9: Curry School of Education

General Information | Teacher Education Degree Programs | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education | Department of Human Services
Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Policy

Department of Human Services

Note  Courses listed in this section are from the programs of clinical psychology, counselor education, communication disorders (speech pathology and audiology) and health and physical education.

EDHS 224/524 - (3) (SI)
Substance Abuse

Examines substance abuse and use in contemporary society. Topics treated from a multi-disciplinary perspective and include: biological, pharmacologic, cultural, social, psychological political, economic, and legal aspects of substance abuse. Patterns of addiction, intervention and rehabilitation in respect to alcoholism and other drugs are analyzed. Assessments of costs, options and alternatives to addiction along with educational efforts to prevent such are examined. Class discussions are an integral part of this course and lectures. EDHS 524 includes additional graduate-level requirements.

EDHS 225 - (2) (Y)
Sexuality for Today

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Academic content and leadership training primarily for individuals service as peer counselors.

EDHS 324 - (2) (Y)
Peer Health Education

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Academic content and training on various health topics for college students.

EDHS 341 - (1-4) (S- SS)
Basic Skills

Prerequisite: Physical education major or graduate student in any school
Measurement of body condition; training for skills required in various sports; and related knowledge necessary for teaching or supervising sports. (See PHYE listings for specifics.)

EDHS 344 - (2) (Y)
Gymnastics, Rhythms and Dance

Participation in and understanding of performance and teaching techniques for gymnastics, rhythms, outdoor education and dance.

EDHS 350 - (2-4) (O)
Team Sport Skills

Prerequisite: Physical education major
Analysis of team sport skills, and knowledge and teaching techniques related to group sport activities. Specific sport experiences, such as basketball, field hockey, football, lacrosse, soccer, softball, and volleyball will be covered. Basic principles of biomechanics, motor learning, exercise physiology and pedagogical issues will be analyzed.
Section 1 - Team Sports I (two credits)
Section 2 - Team Sports II (two credits)

EDHS 351 - (2-4) (E)
Individual Sport Skills

Prerequisite: Physical education major
Analysis of basic sport skills and knowledge, developmental progressions, and teaching strategies for individual sports such as fitness, badminton, golf, racketball, tennis, self defense, track and field, and outdoor education.
Section 1 - Individual Sport Skills I (two credits)
Section 2- Individual Sport Skills II (two credits)

EDHS 353 - (3) (Y)
Human Anatomy

A systematic approach to human anatomy with emphasis on the interdependence of structure and function in the skeletal, articular, muscular, nervous, cardiovascular and digestive systems. A laboratory experience is included.

EDHS 354 - (3) (Y)
Kinesiology/Biomechanics

Prerequisite: EDHS 353
Study of the science of human movement in the context of muscle actions and application of forces through levers of the musculo- skeletal system. Includes the analysis of fundamental human movement patterns such as gait.

EDHS 355 - (3) (S)
Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology

Study of various aspects of sport and exercise psychology including stress, anxiety, motivation, personality, and self-perceptions and influences as they relate to performance and participation.

EDHS 356 - (2) (Y)
Elementary Physical Education Pedagogy

Study of elementary curriculum and instructional design in physical education. Principles of planning, implementing, and evaluating a sound elementary physical education programs are examined.

EDHS 357 - (1) (Y)
Teaching Elementary Physical Education

Provides pedagogical skills foundation for teaching elementary physical education. Instructional strategies consistent with the instructional designs emphasized in EDHS 356 are examined and practiced.

EDHS 358 - (1) (Y)
Teaching Secondary Physical Education

Provides pedagogical skills foundations for teaching secondary physical education. Instructional strategies that are consistent with the instructional designs emphasized in EDHS 359 are examined and practiced.

EDHS 359 - (2) (Y)
Secondary Physical Education Pedagogy

Study of secondary curriculum and instruction in physical education. Principles of planning, implementing and evaluating a sound secondary physical education curriculum are also examined.

