Introduction to Physical Education


  2. A. Course Title: Introduction to Physical Education
    B. Course Number: PY 113 - 30307
    C. Semester: Fall 2017
    D. Days/Time: M W F 11:00:00 AM - 11:50:00 AM
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Morris, Richard
    G. Office: Caster Activity Center (CAC) 156
    H. Email Address:
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2748
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 8:00:00 AM-8:45:00 AM (MST); 10:15:00 AM-11:45:00 AM (MST);
    Tuesday: 10:00:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:00:00 AM-8:45:00 AM (MST); 10:15:00 AM-11:45:00 AM (MST);
    Thursday: 10:00:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST);
    Friday: 8:00:00 AM-8:45:00 AM (MST); 10:15:00 AM-11:45:00 AM (MST);
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): None
    M. Corequisite(s): None
    N. Class Location: CAC160

    This is a physical education theory course that provides instruction about the foundations of physical education, aims, objectives, scope, and general significance of physical education involving all age groups. This is a three credit hour course.


    This course is designed to transfer as an introductory / foundations class in physical education pedagogy. Please check with your institution of choice for transferability accuracy.



    Foundations of Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sport

    By:(Wuest and Fisette)

    18th Edition, McGraw Hill Company

    ISBN 978-0-07-352277-7


    Foundations of Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sport: Author - Wuest and Fisette:
    18th Edition - ISBN#978-0-07-352277-7

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.


    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F

    Students grades are based on total points accumulated from their performance on chapter assignments topic papers and/or other required assignments. Opportunity for Bonus Points may incur during semester.

    Note: 5 points off each assignment, for each day the assignment is not turned in beyond due date. After the fourth date, assignment will receive a "0" for assignment.

    In particular grades will be figured as follows:

    980-882 pts. = A
    881-784 pts. = B
    783-686 pts. = C
    685-588 pts. = D
    Below 587 pts. = F


    New Mexico Junior Collegeís institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:


    Students should be able tp......

    1. Demonstrate organizational skills essential to physical education, exercise science, health or sport.

    2.Identify benefits and drawbacks of available careers and opportunities in the related fields of physical education, exercise science, health or sport.

    3.Designe a program related to physical education, exercise science, health or sport.

    4.Communicate an awareness of the ethical issues/concerns related to physical education, exercise science, health or sport.


    1. The student should understand the definitions and philosophies of physical education, exercise science, and sport.

    2. The student should have a chance to explore the professions and careers available in physical education, exercise science, and sport.

    3. The student should have an understanding of the aims and general objectives of physical education, exercise science, and sport.

    4. The students should comprehend the historical background of physical education, exercise science, and sport and how they developed within our society.

    5. The student should learn the biological, physiological, sociological, and biomechanical foundations of physical education, exercise science, and sport.

    6. Students should explore the benefits and drawbacks of some of the careers and opportunities in the related physical education, exercise science, and sport fields.

    7. The students should be presented with current issues and trends within the disciplines of physical education, exercise science, and sport.


    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether itís a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.


    Week #1 Chapter 1: Meaning and Philosophy

    Introduction Assignment 20 pts
    Introduction Discussions 20 pts
    Discussion Question 20 pts

    Week #2 Chapter 2: Goals and Objectives

    * Read chapter 2
    Developing Philosophy 30 pts
    App. of Domains of learning 30 pts

    Week #3 Chapter 3: Role in Society and Education

    * Read chapter 3
    Assess. Artifacts Assignment 30 pts
    Discussion Question 30 pts

    Week #4 Chapter 4: Historical Foundations

    * Read chapter 4

    Topic Assignment 40 pts
    Discussion Assignment 20 pts

    Week #5 Chapter 5: Motor Behavior

    * Read chapter 5
    Questions 40 pts
    discussion Questions 1 & 2 20 pts

    Week #6 Chapter 6: Biomechanical Foundations

    * Read chapter 6

    Questions 40 pts
    Discussion Questions 1 & 2 20 pts

    Week #7 Chapter 7: Exercise Physiology and Fitness

    * Read chapter 7

    Assignment 20 pts
    Discussions Questions 1 & 2 40 pts

    Week #8 Chapter 8: Sociological Foundations

    * Read chapter 8
    Short paper Sociological Issues 40 pts
    Discussion Questions 1 & 2 20 pts

    Week #9 Chapter 9: Sport and Exercise Psychology

    * Read chapter 9
    Assignment 40 pts
    Discussion Questions 1 & 2 20 pts

    Week # 10 Pedagogy

    Discussion Assignment #1 30 pts
    Discussion Assignment #2 30 pts

    Week #11 Careers: Reading Assignment

    Attaining a Professional Career 20 pts
    Professional organization 20 pts
    Choosing a Career 20 pts

    Week #12 Resume/Cert/Associations

    Attaining a professional Position 20 pts
    Certification and Association 20 pts
    Discussion questions 1 & 2 20 pts

    Week #13 Health/Fitness Careers

    Get Connected Assignment 20 pts
    Fitness Careers Assignment 20 pts
    Health related careers 20 pts

    Week #14 Teaching Presentations

    Assignment 100 pts

    Week #15

    Continue Week 14 Teaching Presentations

    Week #16
    Final exam (Take Home) 100 pts

    Due - Final/Day (Tues. 12/8/15 @ 8:00-9:45 am)
    (Make up Work)(Post final grades)

    Total Points = 980 pts.