School of Education

Physical Education and Health Major

2015-16 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

The Physical Education and Health curriculum is located within the Department of Health and Human Performance and offers two majors: a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health (BS.PEH), and a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health, Teacher Licensure (BS.PEH.TLC). 

The Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health (BS.PEH) is for students who want to work in physical activity and health related fields, but not teach in a public school setting.  Therefore, they are not eligible for teaching credentials.  This option will prepare students for a variety of careers which are health and physical activity based. Students will be able to move into the workforce in roles such as wellness coordinators, coaches, and other positions in the health and fitness industry; and will be graduate school ready if they are so inclined.

The Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health, Teacher Education Licensure (BS.PEH.TLC) is for students who wish to teach in elementary, middle or high school programs.  Students majoring in this reiteration of the Physical Education and Health major choose a program leading to teacher licensure, and will become engaged through a program specifically designed to prepare prospective K-12 teachers to be active, knowledgeable and effective professionals. Courses devise experiences through which teacher candidates are able to effectively apply scientific knowledge and theory in school settings that impacts the health and wellness of all students. Physical Education and Health majors electing teacher licensure (K-12) will be eligible for credentials in both physical and health education.  Teaching credentials for the public schools are conferred by the respective state department of public instruction in which the student applies for teacher licensure.

All students majoring in Physical Education and Health will have abundant experiences through practicum and/or internships related to physical education, physical activity and health related placements.

A Bachelor of Science with a major in Physical Education and Health requires the following courses:

IDS 285 Perspective In Personal and Global Health 4 sh
EDU 315 Educational Assessment 4 sh
PED 109 Aerobic Conditioning and Weight Training 1 sh
PEH 211 Foundations of Physical Education and Health 2 sh
PEH  310 Motor Learning Theory for Teaching and Coaching 4 sh
PEH 324 Nutrition 4 sh

* EDU 315 Educational Assessment required for licensure or for non-licensure majors and approved research methods/assessment course

Select one of the following: (Licensure students must take both courses) 2 s.h.

PEH 125 Skills and Activities for Teaching Lifetime Sports 2 sh
PEH 126 Skills and Activities for Teaching Team Sports 2 sh

Select one combination of the following (licensure students must take all courses) 8 s.h.

BIO 263 Human Anatomy 4 sh
AND
ESS 321 Biomechanics 4 sh
OR
BIO 264 Human Physiology 4 sh
AND
ESS 324 Physiology of Exercise 4 sh

TOTAL

29 - 37 sh

Elective 12 s.h.

COR 326 Human Sexuality 4 sh
DAN 115 Folk, Square and Social Dance Pedagogy 2 sh
HED 111 - 116 Contemporary Wellness Issues 2 sh
HED 230 Perspective in Health Promotion: Foundations to Function 4 sh
HED 235 Inactivity: The Threat of a Modern Lifestyle 4 sh
PEH 125 Skills and Activities for Teaching Lifetime Sports 2 sh
PEH 126 Skills and Activities for Teaching Team Sports 2 sh
PEH 212 Sports Injuries Care and Prevention 2 sh
PEH 225 Introduction to Adventure Based Learning 4 sh
PEH 325 Substance Abuse and Human Behavior 4 sh
PEH 345 Principles of Coaching 4 sh
PEH 421 Chronic and Acute Diseases 4 sh

Total

12 sh

*DAN 115, PEH 125, PEH 126 and PEH 325 are required for teacher licensure


Capstone

PEH 482 Internship in Physical Education and Health (non-teacher Licensure) 4 sh
OR
EDU 403 Explorations Capstone Seminar II 2 sh
PEH 481 Student Teaching 10 sh

Total

4-12 sh

EDU 403 and EDU 481 must be taken for teacher licensure.

Licensure Requirements (students wishing to pursue licensure must take and complete the following classes.)

SOC 243 Sociology of Education 4 sh
CIS 220 Technology in Teaching and Learning 3 sh
PSY 321 Educational Psychology 4 sh
PEH 425 Physical Education and Health Practicum K-12 6 sh
EDU 355 Teaching in the 21st Century Classrooms 4 sh
EDU 402 Explorations Capstone Seminar I - for Middle, K-12, and Secondary Majors 1 sh

Total

22 sh