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PHYSICAL EDUCATION (PreK-12) MAJOR

The program of study in Physical Education focuses on the preparation of physical education teachers.  Candidates who complete the program will be licensed in grades PreK-12 physical education.  The program involves both in-class and field experiences that prepare candidates to deliver best practice in physical education.  Students must earn a “C” or above in all Foundation and Major Requirements courses.  Students should plan carefully with their assigned adviser since many courses have prerequisites and are limited to specific semesters.  Many courses may not be completed until after being admitted to the Professional Program in Teacher Education.

I.          CORE CURRICULUM (34-38 Credits)

II.        FRESHMAN GRADUATION REQUIREMENT (0-3 Credits)

UNIV 110 University Success Seminar
0-3

III.       FOUNDATION COURSES (34-41 Credits)*

Health and Behavior
HPRO 121* Personal and Community Health
3
EXSS 122* Lifetime Fitness and Physical Activity 
3
HPRO 331 Health Education for Prim and Elem School 
3
   
Science  
BIOL 232/L* Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab
4
BIOL 242/L Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab
4
EXSS 350/L Exercise Physiology and Lab
4
EXSS 360 Motor Behavior
4
EXSS 400/L Biomechanics and Lab
4
   
Education  
EDUC 204 Computer Tech and Instructional Media
3
EDUC 215 Schools and Diversity 
3
EDUC 335 Introduction to Educational Psychology 
3
EDUC 336 Introduction to Human Growth and Dev
3

*Credits for courses taken as part of the Core Curriculum are not counted elsewhere in the major.

IV.       MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (52 Credits)

EDPE 131 Orientation to PETE
1
EDPE 232 History and Philosophy
3
EDPE 290 Adapted Physical Activity
3
EDPE 303 Teaching Lifetime Fitness
3
EDPE 304 Teaching Lifetime Sports
3
EDPE 305 Teaching Lifetime Activities
3
EDPE 320 Curriculum and Administration
3
EDPE 325 Assessment and Technology
3
EDPE 410 Elementary School PE Pedagogy
4
EDPE 411 Middle School PE Pedagogy
4
EDPE 412 High School PE Pedagogy
4
EDPE 479 Internship (Physical Education)
12
   
EDPE Physical Activity Selectives
6
Select six (6) different 1-credit Physically Active Living
Skills (PALS) courses from an approved list
 

V.         ELECTIVES (0 Credits)

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED
120 + Credits

(Students are advised to be aware that strict adherence to the prescribed courses as recommended by their advisors is necessary for graduation within 120 hours.  If the student cannot or does not follow the required coursework and sequence, more than 120 hours will be necessary for meeting all program requirements.)

 

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