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. It provides students with a core of physical education and health courses and required general education courses for students interested in applying to Teaching Certification in Physical Education and Health.

Students who complete this program/concentration will have a broad background in the theories and applications of physical education. Students will be well-positioned to apply for graduate studies in a related field or a variety of fitness-oriented / service-oriented jobs working in educational and community settings.

Students entering the B.S. in Physical Education major are automatically enrolled in the Physical Activity in Educational Settings concentration. From here, students can switch to the Teacher Certification in Health and Physical Education program.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements27
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3
Major Requirements54
Pre-Professional Sequence6
Free Electives30
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Required Theory Courses
HLTH 208Study of Human Diseases3
HLTH 215Drug Education in the Schools3
HLTH 222Mental Health in the Schools3
HLTH 295Sexuality Education in the Schools3
HPEM 199Freshman Seminar in Health and Physical Education1
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
Required Skills Courses
PEMJ 131Fitness Activities3
PEMJ 152Introduction to Fielding and Target Games3
PEMJ 153Introduction to Invasion and Net Games3
PEMJ 235Movement Experiences in Physical Education3
PEMJ 335Teaching of Elementary Physical Education3
Collateral Courses
BIOL 110The Biology of Human Life4
Total Credits54

Pre-Professional Sequence

EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
SASE 210Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling3
Total Credits6

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Freshman Seminar in Health and Physical Education (Fulfilled in the major.)
C. Communication
1. Writing
WRIT 105College Writing I3
2. Literature
WRIT 106College Writing II3
3. Communication
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Complete a 3 credit Computer Science course.3
H. Mathematics
STAT 103The Development of Statistics3
or MATH 104 Fractals and Infinity
or MATH 106 Creative Thinking through Mathematics
or STAT 109 Statistics
or STAT 110 Statistics for the Biological Sciences
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Anatomy and Physiology I (Fulfilled in the major.)
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives
Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.
Psychological Foundations of Education
Educational Psychology
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Fulfilled in the major or in the Teacher Education sequence.
Sexuality Education in the Schools
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Total Credits27

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Based on placement exam complete one World Language course.3
Total Credits3

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This recommended four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar 1
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences 3
World Language 1 3
BIOL 244 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
PEMJ 131 Fitness Activities 3
 Credits17
Spring
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature 3
MATH 104
Fractals and Infinity
or Creative Thinking through Mathematics
or The Development of Statistics
or Statistics
3
EDFD 200 Psychological Foundations of Education 3
HLTH 295 Sexuality Education in the Schools 3
PEMJ 152 Introduction to Fielding and Target Games 3
 Credits15
Second Year
Fall
CMST 101 Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K1) Social Science – American and European History 3
PEMJ 153 Introduction to Invasion and Net Games 3
PEMJ 235 Movement Experiences in Physical Education 3
 Credits15
Spring
CSIT 100 Introduction to Computer Concepts 3
HLTH 222 Mental Health in the Schools 3
HPEM 352 Development and Philosophy of Health and Physical Education 3
PEMJ 320 Physiology of Exercise 4
SASE 210 Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Fall
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives (choose a course that also fulfills the World Cultures requirement) 3
HPEM 356 Management of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Fitness Programs 3
PEMJ 321 Kinesiology 3
PEMJ 335 Teaching of Elementary Physical Education 3
PEMJ 351 Adapted Physical Education 3
 Credits15
Spring
HLTH 208 Study of Human Diseases 3
HLTH 215 Drug Education in the Schools 3
HPEM 355 Assessment and Technology in Health and Physical Education 3
PEMJ 324 Basic Motor Learning 3
 Credits12
Fourth Year
Fall
Free Elective or Suggested Course 3
Free Elective or Suggested Course 3
Free Elective or Suggested Course 3
Free Elective or Suggested Course 3
Free Elective or Suggested Course 3
 Credits15
Spring
Free Elective or Suggested Course 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
Free Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits120
Suggested Courses:
HPEM 150Principles and Practice of Emergency Care3
PEGN 230Personalized Fitness3
PEMJ 226Coaching Principles and Problems3
PEMJ 227Social Problems in Sports3
PEMJ 353Psychology of Sport3