The Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education offers students two professional focus areas: Physical Education Teacher Certification or Physical Education/Health Education Teacher Certification. The core courses of the Physical Education major provide the biological, psychological, philosophical, historical, and social/behavioral science principles in the study of physical activity, exercise, and sport. Students complete the core coursework and select one of the options to complete their studies through advanced courses. Each option is organized to reflect the current scholarship and practices in the field and allows students to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, and a philosophical understanding specific to their future role as a teaching practitioner in the field of Physical Education and/or Health Education. In addition, students have multiple early field experience in K-12 physical education or K-12 physical education and health education, prior to their capstone experience: a full semester Internship in Teaching leading to K-12 certification in Physical Education or K-12 certifications in Physical Education and Health Education.
Physical Education Professional Activity Courses
The 2000 level, 1.5 credit courses are letter graded for the majors and minors in the Department of Health and Human Performance only.
Physical Activity Skills Courses
The Physical Activity Skills courses are one credit electives designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn and engage in a wide variety of physical activities, with the goal of promoting health and lifelong participation in physical activity. These 1000 level courses are graded Pass/No Pass.