B.S. Degree in Physical Education-Teaching

B.S. Degree in Physical Education--Teaching

To receive the B.S. Degree in Physical Education, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program. Completion of 120 credits and a 2.5 GPA or above is required to graduate with this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core (42 credits) and Secondary Teaching Licensure Education requirements (36 credits).

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Content Knowledge: Physical education teachers understand physical education content and disciplinary concepts related to the development of a physically educated person.
  • Growth and Development: Physical education teachers understand how individuals learn and develop and can provide opportunities that support their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development.
  • Diverse Students: Physical education teachers understand how individuals differ in their approaches to learning and create appropriate instruction adapted to these differences.
  • Management and Motivation: Physical education teachers use an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a safe learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning and self-motivation.
  • Communication: Physical education teachers use knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to enhance learning and engagement in physical activity settings.
  • Planning and Instruction: Physical education teachers plan and implement a variety of developmentally appropriate instructional strategies to develop physically educated individuals, based on state and national (NASPE K-12) standards.
  • Student Assessment: Physical education teachers understand and use assessment to foster physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of students in physical activity.
  • Reflection: Physical education teachers are reflective practitioners who evaluate the effects of their actions on others and seek opportunities to grow professionally.
  • Technology: Physical education teachers use information technology to enhance learning and to enhance personal and professional productivity.
  • Collaboration: Physical education teachers foster relationships with colleagues, parents/guardians, and community agencies to support students' growth and well-being.

Core Requirements ( 81 credits )

In addition to the health and pe courses listed below, students must fulfill 36 credits of teacher licensure requirements.

HLTH 110 Personal Health and Wellness (3)
HLTH 125 First Aid and CPR (2)
PE 191 Activities Course: Dance (2)
PE 192 Activities Course: Gymnastics (1)
PE 193 Activities Course: Elementary School (2)
PE 194 Activities Course: Non-Traditional (1)
PE 200 Foundations of Physical Education (3)
PE 310 Sport and Play in the United States (3)
PE 311 Motor Learning (2)
PE 320 Anatomical Kinesiology (3)
PE 321 Human Physiology (3)
PE 360 Elementary Methods in Physical Education (3)
PE 361 Secondary Methods in Physical Education (3)
PE 362 Middle School Methods in Physical Education (2)
PE 420 Biomechanics (3)
PE 421 Physiology of Exercise (3)
PE 452 Adaptive Physical Education (3)
PE 474 Tests and Measurements in Physical Education (3)
Total: 45 credits

Secondary Education Licensure Requirements
(12 credits of Student Teaching required effective 2016)

AMCS 233 Education and Multicultural America (3)
COMM 100 Speech Communication (3)
ED 205 Introduction to Education (3)
ED 294 Educational Psychology (3)
ED 310 Social Foundations of Education (3)
ED 498 The Professional Teacher in the Classroom (3)
*ED 498 replaced ED 398 and ED 443S in 2016
ED 448 Reading Study Skills in the Content Areas (3)
ED 461S Student Teaching: Secondary (12) or
ED 460S Student Teaching: Secondary (6) and
EECE 480E Student Teaching: Elementary (6) or
ED 461V Student Teaching: Secondary/K-12 (12)
SPED 225 Individuals with Exceptionalities (3)
Total: 36 credits

Restricted Electives ( 3 credits )

Students must earn one credit in courses that focus on physical fitness, one credit in courses that focus on team sports, and one credit in courses that focus on individual sports. Consult your academic advisor when making your selections from the listed courses.

PE 100 Aerobic Dance (1)
PE 102 Weight Training I (1)
PE 112 Bowling (1)
PE 114 Golf (1)
PE 116 Tennis I (1)
PE 124 Badminton (1)
PE 130 Volleyball I (1)
PE 132 Basketball (1)
PE 134 Soccer (1)
PE 136 Pilates (1)
PE 137 Yoga I (1)
PE 160 Swimming I (1)
PE 190 Topics in Fundamental Activities (1-4)