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College
College of Education, Health and Human Services
Department
School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies

404 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2580
E-mail: oss@kent.edu
Web: www.kent.edu/ehhs/tlcs/index.cfm

Description

The Bachelor of Science in Physical Education comprises three concentrations: Health and Physical Education, Physical Education Teacher Licensure and Human Movement Studies. Only the physical education teacher education and health and physical education concentrations lead to pre-kindergarten-through-grade-12 teaching licensure in Ohio.

A combined Health and Physical Education concentration in the physical education major is available to students who are seeking Ohio teacher licensure in both areas. The program is designed to be completed in five years and can allow students to satisfy up to 12 credit hours of program requirements with graduate courses. Graduates are eligible to sit for the pre-K-12 teacher licensing examinations.

The Physical Education Teacher Licensure program is a four year program for students who are seeking Ohio teacher licensure in physical education. Graduates are eligible to sit for the pre-K-12 teacher licensing examinations. The program includes multiple field experiences in a variety of school districts, followed by a full semester of student teaching.

The Human Movement Studies (HMS) concentration is anchored by the notion that the study of human movement is important in and of itself, as movement is a central biological and social phenomenon. The HMS concentration shares the core course requirements of the Bachelor of Science degree in physical education. Students extend their area of study outside physical education through the selection of a minor. Popular minors include Athletic Coaching, Sport Administration, Sport Medicine, Recreation Management, Park Management, Event Planning and Community Health Education. However a minor can be selected from any offered at Kent State. Consultation with a faculty advisor is recommended in the selection of the minor. The HMS concentration provides students with the opportunity to design their educational experience by developing an individualized program of study.
 

Career Opportunities

The Health and Physical Education and Physical Education licensure concentrations prepare students for a career in teaching physical education. These concentrations prepare students to take the Ohio Assessments for Educators (in Physical Education), successful completion of which with lead to the granting of a teaching license. Many states have reciprocal agreements with Ohio, and so these concentrations can lead to a teaching career nationwide. Kent State University Physical Education graduates are generally successful in the job market, both in and out of the state of Ohio. Graduates from the Human Movement Studies concentration will seek employment in many different areas, their choice often related to the selected minor. Career options include, but are not limited to, coaching, youth sport and leadership, recreation facilities, and the leisure industry.

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services as freshmen must have been fully admitted to the university. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to a major and/or admission to professional coursework for a selective admission program. To be admitted directly into a teacher education program and Community Health, it is required that new freshmen have a 2.75 high school GPA and 16 units of college preparatory curriculum or a 21 ACT or 980 SAT score. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements of their intended major may enroll as pre-majors for selected programs or EHHS General until which time they have the required 2.75 GPA.

Students seeking admission to this program must meet all professional requirements for admission to advanced study. A maximum of 100 students will be admitted to this program each academic year. A minimum ACT composite score of 21 (980 SAT combined critical reading and math score) OR a 2.75 cumulative high school grade point average and all 16 of the recommended college preparatory units is required. Students seeking admission to this program must meet all professional requirements for admission to advanced study and have a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA in all previous undergraduate coursework. Because of the instituted enrollment management plan, meeting the above requirements does not automatically provide students admittance to the early childhood education major. Faculty will select the most qualified applicants based upon the number of available student spaces, students’ standardized test scores, essay, interview and cumulative GPA. Students should contact the Vacca Office of Student Services, 304 White Hall, during the first year of study to inquire into the procedures associated with admission to advanced study and selective admission to the early childhood education program. Students transferring from another university should meet with an academic advisor in 304 White Hall at least one semester prior to transferring.
 

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 121 credit hours required in the Human Movement Studies concentration and the Physical Education Licensure concentration. Minimum 159 credit hours required in the Health and Physical Education concentration. All concentrations require a minimum of 39 upper-division credit hours.

Grade point average requirements vary by concentration. Minimum 2.750 GPA in major and minimum 2.750 cumulative GPA for the Health and Physical Education concentration and the Physical Education Licensure. Minimum 2.250 GPA in major and minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA for the Human Movement Studies concentration.

Students in the Physical Education Licensure and the Health and Physical Education concentrations need to provide evidence of certification in First Aid, CPR and a minimum equivalence to level 5 competency in Red Cross swimming.

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.

Study Abroad/Away Opportunities

There are many study abroad/away opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.

Program Fee

$50/semester

Accreditation

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
 

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

I. DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE  (1 credit)
Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (9 credits)  Courses count in major GPA*
Type Course Title Credits
  ATTR

EXSC
25057

25057
Human Anatomy and Physiology I + (3)
or
Human Anatomy and Physiology I + (3)
3
  PEP 15010 Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness and Sport 3
    25033 Lifespan Motor Development 3
III. ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (24 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
KSS
DD
PSYC 11762 General Psychology 3
  Kent Core Composition** 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Social Sciences 3
IV. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (87-125 credits) 
  Health and Physical Education  (125)
  Physical Education Licensure (87)
  Human Movement Studies (87)
TOTAL 
121-159

*Minimum C (2.000) grade is required in all major coursework for the Health and Physical Education and the Physical Education Licensure concentrations.
** Students in the Health and Physical Education concentration and the Physical Education Licensure concentration must earn a minimum C (2.000) grade in both courses.
+Students who have successfully completed BSCI 11010 Anatomy and Physiology in Allied Health I may use that course in place of ATTR/EXSC 25057 Human Anatomy and Physiology I.

