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Physical Education Teacher Education

Department of Health and Sport Sciences

Physical Education Teacher Education Major (B.S.Ed.)

A. University General Education Program (41 hours)

Program objectives for a B.S.Ed. in Physical Education Teacher Education are: (a) to identify critical elements of motor skill performance, and combine motor skills into appropriate sequences for the purpose of improving learning; (b) to demonstrate competent motor skill performance in a variety of physical activities; (c) to describe performance concepts and strategies related to skillful movement and physical activity (e.g., fitness principles, game tactics, skill improvement principles); (d) to describe and apply bioscience (anatomical, physiological, and biomechanical) and psychological concepts to skillful movement, physical activity, and fitness; (e) to understand and debate current physical education/activity issues and laws based on historical, philosophical, and sociological perspectives; (f) to demonstrate knowledge of approved state and national content standards and local program goals in schools and community settings.

See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements.

Note the following is specified by the department for this major: Social/Behavioral Sciences: PSYC 1030.

B. The Major (64-79 hours)

1. Major Core (42 hours): EDPR 2111, EXSS 2010, 2020, 3853, HPRO 2100, IDT 3600, PETE 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2500, 3307, 3308, 3800.

2. Concentrations

a. Community Physical Education (22 hours): PETE 3604, 4605, PHED 1711, SOCI 3422, SLS 3103, SLS 3305.

B. School Physical Education (35 hours): EXSS 3405, 3700, ICL 3333, PETE 4201, 4301, 4401, 4501, 4601, 4701, PHED 1713.

C. Electives (0-15 hours): selected in consultation with advisor to bring the total number of credit hours to 120.

Typical 4-Year School Physical Education Concentration (K-12) Sequence

Freshman Year

ENGL 1010 3 ENGL 1020 3
Natural Science* 4 Natural Science* 4
MATH 1420* 3 History* 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences* 3 PSYC 1030 3
Humanities/Fine Arts* 3 Humanities* 3
Semester Totals 16    hrs   16 hrs

Sophomore Year

PETE 2000 2 PETE 2006 2
PETE 2009 2 PETE 2002 4
PETE 2003 4 EDPR 2111 3
EXSS 2010 2 EXSS 2020 2
COMM 2381 3 PETE 2500 3
HPRO 2100 3 PETE 3308 3
Semester Totals 16 hrs   17 hrs

Junior Year

IDT 3600 3 PETE 3800 3
PHED 1713** 2 EXSS 3700 3
ICL 3333 3 ENGL 2201 or 2202 3
PETE 3307 3 History* 3
EXSS 3405 3 EXSS 3853 3
Semester Totals 14 hrs   15 hrs

Senior Year

PETE 4501 5 PETE 4601 3
PETE 4201 3 PETE 4701 9
PETE 4301 3    
PETE 4401 3    
Semester Totals 14 hrs   12 hrs

Total Hours: 120

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

**Swimming credit can be substituted with advanced courses in swimming. For the Community Physical Education Option, four additional hours of PHED coursework are required. These hours do not duplicate fulfillment of the swimming requirement noted above.

CPR Certification required for Student Teaching. Course not required but advised.

Typical 4-Year Community  Physical Education Concentration Sequence

Freshman Year

ENGL 1010 3 ENGL 1020 3
Natural Science * 4 Natural Science* 4
Mathematics * 3 Humanities/Fine Arts* 3
Humanities/Fine Arts* 3 History* 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences* 3 PSYC 1030 3
Semester Totals 16 hrs   16 hrs

 Sophomore Year

PETE 2000 2 PETE 2002 4
PETE 2003 4 PETE 2006 2
PETE 2009 2 PETE 2500 3
EXSS 2010** 2 EXSS 2020** 2
PETE 3604 2 ENGL 2201 or 2202 3
SPED 2000 3 EDPR 2111 3
Semester Totals 15 hrs   17 hrs

 Junior Year

PETE 3307 3 PETE 3800 3
SLS 3105*** 3 SLS 3103 3
COMM 2381 3 PHED 1711 2
HPRO 2100 3 EXSS 3853 3
IDT 3600 3 PHED 3308 3
Semester Totals 15 hrs   14 hrs

 Senior Year

SLS 3305 3 PETE 4605 9
UD electives*** 9 HMSE 4999*** 3
SOCI 3422 3    
Semester Totals 15 hrs   12 hrs

Total Hours: 120

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

**Can choose BIOL 2010/2011 & 2020/2021

***See advisor for approved options

 CPR Certification required for graduation.



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