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Minor in Recreation and Sports Programming

The minor program provides the non-Physical Education and Recreation major student with the basic competencies to plan, implement and lead recreation and sports programs in a variety of settings. Students who enroll in the minor must enroll in PER 120 as an introductory course and they must receive a grade of "C" or above to continue in the minor program.

Required recreation courses 9 hours

PER 120Foundations of Physical Education and Recreation3
PER 200Leading Physical and Recreation Activities3
PER 232Motor Learning3

Elective recreation courses 6 hours

Choose two courses:

PER 350Event Planning and Management3
PER 400Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Recreation3
PER 410Management of Physical Education and Recreation3

PER 120 - Foundations of Physical Education and Recreation (3)

Students will study the historical and philosophical bases of physical education and recreation. The course will include the philosophies of well-known physical education and recreation professionals, and their implications and consequences for the individual and society. The course reflects the continuing growth of these fields within a variety of educational, sport, and recreational environments.

  • Prerequisite/co-requisite: GSR 102

PER 200 - Leading Physical and Recreation Activities (3)

This course will focus on basic principles, concepts, and skills of leading physical and recreation activities for children, adolescents, and adults. The psychomotor, social, cognitive, affective, and learning domains will be addressed as students learn to utilize a task analysis model to choose, and then lead appropriate activities that contribute to an improved quality of life for the participants.

  • Prerequisites: PER 120; or permission of instructor.

PER 232 - Motor Learning (3)

Students will study the central factors that make up the best approach to the acquisition of motor skills, while leading physical activities in a variety of settings. Topics include basic concepts of motor learning, development of motor responses, the nature of motor learning, feedback, timing, information processing, transfer of learning, perception, personality and performance, motivation, and practice conditions. The topics will focus on principles of human performance and principles of skill learning and how to integrate these principles in real life situations. For each major topic, guiding principles for the physical education and recreation leaders are presented.

  • Prerequisites: PER 120, and acceptance into the major or minors; or permission of the instructor

PER 350 - Event Planning and Management (3)

This course includes concepts of event planning, management, leadership skills, and evaluation. This course is designed to develop students' familiarity with the special event program planning for recreation, physical education, and sports programming in diverse environments. Emphasis is placed on experiential learning through the actual planning and leadership of a community-based event within the Gallaudet or the greater deaf community, similar to a service-learning course.

  • Prerequisites: PER 200 or permission of the instructor

PER 400 - Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Recreation (3)

This course will cover the knowledge and skills surrounding measurement and evaluation related to the delivery of wellness, physical education, and/or recreation services. This course will focus on how to conduct individual assessments and activity/program evaluation.

  • Prerequisites: PER 204, PER 232; or permission of instructor.

PER 410 - Management of Physical Education and Recreation (3)

This course will include a study of administrative practices and their application to physical education, recreation, and sports in diverse environments. Students will gain an understanding of the underlying principles and practices of planning, organizing, leading, and evaluation of physical education, recreation, and sport programs in school and community settings. Upon completing the course the student will demonstrate human and technical skills to provide leadership and supervision for activity-based programs.

  • Prerequisite: PER 350 or permission of the instructor.
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