Preparation for the physical educator to teachlifetime physical activity at the secondarylevel. Curriculum development unit and lesson planningand effective instructional strategies andtechniques will be explored and applied throughpeer teaching and practical field experience. Prerequisites EDUC 215 and ES 235

Unit(s): 3
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Examination of the field of Adapted PhysicalEducation. Exposure to recreational needs andcapabilities of people with disabilities isprovided. Practical experience in working withthe special populations as well as orientation towheelchair sports. Off campus laboratoryexperience required.

Unit(s): 3

Preparation for future health and physicaleducation teachers to apply principles of classmanagement assessment unit and lesson planningand instructional techniques as part of adevelopmentally appropriate elementary physicaleducation program. Peer teaching a providesstudents with practical experience. Prerequisites EDUC 401

Unit(s): 3
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Twenty-hour field experience in local schools andpreschool program. Reports reflections andjournal entries required. Students will gainexperience in observations assessment andteaching in the PE setting.Prerequisites Admission to Teacher EducationProgramCorequisite ES 426

Unit(s): 1
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Development of community based interventionstrategies to modify health risk behaviors withemphasis on theoretical foundations andcomprehensive program planning strategies.

Unit(s): 3

2017 Fall Semester Begins 8-30-17 First TenWeeks

Unit(s): 1

2018 Spring Semester MW Begins 2-12-18 TRBegins 2-13-18 Last Ten Weeks

Unit(s): 1

2017 Fall Semester Begins 8-29-17 First TenWeeks2018 Spring Semester Section 01 Begins 1-9-18 First Ten WeeksSection 02 Begins 1-8-18 First Ten WeeksSection 03 Begins 2-13-18 Last Ten Weeks

Unit(s): 1

In addition to the major, the following courses are required for licensure/certification:

Helps candidates explore the career of teaching.Emphasis on the historical sociological andpedagogical foundations of American publiceducation as well as culturally responsivepedagogy with academically culturally andlinguistically diverse populations. IntroducesInTASC standards and provides information aboutlocal state and national requirements of theteaching profession.

Unit(s): 3

Surveys principles of development learning andevaluation as they relate to learnerseducational growth. The study of the physicalsocial emotional and intellectual development ofthe learner focuses on how this developmentrelates to pedagogy motivation classroommanagement and assessment.

Unit(s): 3

Explores cultural linguistic and academicdiversity with an introduction to multiculturaleducation. Introduction to appropriate andeffective strategies for instructing thesediverse learners in inclusive classroom settings.Includes a minimum 10 hours of field experience.Successful field experience is necessary for apassing grade in the class.Prerequisites minimum 2.5 GPA application tothe TEP have taken Praxis Core Academic Skillsfor Educators Tests Mathematics have taken orregistered for the Virginia Communication andLiteracy Assessment (VCLA) Sophomore standing.

Unit(s): 4
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Helps secondary education candidates describe anddevelop effective content literacy strategies foracademically culturally and linguisticallydiverse 6-12 students. Candidates use theircontent area curriculum to enhance literacydevelopment including vocabulary developmentliteral interpretive critical and evaluativecomprehension critical thinking writingstrategies and listening and speaking skills.Includes minimum 20 hours of field experience.Successful field experience is necessary for apassing grade in the class.Prerequisites admission to the TEP and juniorstanding

Unit(s): 3
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Effective and efficient management of time spaceand resources including lessons and classroombehaviors are examined as a means of promotinglearning. Candidates develop a management planthat is inclusive respectful and based uponcurrent theory and practice. Effectiveorganization and communication techniques arestressed. Includes a minimum of 20 hours fieldexperience in 6-12 classroom (or in a classroomof the licensure.) Successful field experience isnecessary for a passing grade in the class.Prerequisites admission to the TEP

Unit(s): 4
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Three-week full-day field practicum takenimmediately before student teaching. Candidatesteach in a grade-level range different from theirstudent teaching placement but within theirrange of licensure and certification. Candidatesteach a minimum of two times participates in allprofessional activities of their classroomcooperating teacher and engage in reflectiveseminars back on campus or through onlinedelivery.Prerequisites
Taught in the style of a seminar a small groupof students learn thinking skills throughdiscussion debate peer review andbrainstorming. Context varies from section tosection. Incoming students rank topic preferencesand then are assigned to a section. Focusesspecifically on two key areas of personaldevelopment (1) intellectual growth isstimulated through systematic criticalquestioning and (2) a sense of communityinvolvement and responsibility is developedthrough classroom group work collaborativelearning and a class community engagementproject. The course also contains success skillexercises and college orientation informationincluding an introduction to the portfolioprogram.General education master core skills2017 Fall Semester TopicsPDP-150-01 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-02 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-03 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-04 Strange IdeasPDP-150-05 After the ScourgePDP-150-06 Swimming in a sea of misinformationPDP-150-07 A Mans Man and a Womans WomanPDP-150-08 Creativity in the Arts SciencesBusiness Sports... in LifePDP-150-09 How to Rock the BoatPDP-150-10 Superhero NarrativesPDP-150-11 Dog is My Co-PilotPDP-150-12 Leadership and the Art of DecisionPDP-150-13 Free PlayPDP-150-14 Knowledge The Only FrontierPDP-150-15 Music Sweet Music PDP-150-16 The Fine Line between Glory & GuiltPDP-150-17 The Souls of Black Folk CriticalReadings By and About African Americans in the20th and 21st CenturiesPDP-150-18 Whos Sorry Now Thinking ThroughApologies Made on the Public StagePDP-150-19 Chickens Chickens ChickensPDP-150-20 The Narnian The Life and Imaginationof C.S. LewisPDP-150-21 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-22 Liberal Arts of the Living DeadPDP-150-23 Human Behavior in a Computational AgePDP-150-24 Latino USAPDP-150-25 Tweet Friend Pin Social Media &You as a 21st Century CitizenPDP-150-26 The Power of Physical Activity andSportPDP-150-29 Free PlayPDP-150-30 Media Narratives Spinning the Truth

Unit(s): 3
350 admission to the TEPsuccessful completion of EDUC 370303 and takenin the Interterm or summer before studentteachingGeneral education Experiential learningNote Those seeking ESL certification take thiscourse the junior year but after having takenEDUC 370-303.2017 Summer Session I Meets May 17 - June 7 2017 Summer Session II Meets August 7 - 25

Unit(s): 3
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EDUC-450*
Fifteen-week final field experience involvinginstructional planning observation and teaching.Supervised by the classroom cooperatingteacher and a college supervisor. Students areexpected to assume complete responsibility fortheclassroom during the student teaching experienceand engage in all activities related to teachingin the school community. Prerequisites admission to the Teacher EducationProgram and completion of all coursework in theTeacher Education Program Corequisite EDUC 450

Unit(s): 13
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*Courses only offered to students accepted into the Teacher Education Program

Students wishing to pursue this major should declare their intentions early in their academic career due to the significant course loads required to graduate in four years and the need for careful planning and advising.

Learn more about career paths, employment and advancement in health and physical education from the Society of Health and Physical Educators.

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