Writing Requirements in Physical Education

Physical Education majors must complete a minimum of 6 credit hours of general education WAC course not part of students’ degree plans.  Those credits may consist of DSU’s College Composition I and II, which are writing intensive, or transfer courses or credit considered equivalent according to SBHE placement and transfer policies.  Physical Education majors must complete an additional 12 hours of WAC/WID course from the list below, all of which are writing intensive:

ELED 390P Teaching Physical Education and Health in the Elementary School (2)

HPER 410 Psychology & Sociology of Sport & Exercise (2)

HPER 430 Measurement & Evaluation (2)

HPER 432 Physiology of Exercise (3)

SEED 390P Methods of Teaching Secondary Physical Education (3)

Physical Education Majors may substitute their required Teacher Education Portfolio as a writing practice equivalent to three hours of writing intensive credit at any level.  Writing intensive credit may also be available through alternative means, such as completing other upper-level courses, including internships, which require extensive guided instruction and recursive practice in writing.  Such alternative credit required the student to submit a writing portfolio documenting the intensive writing accompanied by a program substitution form filed by the department Chair.