Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Physical Education Courses

Please see Course Schedule for a list of PHED courses offered, as not all courses run every semester.


Physical education transfer program

Please see Options within British Columbia handout for specific transfer possibilities.

 Transfer Courses

Physical education courses

TRU offers a combination of PE activity and theory courses.

 Year 1 Fall Semester (15 Credits)
DesignationCourse TitleCredits
PHED 2000 The Analysis of Performance of Team Activities and Sports from Pedagogical and Coaching Perspectives 3
PHED 2210 The Dynamics of Motor Skill Acquisition 3
PHED 4350 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription 3
EDPE 3100 Methods in Physical Education 3
PHED Activity Elective 3
    15
 Year 1 Winter Semester (15 Credits)
DesignationCourse TitleCredits
PHED 3450 Contemporary Issues in Health and Physical Activity 3
PHED 3840 Physical Growth and Motor Development 3
EDPE 4150 Senior Instruction in Elementary Physical Education 3
EDPE Elective 3
    12
 Senior Physical Education Electives
DesignationCourse TitleCredits
PHED 3450 Contemporary Issues in Health and Physical Activity 3
PHED 3650 Coaching Pre-Adolescent Students 3

Course numbering and definitions

All new course numbers or changes to existing course numbers must be approved by the Registrar's office prior to being sent to the Education Planning and Program Review (EPPR) Committee.

Course numbering
Example: English 1210

First Digit—Indicates year level at which the course is usually taken. Course numbers beginning with a “1” are first year courses. Second year courses begin with a “2”. English 1210 is therefore a first year course.
Second and Third Digit—Identifies the course.

Credit

Example: English 1210-3
The credits for a course are indicated following the course number. English 1210-3 therefore carries 3 credits.

Hours of instruction

Example (3,1,3)
The brackets (3,1,3) indicate the weekly hours of instruction for the course. The first digit inside the bracket indicates the number of lecture hours per week, the second digit indicates seminar hours per week, and the third digit indicates laboratory hours per week. The above example, therefore, would have 3 hours of lecture, 1 hour of seminar and 3 hours of laboratory per week for a total of 7 hours of instructor contact time each week. “L” indicates a lab and in nursing courses, a “P” following the third digit indicates a clinical practicum.