EDHS 377 - (1) (Y)
Teaching Assistant Program in Adapted Physical Education

Corequisite: EDHS 545
Should be taken in conjunction with EDHS 545-Adapted Physical Education. Provides prospective teachers with an opportunity to work with a variety of students with disabilities in a physical education setting. Students are assigned to and supervised by an adapted physical educator in one of the local schools.

EDHS 389 - (1-3) (SI)
Selected Topics

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Course is used to offer selected topics or as a course number for courses under development. Grading is determined on the basis of the individual offering and may be S/U or for a grade. May be repeated if different titles/content.

EDHS 441 - (3) (Y)
Exercise Physiology

Prerequisite: BIOL 101-102 or BIOL 201-202, or BIOL 206 or equivalent
A study of the physiological adaptations to exercise. Emphasis is placed on energy metabolism, physiological responses to exercise and exercise training techniques.

EDHS 445 - (3) (SI)
Motor Development

Describes and analyzes normal motor development across the lifespan from pre-natal development through older adulthood. Emphasis is on identifying and classifying motor behaviors across the lifespan as well as understanding the interaction of environmental and biological factors that effect acquisition of these movement behaviors. Laboratory experiences are included.

EDHS 446 - (1-6) (S)
Practicum in Health or Physical Education

Prerequisite: Consent of advisor and completed "contract"
Section 1 - Health Education
Section 2 - Physical Education
Section 3 - Sports Medicine

EDHS 450 - (3) (S)
Contemporary Health Issues

Current health problems and interests relative to various stages of the life cycle. Major discussions deal with human sexuality, modification of disease risks, emergency health care, drug use/abuse, mood alteration, death and dying. Emphasis is on the physiological, psychological, sociological, and ethical factors involved in individual health related decision making, and impacts on children and adolescents.

EDHS 451 - (4) (S)
Emergency Medical Care (EMC)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; priority to physical education or sports medicine majors
Current approaches to the management of accidental and medical emergencies and appropriate procedures for reducing the severity of injury as well as possible preventive actions, e.g., cardiopulmonary difficulty, temperature- related injuries, poisoning, hemorrhaging, diabetes, coronary artery disease, cardiac arrest, emergency childbirth, epilepsy, fractures, and major forms of shock. Emphasis on developing understanding of community organizations specializing in providing emergency medical treatment. Components of a comprehensive emergency medical care system will be investigated. Successful completion of appropriate examinations will result in “CPR” certification.

EDHS 453/553 - (3) (Y)
Nutrition

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; priority to physical education or sports medicine majors
A study of basic principles of nutrition including psychosocial- cultural considerations in dietary intake. Focus on topics such as nutrient sources and actions, digestion, special population needs, weight control, food faddism, international problems, nutrition education and nutrition-related disorders. Nutrition education will also be discussed. Credit may not be earned in both 453 and 553.

EDHS 457 - (3) (SS)
Sports Medicine Conference

Undergraduates use this number, not EDHS 557
A comprehensive presentation of contemporary topics in sports medicine, including the effect of environment, injury prevention, care and rehabilitation, and training techniques. A series of practical demonstrations and clinics will be coordinated with the course, and with the outside speakers. Preliminary readings, a final examination, a conference fee, and a project are required.

EDHS 458 - (3) (SS)
Sport Psychology Conference

Undergraduates use this number, not EDHS 558
Analysis of psychological variable related to motor skill and athletic performance. Topics covered are motivation, goal setting, coaching styles, personality variables in sport, youth sport, anxiety, and performance enhancement. Specific applications to teaching and coaching are emphasized. A conference fee is required. Credit may not be earned for both EDHS 458 and EDHS 558

EDHS 481 - (3) (S)
Problems of Personal Adjustment

Examines social and emotional adjustment within the context of normal development. Encompasses problems associated with the developmental process.