 

Health and Physical Education Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (116 credits) Courses count in major GPA*
Type Course Title Credits
  CI 47330 Reading and Writing in Adolescence/Adulthood 3
  CULT 29535 Education in a Democratic Society 3
ELR EDUC 49526 Student Teaching in Health/Physical Education 12
  EPSY 29525 Educational Psychology 3
  HED 11570 Personal Health 3
    20000 Health Education for Early Childhood 3
    21030 Introduction to Health Education 3
    21050 Health Education Theories 3
    32530 Drug Use and Misuse 3
WIC   32542 Methods and Applications of Health Education 5
    32544 Human Sexuality 3
    34050 Program Planning and Evaluation in Health Education 3
    42041 Health Counseling 3
    44543 Administration of School Health Programs 3
    44544 Sexuality Education Programs 3
    44550 Drug Abuse and Violence Education Programs 3
    49525 Inquiry Seminar into Professional Practice 3
  ITEC 19525 Educational Technology 3
KBS NUTR 23511 Science of Human Nutrition 3
  PEP 15011 Development and Analysis of Invasion Games 3
    15015 Development and Analysis of Net Games 3
    15016 Development and Analysis of Target and Field Games 3
    15020 Fundamental Movement, Gymnastics and Dance 3
    25025 Teaching in Physical Education 3
    25026 Overview of Outdoor Pursuits and Adventure Education 3
    35084 Motor Skill Analysis 3
    45037 Adapted Physical Education 3
    45051 Elementary School Physical Education Methods 3
    45053 Elementary School Physical Education Content 3
    45058 Secondary School Physical Education Methods 3
    45059 Secondary School Physical Education Content 3
    49525 Inquiry into Professional Practice in Physical Education 3
WIC SPAD 35065 History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity** 3
DD SPED 23000 Introduction to Exceptionalities 3
  Choose three courses from the following: 3
  PEB 10020 Develop and Conditioning (1)  
    10036 Fitness Walking (1)  
    10095 Special Topics: Physical Education Activities (1)  
    10306 Jogging (1)  
    10403 Beginning Ballroom (1)  
    10413 Latin Dance (1)  
    11604 Beginning Karate (1)  
    11634 Self Defense (1)  
    11664 Pilates (1)  
    12324 Weight Training (1)  
    12325 Women's Weight Training (1)  
    12424 Exercise/Weight Control (1)  
    13003 Dance Exercise (1)  
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (9 credits)  
Type Course Title Credits
  COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication 3
  Kent Core Additional 3
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 3-4
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 
125

*Minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned in all major coursework.
**A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned in SPAD 35065 to fulfill writing-intensive requirement.

Special Concentration Notes:

  • The Physical Education—Health and Physical Education program (pre-K-to-grade-12 licensure) is designed to be completed in five years and allows students to satisfy a maximum 12 credit hours of program requirements with graduate courses.
  • Students in Health and Physical Education need to provide evidence of certification in First Aid, CPR and a minimum equivalence to level 5 competency in Red Cross swimming.

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.

 

Physical Education Licensure Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (72 credits)Courses count in major GPA*
Type Course Title Credits
  CI 47330 Reading and Writing in Adolescence/Adulthood 3
  CULT 29535 Education in Democratic Society 3
  EPSY 29525 Educational Psychology 3
  ITEC 19525 Educational Technology 3
  PEP 15011 Development and Analysis of Invasion Games 3
    15015 Development and Analysis of Net Games 3
    15016 Development and Analysis of Target and Field Games 3
    15020 Fundamental Movement, Gymnastics and Dance 3
    25025 Teaching in Physical Education 3
    25026 Overview of Outdoor Pursuits and Adventure Education 3
    35084 Motor Skill Analysis 3
    45037 Adapted Physical Education 3
    45051 Elementary School Physical Education Methods 3
    45053 Elementary School Physical Education Content 3
    45058 Secondary School Physical Education Methods 3
    45059 Secondary School Physical Education Content 3
    49525 Inquiry into Professional Practice in Physical Education 3
ELR   49526 Student Teaching in Physical Education 12
WIC SPAD 35065 History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity** 3
DD SPED 23000 Introduction to Exceptionalities 3
  Choose three courses from the following: 3
  PEB 10020 Develop and Conditioning (1)  
    10036 Fitness Walking (1)  
    10095 Special Topics: Physical Education Activities (1)  
    10306 Jogging (1)  
    10403 Beginning Ballroom (1)  
    10413 Latin Dance (1)  
    11604 Beginning Karate (1)  
    11634 Self Defense (1)  
    11664 Pilates (1)  
    12324 Weight Training (1)  
    12325 Women's Weight Training (1)  
    12424 Exercise/Weight Control (1)  
    13003 Dance Exercise (1)  
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (15 credits)  
Type Course Credits
  Kent Core Additional 6
  Kent Core Basic Science (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  General Electives 3
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 87

*Minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned in all major coursework.
**A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned in SPAD 35065 to fulfill writing-intensive requirement.

Licensure Requirement (not required for graduation):
Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. See Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type. Taking and passing the licensure tests prior to graduation is encouraged but not required.

 

Human Movement Studies Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2013-2014 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (31 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  EXSC 35068 Statistics for the Exercise Scientist 3
WIC PEP 35010 Psychological Dimension of Motor Behavior* 3
    35084 Motor Skill Analysis 3
    45015 Psychology of Coaching 3
    45037 Adapted Physical Education 3
ELR   45092

45096
Internship in Physical Education (3)
or
Individual Investigation in Physical Education (3)
3
DD SPAD 25000 Sport in Society 3
WIC   35065 History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Activity* 3
    Physical Education Basic or Professional Movement electives 7
III. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (56 credits)  
Type Course Credits
  Kent Core Basic Science (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Additional 6
  Approved Minor and General Electives (must include 21 upper-divisions hours; number of credits required depends on meeting minimum 121 credit hours) 44
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 87

*A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned in either PEP 35010 or SPAD 35065 to fulfill writing-intensive requirement.