Teacher Education: Physical Education (Grades PreK-12) B.S.Ed.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

The Sports Leadership and Physical Education program contains the Physical Education licensure major, the Exercise and Sport Science concentration, the Coaching minor and elements of the Sport Management minor. The Physical Education major qualifies candidates for licensure to teach in grades PreK-12. Course work around the 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 major content and teaching skills important in providing developmentally appropriate aspects of physical education to children and youth in today’s schools. Laboratory experiences in schools throughout the course of study 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 and sport science is available. The Sports Leadership and Physical Education program also boasts of a Coaching minor (non-licensure) that is available to all University students. 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 major. It is possible to have one course fulfill two requirements but the credits only count once.

The course of study requires a minimum of 120 credits that are divided into the following categories.

  • General Education Courses
  • Professional Preparation Sequence
  • Major Concentration (student must consult advisor for options)
  • Diversity Courses
  • Electives1
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The number of electives depends on the degree of course overlap in the general education, major, and diversity requirements. It is possible to have one course fulfill two requirements but the credits only count once.

 
 

A Possible Curriculum in Physical Education

First YearCredits
FallSpring
HDFS 005 Human Development3  
ENGS 001 Written Expression3  
EDSP 005 D2:Iss Aff Persons W/Disabil3  
EDPE 055 Special Topics I (Games Education)3  
EDPE 023 Amer Red Cross Emergency Resp (Or proof of American Red Cross Basic Emergency Response certification)3  
EDHE 046 Personal Health  3
RMS 157 Prevention & Care Athletic Inj  3
General Education Courses  6
EDTE 056 D1:Lang Policy Issues,Race&Sch  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
SophomoreCredits
FallSpring
ANPS 019 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology4  
EDPE 055 Special Topics I (Fitness Education)3  
Major Concentration9  
EDPE 166 Kinesiology  3
ANPS 020 Ugr Hum Anatomy & Physiology  4
EDPE 104 Phys Educ Teaching Experience  5
General Education  3
Year Total: 16 15
 
JuniorCredits
FallSpring
EDPE 167 Exercise Physiology4  
EDPE 220 Sport in Society3  
EDPE 105 Phys Educ Teaching Experience5  
EXMS 260 Adapted Physical Activity3  
General Education Courses  6
EXMS 240 Motor Skill Learning & Control  3
Major Concentration  3
EDPE 155 Phys Educ in Secondary Schl  3
Year Total: 15 15
 
SeniorCredits
FallSpring
Students are required to complete a student teaching application before being assigned a placement.
EDFS 203 Soc, Hst & Phil Found of Educ (or EDFS Elective)13  
EDPE 055 Special Topics I (Methods of Dance & Gymnastics)3  
Major Concentration9  
EDPE 181 Student Teaching  12
EDPE 182 Student Teaching Seminar  2
Year Total: 15 14
 
Total Credits in Sequence: 120
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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.