Teacher Education: Physical Education (Pre K-12) (Bachelor of Science)
The 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. The opportunity to pursue a concentration in exercise science is available. Additional opportunities for students to enhance their education experiences are available. Contact the program coordinator for more information.
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. It is possible to have one course fulfill two requirements but the credits only count once.
A minimum of 130 approved credits is required for the degree.
A possible curriculum in Physical Education:
|EDTE 001 - Making a Difference||3|
|HDFS 005 - Human Development||3|
|General Education Courses||3||6|
|Diversity Category One:
EDFS 001 - Race and Racism in the U.S.
|EDHE 046 - Personal Health||3|
|AT 158 - Fundamentals of Athletic Trng||3|
|EDPE 055 - Games Education||3|
|EDPE 023 - ARC Emergency Response*||3|
|ANPS 019 - Anatomy & Physiology||4|
|EDPE 055 - Fitness Education||2|
|EDPE 166 - Kinesiology||3|
|ANPS 020 - 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|
|EXMS 260 - Adapted Physical Activity||3|
|General Education Courses||3||3|
|EDPE 155 - Phys Ed in Secondary Schools||3|
|EXMS 240 - Motor Skill Learning & Control||3|
|EDFS 203 - Soc Hist & Phil Found 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.