EDHS 482 - (3) (S)
Mental Health Adjustment

Principles of adjustive behavior from a scientific point of view. Focuses on the principles of behavior, personal and social maladjustment, and the contributions of learning and culture. Methods of intervention and behavior change are reviewed with an in-depth examination of one method of intervention.

EDHS 493 - (1-6) (SI)
Independent Study

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

EDHS 497 - (1-6) (SI)
Directed Research

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor

EDHS 501 - (3) (Y)
Clinical Phonetics

Phonetics is the study of the structure and functioning of speech sounds. This course teaches the basic skills of phonetic transcription using the International Phonetic Alphabet and introduces basic theoretical issues in the study of phonology.

EDHS 502 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to Speech and Hearing Science

Prerequisites: EDHS 501 and EDHS 505
A study of principal concepts and procedures appropriate to the study of physiological, perceptual, and acoustic aspects of voice and speech.

EDHS 504 - (2) (Y)
The Clinical Process

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Provides a structured transition from the first observations of speech and language and hearing disorders to the initial clinical practicum. Utilizes video-taped observations covering evaluation and treatment of the basic disorder areas of language, phonology, articulation, voice, fluency, and hearing across the life span.

EDHS 505 - (3) (Y)
Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing Mechanisms

A preliminary examination of the mechanisms underlying normal speech production and reception.

EDHS 508 - (3)(Y)
Introduction to Audiology

Introduces the profession of audiology, with an emphasis on diagnostic audiology. Topics include anatomy and physiology of the auditory system, common pathologies of the auditory system, types of hearing loss, impact of hearing loss, conventional procedures used to assess hearing, interpretation of audiological test findings, and criteria for making audiological referrals.

EDHS 510 - (1) (Y)
Professional Issues in Communication Disorders

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Lecture and discussion of professional preparation for service to the communicatively impaired population. Introduces students to professional responsibilities including licensure, certification, clinical training requirements and academic requirements expected of the ethical, qualified service provider.

EDHS 515 - (3) (Y)
Introduction to American Sign Language I

Prerequisite: Speech pathology and audiology students only
A beginning course in American Sign Language (ASL) and an overview of the use of sign language with non-deaf special populations.

EDHS 516 - (3) (SI)
Disorders of Language Related to Reading

A lecture-discussion and clinical study of disorders of phonological processing and central auditory processing as related to the written language skills of reading and spelling in both the developmental and acquired population: etiology, evaluation, and treatment.

EDHS 518 - (1-3) (SI)
American Sign Language II

Prerequisite: EDHS 515, communications disorders majors only
An intermediate course in American Sign Language (ASL). Assumes a beginning knowledge and skill level in ASL.

EDHS 524 (3) (Y)
Substance Abuse in Society

Examines substance abuse and use in contemporary society. Topics are treated from a multi-disciplinary perspective and include: biological, pharmacologic, cultural, social, psychological, political, economic, and legal aspects of substance abuse. Patterns of addiction, intervention, and rehabilitation in respect to alcoholism and other drugs are analyzed. Assessments of the costs, options and alternatives to addiction along with educational efforts to prevent such are examined. Class discussions are an integral part of this course as well as lectures.

EDHS 533 - (3) (Y)
Communication Skills: Interpersonal Process Recall (IPR)

Provides the opportunity to learn more about other people through a series of continuous and interrelated experiences. Focuses on effective communication skills and personal communication styles. Effective communication responses are taught and practiced within the course and the required laboratory experiences.

EDHS 542 - (3) (Y)
Motor Learning

Prerequisite: Statistics or tests and measurements
An analysis of basic principles and concepts relating to the acquisition of motor skills. Basic research discussed in relation to motor learning and performance, including the psychological and physiological principles related to movement behavior, with specific relevance to the rehabilitative and teaching process. Extensive writing and a research project are required.

