Field Experiences and Methods Coursework

Students in PEK and SCH will have the following field-based courses in common. These are considered to be phase II courses and all have a required field component.

Required Courses for BOTH Physical Education & School Health students

Course

Experience

KNFB/HEFB 322

Teaching and Schooling in the Modern Society has a 45 hour self-directed field experience requirement evenly divided among school, community, and coaching or tutoring settings. These hours are part of the total 100 hours of self-directed field experiences.

HLTH 421

Elementary School Health Education includes 4 hours of field experience in a K-5 setting.  Students develop skills for creating interdisciplinary lessons that emphasize health and physical education.  Students also design and implement an interactive health fair for elementary students. 

KINE 429

Adapted Physical Activities includes a 10 hour field experience requirement. Students will have two unique experiences arranged by their instructor. In one experience students facilitate a 5 week swimming experience for a child with special needs. In the other experience students go to a local school and assist a child with special needs within the context of their Physical Education class.

   

KNFB/HEFB 324

Technology for Teachers has 24 hours of mentoring and tutoring using technological tools.

KNFB/HEFB 325

Secondary School Teaching has 24 hours of observation and minor student interaction such as helping with guided practice, group work or teaching part of a lesson.  

Required Courses for Physical Education students

Course

Experience

KNFB 315

Elementary Physical Activities has a 10-hour elementary physical education school field experience arranged by the instructor. Within these hours students observe, assist and teach lessons to elementary aged children in a gymnasium or outdoor setting.

KNFB 416

Middle and Secondary Physical Activities has a 10-hour middle or high school field experience arranged by the instructor. Within these hours students practice teaching 8 lessons using a variety of designated teaching styles. This course occurs in the fall or spring semester just prior to student teaching.

Required Courses for School Health students

Course

Experience

HLTH 415

School Health Education has 10 hours of field experience in public, private and collegiate classrooms.  Through directed independent study students investigate the components of the Coordinated School Health Program (CSHP). Students also design and deliver a health lesson to a classroom of collegiate level students.

HLTH 333

Methodology in Health Education has a 15-hour middle or high school field experience arranged by the instructor at a local public or private school. Within these hours students practice teaching 10-12 lessons using a variety of designated teaching styles. This course occurs in the fall or spring semester just prior to student teaching.