Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog 
    May 29, 2024  
Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHED 201 - Overview of Physical Education

(R only)

Covers the historical, philosophical, social, and practical aspects of American physical education. Students evaluate the field of physical education and its unique contribution to students’ physical, social and emotional development. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 . Three hours each week.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Acquire an overview of physical education as an emergent profession, examining its historical development, present status, and future development.
  • Examine the scientific and scholarly subdisciplines and discuss how these subdisciplines contribute to the variety of career opportunities in the field.
  • Describe at an introductory level the concepts of gender, gender sensibilities, and cultural diversity, and their relationship to male and female professionals, students, athletes, and others with whom he/she will interact in the role of a physical educator.
  • Develop an educational plan for his/her undergraduate career that reflects interests, current academic standings and availability, and the diversity of academic programs available for them to which they can transfer.
  • Examine the importance of physical activity and of developing quality professionals in the fitness and physical education field for the future health and well-being of their community, state, and country.
  • Identify the important national organizations in our field, including AAHPERD, ACSM, and NATA.

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