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Division of Health & Physical Education

Exercise Science

Physical Education Teacher Education

Set your own goals, achieve them

Core strengthening on a physioball

Kids in a PE class float a colorful parachute

Kayaker rights himself

Faculty

Professor - Marita Cardinal
Associate Professors - Jon Carey, Brian Caster
Assistant Professors - Robert Hautala, Tom Kelly, Judith Lovre, Gay Timken

 

Link to:

Major in Exercise Science

- Professional Track - Applied Exercise Science

- Professional Track - Pre-Education Non-Licensure

Major in Physical Education Teacher Education

Minor in Physical Education

Minor in Sports Leadership

Student outcomes

Advising forms and information

 

Exercise Science major 72-74
Required Core courses 32

PE 230 Foundations of Exercise Science

4

PE 310 Motor Learning 4
PE 371 Kinesiology 4
PE 415 Lifespan Motor Development 4
PE 444 Lifespan Adapted Physical Activity 4

PE 470 Sociological and Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity and Sport

4

PE 473 Physiology of Exercise 4
PE 483 Biomechanics 4
Exercise Science major Professional Tracks (select one)
Applied Exercise Science track 40
HE 325 Nutrition 4
HE 485 Exercise Testing and Prescription 4
PE 499 Capstone 4

Choose two courses from the following:

8

PE 426 Sports Exercise Nutrition

4  
PE 484 Advanced Topics in Biomechanics
4  

PE 486 Advanced Topics in Motor Behavior

4  

PE 487 Advanced Topics in Physiology of Exercise

4  
PE 488 Exercise Motivation and Adherence
4  
Electives - Courses must be selected with adviser approval and may include courses outside the division. 20
   
Pre-Education Non-licensure track 42
PE 239 Teaching Movement Education 3
PE 240 Teaching Dance in Physical Education 3
PE 241 Teaching Games I 3
PE 242 Teaching Games II 3

PE 243 Teaching Outdoor and Adventure Education

3
PE 244 Teaching Aerobic Fitness 3
PE 245 Teaching Strength Training and Conditioning 3
PE 330 Teaching Methods in Physical Education I 4
PE 335 Field Experience in Physical Education 1
PE 430 Teaching Methods in Physical Education II 4
PE 431 Assessment Strategies in Physical Education 4
PE 445 Curricular Issues in Physical Education 4

Choose two courses from the following areas:

Aquatics

Eastern Arts

Gymnastics

Outdoor Recreation

4

Note: It is recommend that students take Bi 102 General Biology, and Bi 234 and 235 Human Anatomy and Physiology to fulfill the Natural Science requirement in the LACC. Bi 234, 235 and 236 are prerequisites to several major required and elective courses. See course descriptions for specific prerequisites. Students electing to complete the BS degree with a major in exercise science will meet the math, computer science and statistics requirements by completing the following courses: Mth 111 (or higher), CS 121 and 122 (or higher), PE 431 or 485.

 

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Physical Education Teacher Education major (PETE) 74
Foundations of Human Movement Core 32
PE 230 Foundations of Exercise Science 4
PE 310 Motor Learning 4
PE 371 Kinesiology 4
PE 415 Lifespan Motor Development 4
PE 444 Lifespan Adapted Physical Activity 4
PE 470 Sociological and Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity and Sport 4
PE 473 Physiology of Exercise 4
PE 483 Biomechanics 4
   
PETE Core 17
PE 330 Teaching Methods in Physical Education I 4
PE 335 Field Experience in Physical Education 1
PE 430 Teaching Methods in Physical Education II 4
PE 431 Assessment Strategies in Physical Education 4
PE 445 Curricular Issues in Physical Education 4
   
Activity Core 25
PE 239 Teaching Movement Education 3
PE 240 Teaching Dance in Physical Education 3
PE 241 Teaching Games I 3
PE 242 Teaching Games II 3
PE 243 Teaching Outdoor and Adventure Education 3
PE 244 Teaching Aerobic Fitness 3
PE 245 Teaching Strength Training and Conditioning 3

Choose two courses from the following areas:

Aquatics

Eastern Arts

Gymnastics

Outdoor Recreation

4

**Current First Aid/CPR certification required by sophomore year.

 

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Physical Education Minor 27
PE 230 Foundations of Exercise Science 4

Electives selected from PE offerings as approved by advisor

Of these 24 credits, at least 15 credits must be upper division (300 to 400 level) with a maximum of 2 credits of "coaching theory" courses counted toward the upper division minimal requirement.

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Sports Leadership Minor 27
HE 252 First Aid, CPR and Safety 3
PE 361 Coaching Youth Sports 2
PE 375 Athletics: Coaching and Administration 3
PE 359 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
PE 301 Basic Exercise Science 3
PE 310 Motor Learning 3
Psy 415 Psychology of Sport 4
Activity course 1

Choose one:

Three coaching classes OR
Two coaching classes and a 2 credit practicum
6

 

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Student Outcomes

Learning is a dynamic interaction among individual (structural and behavioral), environmental (physical and sociocultural) and task constraints. Each of these constraints can be manipulated or modified individually and/or in combination to ensure optimal performance.

 

Relative to physical activity, physical fitness and motor skill development programs, Candidates will:

 

1. Plan effective strategies, interventions and programs based on assessment of individual and community needs.

a. Assess individual (structural and behavioral), environmental (physical and sociocultural), and task constraints and interactions among constraints.
b. Determine individual and community outcomes based on needs assessment.
c. Manipulate individual, environmental and task constraints and interactions in program development.
d. Develop appropriate tools to assess program outcomes.

2. Implement and evaluate strategies, interventions and programs.

a. Select instructional techniques appropriate to diverse individuals and communities.
b. Deliver programs using a diverse range of equipment, facilities, and pedagogical resources.
c. Assess achievement of individual and community program outcomes.
d. Interpret results of assessments and use information to further evaluate and enhance programs.

3. Coordinate, communicate and advocate for research-based practices.

a. Develop plans for administering multi-faceted programs in coordination with other components in individual or community settings.
b. Demonstrate collaboration among diverse professionals.
c. Retrieve information from a variety of resources which appropriately address community needs.
d. Articulate content knowledge-based solutions to appropriate audiences.
e. Demonstrate skills and ethics needed in consultation relationships.

 

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Contact

Division of Health and Physical Education
College of Education
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361

Fax: 503-838-8370

Phone: 503-838-8908


Diana McAlpine
Administrative Program Assistant

mcalpined@wou.edu
503-838-8908


Peggy Pedersen, Ph.D.
Division Chair
pedersep@wou.edu
503-838-8269

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