Physical Education (PE)
PE 107 Foundations of Physical Education 3 Cr.
A course designed to provide students with an introduction to the professional aspects of the physical education profession. Includes historical and philosophical implications with emphasis on modern trends in program design. Acquaints students with professional organizations and reviews career possibilities in the field.
PE 163 Scientific Foundations of Health and Wellness 3 Cr.
This course is a comprehensive introduction to the effects physical activity and fitness have on health and wellness, at the individual and community level. Additionally, exercise prescription for health and fitness and the principal of performance exercise prescription are covered. Consideration will be given to the nature of communicable diseases and preventative measures used individually, in schools and community. This course is offered in the fall and spring.
PE 1XX Physical Education Transfer Elective 3 Cr.
This course is used for transfer when no equivalent Norwich course exists.
PE 223 Motor Skills Development I 3 Cr.
This course teaches students to apply principles of best practice to the development and delivery of appropriate instructional programs in individual and elementary activities currently being taught in the public schools (e.g. dance, throwing, catching, kicking, and gymnastics). Strong consideration is given to the development of personal performance and skill acquisition in order to more effectively lead practical lessons in school. Students must demonstrate an understanding of, and competence in motor skill acquisition. Offered fall semester. 4 hour lab.
PE 224 Motor Skills Development II 3 Cr.
This course teaches students to apply principles of best practice to the development and delivery of appropriate instructional programs in team, dual, and secondary activities currently being taught in the public schools (e.g. basketball, volleyball, soccer, racquet sports) as well as non-traditional activities (e.g. Indiaka, Takraw, pateka, tchoukball). Consideration is given to the development of personal performance and skill acquisition in order to effectively lead practical lessons in school. Students must demonstrate an understanding of, and competence in motor skill acquisition and physical education pedagogy in the context of public school instruction programs. Offered spring semester. 4 hour lab.
PE 245 Assessment in PE & Sports 3 Cr.
Introduction to construction, evaluation, and interpretation of assessments utilized in K-12 Health and Physical Education. Emphasis is placed on standards-based assessments and analysis of data to inform instruction.
PE 261 Foundations in Health Education 4 Cr.
This course will teach historical development, professional standards, philosophy and program planning, including current best practices in the development, implementation and evaluation of health education programs. It will focus on developing personal and social health skills, including decision making, interpersonal communication, goal setting and self managment skills. In addition, this course will integrate teaching students media literacy, personal advocacy, and how to access valid health information, products and services and how to teach this to prospective students. Lecture 3 hours: Field Experience 2 hours. Prerequisite: PE 260. Offered even-numbered fall semesters.
PE 265 Lifelong Motor Development 3 Cr.
This course studies the sequential, continuous age-related process whereby movement behavior changes. The class will cover information processing theories, theories of motor learning, effects of practice regimens and feedback and biological changes experienced over a lifetime, which affect motor skill acquisition. Understanding lifespan motor development is important for educators at all levels, special education teachers, physical educators, coaches, and adult fitness leaders.
PE 271 Outdoor Physical Education I 3 Cr.
This course provides students with a comprehensive background in warm weather Outdoor Physical Education. Skills in trip planning, risk management, equipment selection concerning use and care, and group leadership techniques will be covered. This class will prepare students to recognize the assumption of risk, attractive nuisances, negligence, and the standard of care when facilitating an Outdoor Physical Education program. Students will study and practice principles and protocols for administering safe, high-quality outdoor education experiences in canoeing and kayaking, mountain biking, hiking & backpacking, adventure, etc. Also covered will be topics in animal and wilderness conservation, nutrition, compass use and navigation, and environmental ethics. 3 lecture hours, 3 field experience hours. Pre-req: PE 107, PE 163, or permission of instructor. Offered: fall.
PE 272 Outdoor Physical Education II 3 Cr.
This course provides students with a comprehensive background in cold weather Outdoor Physical Education. Students will be actively engaged in winter activities. This class will prepare students to conduct classes in outdoor education during the winter, covering snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, ice skating, etc. Also presented will be, but not limited to, topics in animal and wilderness conservation, nutrition, mountain and cold weather illness and injuries, and snow science, such as avalanche assessment and ice assessment. An emphasis will be placed on preparing individuals to be active in cold weather under winter conditions. 3 lecture hours, 3 field experience hours. Pre-req: PE 107, PE 161, or permission by instructor. Offered: spring.
PE 2XX Physical Education Transfer Elective 3 Cr.
This course is used for transfer when no equivalent Norwich course exists.
PE 333 Management Sports Facilities 3 Cr.
