Physical Education Major, Physical Activity in Educational Settings Concentration (B.S.)

Students who complete any of the concentrations in this major will have a broad background in the theories and applications of physical education. Students will be well-positioned to apply for graduate studies in related field or get a variety of fitness-oriented jobs working in educational and community settings. Because the General Education, Department Core and Activity Requirements are the same in all concentrations, students can easily move from one concentration to another.

Concentration in Physical Activity in Educational Settings

The concentration in Physical Activity in Educational Settings is offered as another alternative for students who are not seeking teacher certification in Health and Physical Education. This concentration contains all elements of the Teacher Certification program, without the teacher education sequence. The concentration in Physical Activity in Educational Settings provides students with a core of physical education and health courses and required general education courses prior to entering one of the other concentrations (the Teaching Certification in Physical Education and Health, or Coaching).

Students entering the B.S. in Physical Education major, who are not in one of the other concentrations, are automatically enrolled in the Physical Activity in Educational Settings concentration. From here, students can switch to the Teacher Certification in Physical Education and Health program or to the concentration in Coaching.

Program Requirements

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill General Education categories.

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

I. General Education
A. New Student Seminar
Fulfilled by HPEM 199 in the major.0
C. Communication
1. Writing3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science3
H. Mathematics
MATH 103The Development of Mathematics3
or MATH 104 Fractals and Infinity
or MATH 106 Contemporary Applied Math for Everyone
or MATH 109 Statistics
or MATH 110 Statistics for the Biological Sciences
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Fulfilled by BIOL 244 in the major.3
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Fulfilled by HLTH 295 in the major.0
II. World Languages
A. World Languages3
III. Major Requirements
A. Required Theory Courses
HPEM 199Freshman Seminar in Health and Physical Education1
HLTH 208Study of Human Diseases3
HLTH 215Drug Education in the Schools3
HLTH 222Mental Health in the Schools3
HLTH 295Sexuality Education in the Schools3
HPEM 352Development and Philosophy of Health and Physical Education3
HPEM 355Assessment and Technology in Health and Physical Education3
HPEM 356Management of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Fitness Programs3
PEMJ 320Physiology of Exercise4
PEMJ 321Kinesiology3
PEMJ 324Basic Motor Learning3
PEMJ 351Adapted Physical Education3
B. Required Skills Courses
PEMJ 131Fitness Activities3
PEMJ 152Introduction to Fielding and Target Games3
PEMJ 153Introduction to Invasion and Net Games3
PEMJ 335Teaching of Elementary Physical Education3
C. Collateral Courses
BIOL 110The Biology of Human Life4
IV. Pre-Professional Sequence
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
SASE 210Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling3
V. Free Electives
Complete additional coursework to reach 120 credits.30
Total Credits120