EDHS 543 - (3) (S)
Social Processes Sport and Exercise Psychology

Focuses on social and psychological factors related to participation in sport and exercise, and exercise and injury rehabilitation adherence. Topics include socialization into and through exercise and sport; observational learning of motor and psychological skills; feedback, reinforcement and leadership behaviors; competition and competitive stress; self-perceptions in sport and exercise; motivational factors and psychological methods of enhancing personal development and performance in sport and exercise contexts.

EDHS 544 - (3) (Y)
Athletic Injuries

Prerequisite: Anatomy or kinesiology or permission of instructor An advanced course in principles, procedures and techniques in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. For the athletic trainer, physical therapist and physical education teacher.
Section 2 - one hour laboratory.

EDHS 545 - (3) (Y)
Adapted Physical Education

Examines the nature and causes of disabling conditions and the motor needs and tolerances associated with these conditions. Enhance experience and skill in planning, assessing, prescribing, teaching, and evaluating instruction for children with disabilities in mainstream physical education settings.

EDHS 546 - (3) (Y)
Assessment in Physical Education

Provides knowledge of assessment strategies and techniques of assessment in physical activity settings. Although primary attention focuses on the general concepts and techniques of assessment in physical activity settings, the course also addresses strategies for the selection and administration of assessment tests.

EDHS 547 - (3) (Y)
Motivational Processes in Sport and Exercise Psychology

Focuses on factors related to motivation in sport and exercise settings. Antecedents and consequences of motivated behavior are examined from theoretical, research and application perspectives. Emphasis on participation motivation in sport, intrinsic/extrinsic motivational orientations (cognitive evaluation and competence motivation), achievement goals, causal attributions and affective responses, and exercise motivation and behavior.

EDHS 548 - (3) (SS)
Qualitative Analysis of Motor Patterns

For experienced teachers interested in analyzing and further developing their qualitative assessment skills. Course identifies a number of (approximately 10-15) qualitative skills that the teachers are interested in analyzing and developing competency in and then working on these skills.

EDHS 550 - (3) (Y)
Contemporary Health Issues

Same as EDHS 450, with additional graduate- level requirements. Credit may not be earned for both EDHS 450 and EDHS 550.

EDHS 551 - (3) (E)
Teaching School Health Education

Introduction to current instructional approaches appropriate to a comprehensive K-12 health education curriculum. Designed for educators with elementary and/or secondary school responsibilities in health instruction, the course stresses specific roles for schools in preventing health problems and promoting high level wellness among students and community through well-planned health instruction. Emphasis is on organization for planning, implementation techniques, instructional strategies and the evaluation of instruction.

EDHS 552 - (4) (S)
Emergency Medical Care

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor; priority for education students
Same as EDHS 451 with additional graduate requirements.

EDHS 553 - (3) (O)
Nutrition

Same as EDHS 453 with additional graduate-level requirements. Credit may not be earned in both EDHS 453 and 553.

EDHS 554 - (3) (SS)
Modalities in Athletic Training

Prerequisite: EDHS 544 or permission of instructor
Variety of modes and techniques used in the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.

EDHS 557 - (3) (SS)
Sports Medicine Conference

Same as EDHS 457 with additional graduate requirements.

EDHS 558 - (3) (SS)
Sports Psychology Conference

Same as EDHS 458 with additional graduate requirements. Credit may not be earned for both EDHS 458 and EDHS 558.

EDHS 561 - (3) (Y)
Computer Applications in Physical Education

Provides hands-on experience with specific applications program designed to introduce students to the use of microcomputers as an object of instruction, a medium of instruction, and a management tool. Emphasis is on developing functional computer skills which can immediately be used by physical education professionals to improve their efficiency.

EDHS 563 - (2) (E)
History, Principles and Philosophy of Physical Education

An analysis of the heritage of physical education in terms of historical and philosophical foundations. In addition, principles of physical education are examined.

EDHS 589 - (1-3) (SI)
Selected Topics

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
Used to offer selected topics and as a course number for courses under development. Grading is determined on the basis of the individual offering and may either be graded or S/U. May be repeated.


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