Bachelor of Science in Education Degree - Physical Education (K-12)

Degree Requirements:

General Education Courses

Major Courses

Teacher Education Professional Sequence

Student Learning Outcomes

Physical education teacher candidates are physically educated individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health-enhancing fitness as delineated in the SHAPE and PETE standards.

STANDARD #1: CONTENT KNOWLEDGE

Physical education teacher candidates demonstrate an understanding of common- and specialized-content knowledge, physical education curriculum models, and scientific foundations for the delivery of an effective physical education program.   (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes IV & VI.)

STANDARD #2:  SKILLFULLNESS and HEALTH-RELATED FITNESS

Physical education teacher candidates are physically literate individuals who can demonstrate skillful performance in physical education content areas and health-enhancing levels of fitness.  (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes II & VI.)

STANDARD #3:  PLANNING and IMPLEMENTATION

Physical education teacher candidates apply content and programing knowledge to plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences aligned with local, state and national standards to develop physically educated individuals.  (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcomes III & VI.)

STANDARD #4:  INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY and MANAGEMENT

Physical education teacher candidates engage students in meaningful experiences through effective use of pedagogical skills.  They use communication, feedback, and instructional and managerial skills to enhance student learning.  (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcome III.)

STANDARD #5:  ASSESSMENT of STUDENT LEARNING  

Physical education teacher candidates select and implement appropriate assessments to monitor learners’ progress, guide decision making related to instruction and learning, and engage learners in their own growth (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional  Learning Outcome II.)

STANDARD #6:  PROFESSIONALISM

Physical education teacher candidates demonstrate behaviors essential to becoming effective professionals.  They value and exhibit professional ethics and practices; seek opportunities for continued professional development; and promote the importance of physical education for developing physically literate individuals. (This learning outcome directly addresses Institutional Learning Outcome V.) 

Requirements

Physical Education K-12 Major Courses


Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in all required courses for this program.
EDUC 390EHealth Education Methods

2

EDUC 390PMethods of Teaching K-12 Physical Education

3

HPER 100Concepts of Fitness and Wellness

2

HPER 120Swimming

1

HPER 207Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

2

HPER 208Introduction to Physical Education

3

HPER 210First Aid and CPR

1

HPER 215Survey of Human Anatomy

4

HPER 217Personal and Community Health

2

HPER 216Skill Themes and Movement Concepts for Elementary School

3

HPER 220Teaching Social, Folk and Square Dance

2

HPER 240Principles of Human Nutrition

3

HPER 320Teaching Weight Training

2

HPER 328Biomechanics

3

HPER 328LBiomechanics Lab

1

HPER 360Adapted Physical Education

2

HPER 380Teaching Individual and Dual Activities

3

HPER 385Teaching Team Sports

2

HPER 410Psychology and Sociology of Sport and Exercise

2

HPER 420Organization and Administration of Physical Education

2

HPER 430Measurement and Evaluation

2

HPER 432Physiology of Exercise

3

PSYC 240Human Sexuality

3

Total Credit Hours: 53

NOTE: A Bachelor of Science in Education degree requires General Education, the major courses listed above, Professional Secondary Education (which serves as part of the major).

In addition to completing the Secondary Professional Education Sequence, students must also complete EDUC 298 – Pre-Professional Experience: Elementary.