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Physical-Health Education Dual Certification

BS (The Physical-Health Education Major is a dual certification option that requires 64-67 hours in the major plus 24 hours in education.)

Requirements for Majors Leading to Teacher Certification

For admission to the teacher education area, a student must:
1. Complete an application (available from the education department office, 200 Chamberlain Center)
2. Successfully complete the writing sample assessment
3. Present a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5
4. Demonstrate acceptable evidence of professional dispositions
5. Receive formal approval from the Teacher Education Committee
For entry into physical education courses containing practicum experiences a student must
1. Have been admitted to the appropriate path within the teacher education area
2. Present a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.6
3. Receive approval from the Physical Education Department Chair
NOTE: Continuation in remaining practicum experiences is contingent upon successful completion of all requirements for coursework and field placements.
To be approved for student teaching, a student must:
1. Complete and submit the Application for Professional Field Semester by the end of the second week of the semester prior to the requested professional semester
2. Have successfully completed the junior level course sequence appropriate to the major
3. Present a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.7
4. Demonstrate acceptable evidence of professional dispositions
5. Complete all state-mandated training sessions required for certification (completed in EDUC 202)
6. Complete all of the required contact hours
7. Receive formal approval from the Teacher Education Committee

Physical-Health Education Dual Certification Major

Physical Education Core RequirementsCredits
PHED 212 Foundations of Physical Education and Health 2
PHED 225 Teaching Elementary Physical Education 2
PHED 229 Educational Gymnastics and Movement Foundations 2
PHED 230 Aquatics 2
PHED 248 Inclusive Physical Education 2
PHED 254 Teaching Net/Wall/Target Sports or PHED 255 Teaching Team Passing/Striking/Fielding Sports 2
PHED 302 Teaching Secondary Physical Education 2
PHED 306 Principles of Coaching and Sport Management 4
PHED 320 Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education 4
PHED 330 Physiology of Exercise 4
PHED 341 Kinesiology 4
Choose one of the following courses:
PHED 256 Cooperative Games 1
REC 103 Initiatives (meets Health & Wellness activity) 1
REC 109 Highlander Adventure (meets Health & Wellness activity) 2
REC 227 Outdoor Leadership Training (meets Health & Wellness) 4
REC 240 Administration of Organized Camps 4
REC 301 Methods & Materials: Camps and Outdoor Education 4
Choose two of the following:
PHED 235 Elementary Teaching: Practicum I 0.5
PHED 249 Inclusive PE Practicum 0.5
PHED 303 Secondary Teaching: Practicum II 0.5
Total 32-35
Health Education Core RequirementsCredits
BIOL 217 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIOL 218 Human Anatomy and Physiolocy II 4
CHEM 187 Intro to Nutrition 3
PHED 232 Epidemiology 2
PHED 237 Holistic Health 4
PHED 246 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 2
PHED 308 First Aid and Safety 2
PHED 310 Organization of School Health 4
PSY 230 LIfespan Development of the Family 4
PSY 335 Drugs and Behavior 3
Total 32
Pedagogy CoreCredits
EDUC 202 Topics in Professionalism 0
EDUC 217 Education and American Culture 4
EDUC 240 Teaching in Urban America 2
EDUC 313 Language, Literacy and Curriculum Integration for Diverse Learners 4
PHED 406 Student Teaching in Elementary Physical Education/Health K-6 6
PHED 408 Student Teaching in Secondary Physical Education/Health 7-12 6
PHED 412 Issues Seminar in Physical Education/Health 2
Total 24

The Physical Education Teaching major satisfies the Health and Wellness competencies with the following courses:

  1. PHED 237 Holistic Health
  2. PHED 330 Physiology of Exercise
  3. PHED 229 Educational Gymnastics and Movement Foundations
  4. REC 103 Initiatives

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