This course is designed to help prepare students for careers associated with sport facility management. A detailed examination of facility utilization, including safety and security, scheduling, maintenance, and emergencies and emergency response will be applied to a variety of facilities. Additionally the administration of a facility with special attention to preventative supervision, risk management, facility assessment and design, project planning, and staffing will be examined. Facilities covered will include but not be limited to parks, recreation centers, gymnasiums, aquatic facilities, fitness centers, sports arenas, tennis courts, and golf courses. 3
lecture hours. Prerequisites: PE 107 or PE 161. Offered even year fall semesters.
PE 341 Instructional Strategies for Physical Education in Elementary School 4 Cr.
A course that provides classroom and laboratory experience designed to acquaint the student with basic materials, methods, and principles necessary to meet the educational needs of the elementary school child. Emphasis on curriculum development with consideration given to concepts of movement education and perceptual motor development. Application of movement theory to specific sports skills and activities. Health information protection and student privacy issues are included throughout the course of instruction. Classroom 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours on site at Barre Town Middle, Elementary School.
PE 342 Instructional Strategies for Physical Education in Middle-Secondary School 4 Cr.
A course that places emphasis on ethics, principles, procedures, and techniques related to teaching health and physical education in the elementary and secondary schools. Methods of organization, types of programs, and content and materials of health and physical education courses. Laboratory experience provided in traditional and new media, self and peer evaluation, and micro teaching. Health information protection and student privacy issues are reinforced throughout this course. Classroom 2 hours, laboratory 3 hours on site at U-32 Jr. - Sr. High School.
PE 355 Coaching:Leadership in Sports 3 Cr.
A course with a strong focus on the philosophy, ethics, principles, and techniques of
coaching individual and team sports. Identifying and addressing the ethical dilemmas pervading our sport organizations today will be emphasized. This course provides an emphasis on the organization of interscholastic athletics in relation to the achievement of education objectives, and satisfies the university’s General Education Ethics requirement. In addition, students will be prepared for the National Federation of State High School coaching certification. 3 lecture hours.
PE 365 Kinesiology 4 Cr.
A review of the structure and function of the skeletal and muscular systems with special emphasis on an analysis of human motion as related to human performance. Classroom 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisite: BI 215 (C), BI 216 (C), or permission of the instructor.
PE 371 Physiology of Exercise 4 Cr.
A review of physiological principles of muscular activity with emphasis on the integration of body systems in the performance of exercise and various athletic activities. Classroom 3 hours, laboratory 2 hours. Prerequisite: BI 215 (C), BI 216 (C), or permission of the instructor.
PE 375 Adapted Physical Activity 3 Cr.
A study and overview of activities and programs focused on meeting the needs of special populations. Topics include cognitive, neuromuscular, sensory, and othopedic impairments. Consideration will be given to teaching methodology, including, design and implementation of physical activity programs for individuals with disabilites. This course includes off-campus activities. Prerequisites: PE 341. Offered spring semester.
PE 406 Readings in Physical Education 3 Cr.
This course examines the current literature on issues facing future professional educators of an ethical, legal or pedagogical nature. Students are expected to think, read, write and speak critically about these professional issues in the physical education discipline. The submission of a professional portfolio is required. Seminar 3 hours.
PE 426 Internship 6,12 Cr.
A course designed to provide the Physical Education students with an intern-type experience in a professional setting appropriate to their career goals. Prerequisite: satisfactory completion of all courses in the major through the sixth semester. Cross listed as PE/SM. A student may not receive credit for both.
PE 432 Organization and Administration in Physical Education 3 Cr.
A course that emphasizes the study of administrative principles, functional organization, and supervision in relation to the total physical education program in grades K-12 and to managing sports facilities and sports programs. Major topics include personnel, curriculum, legal liability, intramurals, evaluation, budgeting and risk management.
PE 441 Advanced Exercise Physiology and Prescription 4 Cr.
This course prepares and qualifies students to work as personal trainers and fitness specialists in corporate fitness and health club facilities. The course bridges the gap between exercise physiology and the practical application skills of personal training. Advanced exercise physiology knowledge is presented to assure new knowledge and exercise techniques are acquired. Students will learn how to design and implement exercise prescriptions for multiple populations and as well as successful goal attainment. Students will be prepared to sit for certification examinations. Three lecture hours per week and two hour laboratory component. Prerequisites: PE 365, PE 371, or permission of instructor. Offered Fall semesters.
PE 450 Exercise Testing and Electrocardiography 4 Cr.
This course focuses on the theory and methods of administering exercise stress tests using different modes of exercise and consideration of different populations. Further analysis of information gained from exercise testing, studying deviations from normal, and applications of exercise test information in adult fitness and cardiac rehabilitation programs will be highlighted. Emphasis will be placed on the recognition and interpretation of normal and abnormal resting and exercise ECG monitoring. Three lecture hours per week and two hour laboratory component. Prerequisites: BI 215, BI 216 and PE 371 or permission of instructor. Offered fall semester.