Course descriptions

PHED 1000
PHED 1000
Biomechanics: The Analysis of Performance in Individual Sports (3,1,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
EDUC
This course is an examination of the role of analysis in developing effective biomechanically correct individual sport performance. Skill analysis, error detection, error correction, and the application of sport science principles are included with an introduction to the appreciation of movement patterns in sport. Required Seminar: PHED 1000S
PHED 1100
PHED 1100
Basketball (1,2,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
EDUC
This course focuses on industrial and coaching techniques associated with the sport. The development of fundamental individual and team skills are an integral part of the course. Offensive and defensive skills and strategies are also central to the course. Each student is provided an opportunity to learn how to instruct and coach other students in the skills, as well as learn the specific skills related to basketball.
PHED 1120
PHED 1120
Outdoor Activities (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
EDUC
Students are introduced to a variety of outdoor pursuits like cross country skiing, kayaking, hiking, survival and snowshoeing. Due to the varying levels of risk associated with outdoor activities, participants are required to sign the Department of Physical Educations' informed consent.
Note: Students are responsible for providing their own transportation, equipment, and additional costs associated with the activities
PHED 1140
PHED 1140
Aquatics (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
EDUC
This course emphasizes the knowledge and skills associated with aquatic activity. Water safety, principles of buoyancy and water activities, stroke analysis and development are a major focus for the semester. Students are provided an opportunity to work toward a number of senior swimming levels.
Note: It is recommended that students enrolling in this course be able to swim 200 meters
PHED 1160
PHED 1160
Soccer (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
EDUC
This course focuses on instructional and coaching techniques associated with soccer. The development of fundamental individual and team skills are an integral part of the course. Offensive and defensive skills and strategies are central to the course. Each student is provided an opportunity to learn how to instruct/coach other students in the skills as well as learn the specific skills related to soccer.
PHED 1190
PHED 1190
Volleyball (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
EDUC
This course focuses on instructional and coaching techniques associated with volleyball. The development of fundamental individual and team skills are an integral part of the course. Offensive and defensive skills and strategies are central to the course. Each student is provided an opportunity to learn how to instruct/coach other students in the skills as well as learn the specific skills related to volleyball.
PHED 1230
PHED 1230
Conditioning (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
EDUC
Students are instructed in the basic principles for health and skill-related fitness. The course provides a basic understanding of the physiological basis for conditioning programs applicable to competitive sport. A discussion of fitness assessment is also a focus in this course.
PHED 1240
PHED 1240
Golf (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
EDUC
This course focuses on instructional and coaching techniques associated with the sport. The development and analysis of fundamental individual skills is an integral part of the course. Each student is provided an opportunity to learn how to instruct and coach other students in the skills, as well as learn the specific skills related to golf.
Note: Students are responsible for their own transportation and equipment and extra costs are associated with this course
PHED 1280
PHED 1280
Games, Contests and Relays (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
EDUC
Individual, pairs, teams and group activities are taught in this course. Each student is required to invent and teach an activity, with the focus on teaching, and consider strategies to make incremental and rule changes for each. This course is an excellent preparation for students wishing to become teachers and recreationalists.
PHED 2000
PHED 2000
Analysis of Performance of Team Activities & Sports From Pedagogical & Coaching Perspectives (3,1,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
EDUC
This course includes an examination and introduction of the structure, analysis and instruction of team activities, games and performance. Selected team sports are used as models of analysis. Topics include the study of the common elements in team sports, pedagogical theories on instruction of games, and an examination of analysis methods and procedures. Required Seminar: PHED 2000S
PHED 2110
PHED 2110
An Introduction to the Study of Sport (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
EDUC
This course examines the nature and development of sport through an analysis of historical, academic and popular literature.
PHED 2130
PHED 2130
Sport in Canadian Society (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
EDUC
This course offers a historical and theoretical analysis of sport in Canadian Society. Students develop an awareness of the role played by physical education and sport in society, and examine the societal changes that influence sport development.
PHED 2140
PHED 2140
Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
EDUC
Students discuss psychological theories and research related to sport and health-related physical activity. Topics include socialization for participation, motivation, stress, psychological limits, aggression, competition and co-operation, audience effects, leadership, role of the coach and group cohesion, ethical behaviours, motivation, and aspirations.
Prerequisite: 2nd year standing
PHED 2150
PHED 2150
Exercise Physiology (2,0,2)(L)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
EDUC
Students are introduced to the basic components of physiology as they apply to health, fitness and exercise. An examination of the acute and chronic effects of physical activity on the functions of the human body (metabolic, cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular) through lecture and laboratory experiences is emphasized.
Prerequisite: BIOL 1690 or permission from the instructor Required Lab: PHED 2150L
PHED 2210
PHED 2210
The Dynamics of Motor Skill Acquisition (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
EDUC
This course provides an introduction to the examination of motor skill acquisition and the variables which influence the learning and performance of motor skills. Theoretical models on motor learning are introduced and discussed from a pedagogical perspective.
PHED 3450
PHED 3450
Contemporary Issues in Health and Physical Activity (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
EDUC
This course helps identify and address contemporary lifestyles, associated behaviours, and major health concerns in present-day society. Techniques and strategies used to make positive lifestyle changes are studied and discussed in addition to the responsibility of the consumer.
PHED 3650
PHED 3650
Coaching Pre-Adolescent Students (1,2,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
EDUC
This course provides practical and theoretical experience in dealing with pre-adolescent students in the school sports setting. The course incorporates 1 hour per week of classroom teaching with 2 hours per week of practical coaching in elementary schools, or similar sport settings.
Prerequisite: PHED 2000
Corequisite: PHED 3840
PHED 3840
PHED 3840
Physical Growth and Motor Development (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
EDUC
Students examine the physical growth and motor development throughout the lifespan, with particular reference to the effects of physical activity on growth, development and health. Developmental differences in motor ability are studied.
Prerequisite: PHED 2210
PHED 4350
PHED 4350
Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription (3,0,0)
Credits: 3
Campus
ED
EDUC
The emphasis of this course is on exercise prescription and testing, for the healthy adult population and for special populations or persons with a disability. Students' laboratory work is focused primarily on the exercise testing aspect of the course.
Prerequisite: PHED 1230 and PHED 2150