Physical Education

The Physical Education program seeks to provide a distinctive quality of educational service, qualification of a graduate with highly efficiency in performance, has theoretical knowledge and practical skills, and able to conduct scientific and applied researches in the field of sports; that contributes in building the knowledge society through social partnerships.

The main objectives of the program are as following:

  • Preparing high-level, professional cadres in the field of physical education that works to raise the level of athletic achievement, and the development of the sports movement to fulfill the needs of sports institutions such as schools, clubs, universities, institutes and fitness centers in Palestine.
  •  Upgrading the capabilities of students to link theoretical concepts associated with sports management sciences to applied practical aspects and its application in the various Palestinian sports institutions.
  • The developing of sports training in Palestine in terms of good selection, development of involuntary and psychological qualities, kinetic analysis, and the preparation of short, medium, and long term training programs for juniors and adults of both sexes.
  • Developing social relations, addressing misconceptions about physical education, and minding the sports of disabled people.              
  • Raising awareness and health education in the fields of health and a better life among the members of society and the role of sports in its development.
  • Keeping up with the scientific and cognitive developments in the various sports fields (sports marketing, sports technology, professionalism).
  • Preparing graduates to complete their higher education to serve the needs of the labor market.

Upon successful completing the program, graduates shall be able to:

  • Know Arabic and English concepts and terminology associated with physical education.
  • Be familiar with the laws of various games and good conduct.
  • Articulate the role of physical education in developing mental, physical and moral qualities.
  • Link the branches of physical education, and analyze its relationship with other sciences.
  • Analyze and evaluate the skill of performance for individual and collective sports.
  • Present solutions to the physical education problems and its teaching.
  • Use basic skills of the collective games and individual sports with high fitness.
  • Analyze the different effects of the practice of physical activity on the vital body systems and organs.
  • Design and implement outlines for physical education courses, and recreational and extracurricular activities and programs for various educational stages.
  • Master scientific research skills, and methods of data collection and analysis.
  • Employ modern technologies in accessing information and integrating technologies in teacher and educational researches preparation.
  • Be accomplished in time management, decision- making, self-control, and other things as proper nutrition and first aid methods.

Graduates of  physical education bachelors shall work in relevant sectors and institutions, such as :

  • Higher council for Youth and sports.
  • Health and fitness centers and entertainment and recreation places.
  • Physical and athletic rehabilitation centers.
  • Military sport sector.
  • Sport sector for people with disabilities.
  • Teacher of physical education in schools.
  • Clubs and teams training.

The  Bachelor'sdegree in physical educationconsists of a total of 129 credit hours  distributed betweenuniversity requirements, the college requirements , the specialty coursesand the General Courses, they are distributedas follows:-  

type of requirement

Number of hours

University requirements

21

College of Art requirements

23

Speciality requirement

80

Free courses

5

TOTAL

129

The requirements for major (one) speciality (80) credit hours this covers the following courses.

1. The compulsory requirements for the specialty (73) credit hours include the following courses:-

Course number

and symbol

Class rooms hours

Credit hours

Prerequisite

 

Theory

practical

   

PHED122 | SOCCER 1

1

2

2

 

PHED124 | VOLLEYBALL 1

1

2

2

 

PHED127 | PHYSICAL TRAININGS 2

1

2

2

PHED 123

NURS133 | PRINCIPLES OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF PHYSICAL CONDITIONING

3

-

3

 

PHED220 | MOTOR LEARNING

2

-

2

 

PHED221 | ATHLETICS 1

1

2

2

 

PHED222 | SOCCER 2

1

2

2

PHED122

PHED223 | BASKETBALL 1

1

2

2

 

PHED224 | VOLLEYBALL 2

1

2

2

PHED124

PHED225 | HANDBALL 1

1

2

2

 

PHED226 | GYMNASTICS 1

1

2

2

 

PHED227 | SWIMMING 1

1

2

2

 

PHED228 | RHYTHMIC DANCE 1

1

2

2

 

STAT229 | STATISTICS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

2

ـ

2

 

PHED233 | PHYSIOLOGY OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

3

ـ

3

NURS133

PHYS2201 | PRINCIPLES OF BIOMECHANICS

2

-

2

 

PHED321 | ATHLETICS 2

1

2

2

PHED221

PHED332 | SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

3

-

3

 

PHED323 | BASKETBALL 2

1

2

2

PHED223

PHED325 | HANDBALL 2

1

2

2

PHED225

PHED326 | GYMNASTICS 2

1

2

2

PHED226

PHED327 | SWIMMING 2

1

2

2

PHED227

PHED328 | RHYTHMIC DANCE 2

1

2

2

PHED228

PHED329 | PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULA

2

-

2

 

PHED331 | SPORT PEDAGOGY

3

-

3

 

PHED336 | MEASUREMENT AND RESEARCH IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

3

-

3

STAT 229

PHED420 | PRACTICUM 1

1

2

2

PHED127

PHED421 | PRACTICUM 2

1

2

2

PHED420

NURS436 | ATHLETIC INJURIES AND THERAPY

3

-

3

NURS133

PHED438 | SEMINAR IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION

3

-

3

PHED  336

NURS426 | HEALTH EDUCATION

2

-

2

 

PHED428 | PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR SPECIAL POPULATION

2

-

2

 

NUTD429 | NUTRITION FOR ATHLETES

2

-

2

 

2. Optional speciality requirements (7) credit hours, the student can choose from the following groups:-
a. First group (2) credit hours can be chosen from the following courses:-

Course number and symbol

Class rooms hours

Credit hours

Prerequisite

 

Theory

Practical

   

PHED427 | LEISURE AND RECREATION

2

-

2

 

PHED4202 | SPORTS MEDIA

2

ـ

2

 

PHED4203 | MARKETING IN THE SPORTS FIELD

2

ـ

2

 

PHED4204 | DRIFTERS AND OUTDOOR LIFE

2

ـ

2

 

PHED4205 | ATHLETIC SOCIOLOGY

2

ـ

2

 

b. Second group (3) credit hours can be chosen from the following courses:-

Course Number and symbol

Course title

Class rooms hours

Credit hours

Prerequisite

 

 

theory

practical

 

 

PHED432 | SOCCER 3

Soccer 3/ Specialization Requirement.

2

2

3

PHED222

PHED433 | BASKETBALL 3

Basketball 3/ Specialization Requirement.

2

2

3

PHED323

PHED434 | VOLLEYBALL 3

Volleyball 3/ Specialization Requirement.

2

2

3

PHED224

PHED435 | HANDBALL 3

Handball 3/ Specialization Requirement.

2

2

3

PHED325

PHED431 | ATHLETICS 3

Athletics 3/ Specialization Requirement.

2

2

3

PHED321

c. Third  group (2 ) credit hours can be chosen from the following courses:-

Course number and

Symbol

Class rooms hours

Credit hours

Prerequisite

 

Theory

practical

   

PHED422 | KARATE

1

2

2

 

PHED423 | BADMINTON

1

2

2

 

PHED424 | TENNIS

1

2

2

 

PHED4208 | SMALL GAMES

1

2

2

 

PHED4206 | TAEKWONDO

1

2

2

 

PHED4207 | TABLE TENNIS

1

2

2