Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Teaching Emphasis (K-12)

Program Admission Requirements

There are no program admission requirements for the B.A./B.S. in Physical Education, Teaching Emphasis (K-12). However, candidates must make formal application and complete an interview for admission to the Teacher Education Program. See all requirements in the Teacher Education section on the College of Education's main page in the catalog.

General Education

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3 - MATH 1123 Recommended3
Objective 46
Objective 57
Objective 66
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits37

Major Requirements

First Aid CPR and Sport Safety
Foundations of Physical Education and Sport
Anatomical Foundations of Human Activity
Senior Capstone *
*(Candidates completing the Physical Education Teaching Emphasis are not required to take the HPSS 4454 Senior Capstone core course.)
Objective #1: To develop teaching skills in a variety of areas in physical activities, athletics, and creative movement (18 credits)
Skills Component (8 credits)
HPSS 2237Activity Performance Techniques III3
One (1) aquatics PEAC course, examples include:1
Beginning Swimming
Intermediate Swimming
One (1) Field based PEAC course, examples include:1
Beginning Soccer
Ultimate Frisbee
One (1) Court based PEAC course, example include:1
Beginning Tennis
Beginning Basketball
Beginning Volleyball
One (1) Lifetime activity PEAC course, examples include:1
Beginning Yoga
Beginning Kayaking
One (1) additional PEAC course from the examples listed above1
Methods Component: (10 credits)
HPSS 2281Practical Outdoor Skills1
HPSS 3357Methods of Teaching Elementary Physical Education3
HPSS 3370Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
HPSS 4437Methods of Teaching Secondary Physical Education3
Objective #2: To acquire knowledge in the basic foundations of human activity (9 credits)
HPSS 3300Movement Theory and Motor Development3
HPSS 3303Kinesiology for Teachers and Coaches3
HPSS 4494Adapted Physical Activity3
Objective #3: To understand and develop skills required for teaching physical education (9 credits)
HPSS 3362Tests and Measurements in Physical Education3
HPSS 4475Organization and Administration of Physical Education3
One of the following:3
Introduction to Sport Psychology
Introduction to Sport Law
Objective #4: To understand and develop general pedagogical skills and teacher effectiveness
Some of these courses are required to be taken before entering the Teacher Education Program.
EDUC 2201Development and Individual Differences3
EDUC 2204Families Community Culture3
EDUC 3302Motivation and Management3
EDUC 3308Foundations of Educational Knowledge, Planning, and Assessment3
EDUC 3311Instructional Technology3
EDUC 4408Pre-Internship Field Experience Seminar3
EDUC 4493Student Teaching12
SPED 3350Creating Inclusive Classrooms3
EDUC 4401Content Area Literacy3
Refer to the College of Education Teacher Education Admission standards and Elementary and/or Secondary Education Core in this catalog.
Total Credits81

Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education37
Major Requirements81
Upper Division Free Electives0
Free Electives2
Total Credits120