Teacher Education: Physical Education (Pre K-12) (Bachelor of Science)
The Professional Physical Education Program qualifies candidates for licensure to teach in grades PreK-12. Course work around the program theme, "Moving and Learning," includes a series of courses designed to provide a background to the field of physical education. Specialty courses assist the student in the development of physical education program content and teaching skills important in providing developmentally appropriate programs of physical education to children and youth in today's schools. Laboratory experiences in schools throughout the program aid students in recognizing the relationship between theory and practice. Students also receive a solid foundation in exercise science allowing a broader depth of knowledge in physical activity.
Courses in general education and professional education as well as a liberal arts and sciences major concentration are required. A major concentration in Exercise and Sport Science is available to students in the Physical Education program. The number of electives depends on the degree of course overlap in the general education, major concentration, and diversity requirements. It is possible to have one course fulfill two requirements but the credits only count once.
A minimum of 130 approved semester hours is required for the degree.
A typical, but not all-inclusive, program outline follows:
|EDPE 021 - Foundations of Phys. Ed.||3|
|EDHE 046 - Personal Health||3|
|AT 157 - Care & Prevent. Athletic Injury||3|
|General Education Courses||3||6|
|EDPE 055 - Games Education||3|
|SOC 019 -Race Relations in the U.S.
Diversity Course (fulfilled by SOC 019)
|EDPE 023 - ARC Emergency Response*||3|
|HDFS 005 - Human Development||3|
|ANPS 019 - Hum Anatomy & Physiology||4|
|EDPE 055 - Fitness Education||2|
|ANPS 020 - Hum Anatomy & Physiology||4|
|EDPE 104 - Phys Ed Teaching Experience||5|
|EDPE 105 - Phys Ed Teaching Experience||5|
|EDPE 167 - Exercise Physiology||4|
|EDPE 220 - Sport in Society||3|
|EDPE 260 - Adapted Physical Activity||3|
|General Education Courses||3||3|
|EDPE 155 - Phys Ed in Secondary Schools||3|
|EDPE 166 - Kinesiology||3|
|EDPE 240 - Motor Skill Learning & Control||3|
| Students are required to complete a student teaching application
before being assigned a placement.
|EDFS 203 - Soc Hist & Phil Found of Ed or EDFS Elective||3|
|EDPE 055 - Methods of Dance & Gymnastics||3|
|EDPE 181 - Student Teaching||12|
|EDPE 182 - Student Teacher Seminar||2|
*or evidence of American Red Cross Basic Emergency Response certification
The number of electives depends on the degree of course overlap in the general education, major concentration, and diversity requirements. It is possible to have one course fulfill two requirements but the credits only count once.