100 Level Courses

PHED 199: Introduction to Health and Physical Education. 1 credit.
Uses best practices to introduce to potential teacher candidates current health and physical education teaching issues. Introduces terminology specific to teaching, and concepts such as standards of learning, planning, assessment, curriculum developments, and risk management. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

200 Level Courses

PHED 200: Professional Dimensions of Health, Recreation, and Physical Education. 3 credits.
Traces historical foundations of health, recreation, physical education, and sport. Notes: Open to nonmajors. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 202: Teaching Skillful Movement. 3 credits.
Covers planning and presenting lessons on numerous motor skills using varied teaching strategies in a peer teaching setting. This course must be complete within 5 years of student teaching. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 218: Technology in Health and Physical Education. 2 credits.
Develops technology skills to support health and physical education instruction in school settings. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 273: Net and Target Games. 3 credits.
Skill and content knowledge in net and target games. Includes skill progression, strategies, officiating, and authentic assessment in games such as volleyball, golf, tennis, and badminton. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Physical Education.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 274: Dance and Educational Gymnastics. 2 credits.
Skill and content knowledge in dance, rhythms, and educational gymnastics. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Physical Education.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 275: Field and Invasion Games. 3 credits.
Skill and content knowledge in field and invasion games. Includes skill progression, strategies, officiating, and authentic assessment in activities such as softball, basketball, soccer, field events, and Ultimate Disc. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Physical Education.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 276: Health-Related Fitness Education. 3 credits.
Prepares future physical educators to develop, implement, and assess fitness concepts, and strategies to K12 students. Incorporates basic nutritional knowledge needed to live a healthy lifestyle. Requires fitness tests participation. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

300 Level Courses

PHED 306: Psychomotor Learning. 3 credits.
Analyzes psychological aspects, learning theory, and practice conditions for learning motor skills. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 308: Adapted Physical Education. 3 credits.
Introduces disabilities in public schools. Covers national standards, federal legislation, IEPs, and developmental inclusion models. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students in a Bach of Science in Education degree.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 320: Student Assessment in Health and Physical Education. 3 credits.
Examines assessment purposes and introduces different assessment procedures that measure student achievement in the different domains of behaviors in health and physical education. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 340: Social and Cultural Issues in Physical Education. 3 credits.
Studies contemporary and historical perspectives on socio-cultural and philosophical issues influencing American public schooling and physical education teacher preparation, including race, culture, ethnicity, nationality, globalization, socioeconomic status, gender, sexuality, ability, obesity, and urbanization. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

400 Level Courses

PHED 403: Elementary School Instruction in Physical Education. 3 credits.
Covers content, knowledge, and teaching methods for K-6 physical education. Requires field experience. Must be taking within one year of student teaching. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PHED 273, 274, 275, and PHED 306 (may be taken concurrently).
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: PHED 201C and 202C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Physical Education.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bach of Science in Education degree.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 404: Middle and High School Instruction in Physical Education. 3 credits.
Examines school curriculum content, and teaching practices appropriate for middle and high school physical education programs. Requires field experience. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: PHED 403C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Physical Education.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 415: Student Teaching in Physical Education. 12 credits.
Provides supervised clinical experience for a full semester in approved schools. Requires experiences in elementary and secondary school settings. requirements. Includes participation in pre-service workshop and related activities, and weekly seminars. Note: Completion of all Mason Core and program coursework, and acceptance into Student Teaching. PHED 415 must be completed within 5 years of PHED 202. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Capstone
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 120D, 300D, BIOL 125D, EDRD 300D, EDUC 302D, HEAL 110D, 200D, 405C, KINE 310D, PHED 218D, 276D, 308C, 320D, 340D, 404C and PRLS 316D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Internship
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
PHED 480: Special Topics. 1-3 credits.
See course description in the Schedule of Classes. Selected topics reflect interest in specialized areas of exercise science or health promotion. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.
Additional Course Details: Title varies by section and/or semester
PHED 499: Independent Study in Physical Education and Fitness. 1-3 credits.
Study of a problem area in physical education research, theory, or practice under direction of faculty member. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 90 hours and Permission of Chair.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Health Education, Health, Fitness Rec Resrcs, Individualized Study, Nursing, Physical Education (Special), Physical Education or Parks, Rec, Leisure Studies.

Schedule Type: Independent Study
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

600 Level Courses

PHED 670: Analysis of Teaching in Physical Education. 3 credits.
Presents variety of research techniques for studying teacher and learner behaviors in physical education, engaging the teacher as researcher and grant writer. Goal is to prepare teachers to be leaders in their field. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
PHED 672: Curriculum and Assessment in Physical Education. 3 credits.
Provides knowledge of curriculum models and assessment strategies in standards-based physical education program. Studies curriculum models such as sport education and adventure education. Examines traditional and alternative assessment. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
PHED 673: Motor Development for Special Populations. 3 credits.
Provides knowledge that focuses on individuals with orthopedic, sensory, and learning disabilities in physical education setting. Areas of focus include development of motor patterns and skills assessment, and planning and instruction for students with disabilities. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PHED 670.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.
PHED 680: Mentoring and Supervising in Physical Education. 3 credits.
Prepares mentors and supervisors of preservice and in-service teachers in physical education. Topics include professional dispositions, assessment and evaluation, adult learners, counseling and communication, providing feedback, and reflection and inquiry into the profession. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PHED 670.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.