Education Fitness & Sports (EDFS)

EDFS 1101 Aerobic Activities

A variety of activities to strengthen the heart, lungs, and vascular system. One hour lecture and one hour laboratory per week.

EDFS 1102 Team Activities

This course explores psycho-social concepts such as team work, effective communication and problem solving skills through a series of physical activities. One hour lecture and one hour laboratory per week.

EDFS 1103 Rhythmic Movement

Scope, content and skill practice of rhythmic movement will be explored. The candidate will have the opportunity to demonstrate effective teaching strategies to include class organization, skill development and methods. Emphasis is placed on planning and organizing activities in grades K-12.

EDFS 1104 Beginner Swimming

Instruction in the fundamentals of swimming for beginners. Two class hours per week.

EDFS 1173 Varsity Athletics

Participation in varsity athletics through regularly scheduled practice sessions and games .

EDFS 2224 Team and Individual Sports

This course will provide students with the opportunity to participate in and teach a variety of team and individual sports in EC-12 public school settings. The course will introduce students to the idea of activity modification and will emphasize the tactical games approach to teaching sports in EC-12 public school settings.

EDFS 2300 Physical Fitness

This course focuses on total fitness of the individual, including physical and health related fitness, weight control, and personal wellness.

Prerequisites: Enrollment is restricted to Fitness and Sports Majors.

EDFS 2301 Foundations of Fitness&Sport

This course gives students an overview of physical education/kinesiology, including current and historical concepts of the psychological, and sociological concepts related to fitness and sports.

Prerequisites: Enrollment restricted to students majoring in Kinesiology with All-Level Certification

EDFS 2325 First Aid

This course trains students in American Red Cross First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/Automated External Defibrillation (AED) procedures. Students will learn how to respond to common first aid emergencies, including burns, cuts, head, neck and back injuries and more. Additionally, students will learn how to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies. Upon completion of the course, students will have the option to earn the American Red Cross First Aid/AED certificate and/or a CPR certificate. TCCN: PHED 1306

EDFS 3301 Coaching

This course deals with elements of current rules and mechanics of officiating individual person sports.

Prerequisites: Junior standing and admission to the College of Education

EDFS 3305 Teaching Physical Education

This course prepares physical education teachers to teach in elementary school settings, including the application of fundamental principles of human motor development, physical fitness, manipulative skills, and rhythmical activities with children.

Prerequisites: Admitted to and in good standing in the College of Education or department approval.

EDFS 3310 Tching Phys Ed in Sec Schools

This course prepares physical education teachers to teach in the secondary school setting, including a variety of methods designed to improve students’ fitness and performance, teamwork, and skill combinations in games and sports.

Prerequisites: Admitted to and in good standing in the College of Education or department approval.

EDFS 3316 Health and Movement

This course introduces the candidate to the development and process of motor skill acquisition in students and methods to promote movement in the classroom.

EDFS 4301 Tests and Measurements

This course is designed to provide the student information and skills necessary for measuring and evaluating a variety of physical fitness components.

Prerequisites: BIOL 1371 or BIOL 2301 and junior standing.

EDFS 4399 Issues in Phys Ed & Coaching

Current issues and topics in kinesiology will be examined.

Prerequisites: Senior standing and admission to the College of Education.