What is Physical and Sports Education Major?

Physical and Sport Education concentration at the Faculty of Education aims at preparing competent teachers qualified for teaching, furnished with necessary skills to work in the field of Physical and Sport Education by adopting a complete curriculum that giving them the opportunity to learn both theoretically and practically. Students shall be introduced to the principles of practicing sports, exercises and motor activities, they will also receive training to apply favorable strategies in order to teach Physical Education in real working environments (Schools and Gymnasiums).

Expected Outcomes

By the end of their studies, graduates shall be able to:

  • Plan for classes of Physical and Sport Education in accordance with the objectives and the targeted age group in different fields such as Physical Fitness, Motor Skills and cognitive aspects.
  • Employ acquired sports expertise and skills, and organize sport competitions and festivals in schools and universities.
  • Adjust physical activities and identify helping means to be used in specialized sports programs, which are consistent with the physical and mental abilities of students with special needs to facilitate their practicing of sports.
  • Analyze training exercises to ensure that the movements are suitable for the stages of the designated game.
  • Use international scientific evaluation tools and means in order to enhance the quality of education, and promote physical and cognitive advancement in students of different age groups.
  • Choose appropriate sports activities in light of the individual differences of students, taking into consideration all physical, psychological and social aspects.
  • Discover talented students in the field of sports, and set a special sports program for the enhancement and development of their talents.
  • Adopt scientific and innovative thinking processes to set diverse exciting sports programs that attract students.
  • Use educational technology in sport education activities in accordance with the educational objectives.
  • Be furnished with sportsmanship and personal traits of an educator (discipline, commitment, and other traits).
  • Use technology and employ it in accordance with the needs of learners.
  • Have creative and innovative thinking skills, and skills of independent self-learning.

Fields of work

Graduates shall be able to work in the following fields:

  • Teachers of physical and sport education in private and official schools.
  • Trainers in school gymnasiums.

Major Requirements

The department of Physical and Sport Education at USAL provides students with necessary needs to graduate in a period of 3 years minimum, based on the adopted curriculum which consists of different courses constituting about 97 credits. The courses are distributed over 6 academic semesters: Fall and Spring of each academic year, accounting for an average of 15 credits for each semester. They include general major requirements and other requirements specific to Physical and Sport Education. These are:

Requirements needed to obtain a BA in Education – Physical and Sport Education

University Requirements 12 Credits
Core Courses 42 Credits
Concentration Courses 31 Credits
General Elective Courses 6 Credits
Department Elective Courses 6 Credits
Total Number of Credits 97 Credits

Study program and Credits

University Requirements (12 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Prerequisite

Credit Hours

ENGL 201

English Communication Skills I

 

3 credits

ENGL 202

English Communication Skills II

ENGL 201

3 credits

ARAB 201

Arabic Communication Skills I

 

3 credits

ARAB 202

Arabic Communication Skills II

ARAB 201

3 credits

 

 

Core Courses (42 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Prerequisite

Credit Hours

EDUC 210

Psychology of Development

 

3 credits

EDUC 211

Health Education

 

3 credits

EDUC 212

Theories of Learning

 

3 credits

EDUC 310

Introduction to Educational Sociology

 

3 credits

EDUC 311

Action Research

 

3 credits

EDUC 312

Instructional Procedures

EDUC212 EDUC315

3 credits

EDUC 313

Learning Difficulties

 

3 credits

EDUC 314

Citizenship Education

 

3 credits

EDUC 315

Measurement and Classroom evaluation

EDUC212

3 credits

EDUC 316

Educational Technology I

 

3 credits

EDUC 317

Statistics in Education

EDUC311

3 credits

EDUC 416

Educational Technology II

EDUC316

3 credits

EDUC 490

Practicum I

 

3 credits

EDUC 491

Practicum II

EDUC 490 

3 credits

 

Concentration Courses (31 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Prerequisite

Credit Hours

EDPS 210

Gymnastics and exercises

 

3 credits

EDPS 310

Foundation of physical education and sport

EDUC 210

EDUC 212

2 credits

EDPS 311

Anatomy of the human body  and General Physiology

EDUC 211

2 credits

EDPS 312

Behavioral and psychological perspectives in physical education and sport

EDUC 210

2 credits

EDPS 410

Curricula in physical education and sport

 

2 credits

EDPS 411

Nutrition for athletes

EDPS 311

2 credits

EDPS 412

Specialized Sports Education

EDUC 313

3 credits

EDPS 413

Strategies of teaching physical and sport activities 1

EDPS 310

EDUC 312

3 credits

EDPS 414

Physiology of physical education and sports

EDPS 311

2 credits

EDPS 415

Strategies of teaching physical and sport activities 2

EDPS 413

3 credits

EDPS 416

Mechanics and Biomechanics

EDPS 311

3 credits

EDPS 417

Prevention of sports injuries and first aids

EDPS 311

3 credits

EDPS 491

Project

EDUC 317

EDUC 311

1 credit

 

General Elective Courses (6 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

GENL 235

Basket Ball

3 credits

GENL 240

Handball

3 credits

 

Department Elective Courses (6 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

PEDE300

Football

3 credits

PEDE305

Swimming

3 credits

 

Registration and Acceptance Conditions

Taking into consideration the nature of this specialty which includes theoretical, practical and field studies, students in this field must have specific standards. These standards are identified through several tests and procedures indicating the suitability of students applying for this specialty. Passing the following tests is an essential condition for acceptance in the department of Physical and Sport Education. The conditions are stated as follows:

  • Obtaining official Lebanese BACC II degree or any equivalent document.
  • Passing the following tests:
    • A placement test in Arabic Language and one of two foreign languages (English or French).
    • An interview.
    • A physical ability test.
  • Providing laboratory tests certified by a specialized medical center.
  • Providing an electrocardiography (ECG) with a medical report affirming that the applicant is physically healthy, and able to perform any physical effort no matter how hard it was.