Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
Physical Education Teacher Licensure
The teacher certification concentration prepares students for careers as licensed physical education teachers for children and youth (kindergarten through grade 12). This professional program requires a 2.75 cumulative GPA. Teacher candidates learn to teach within a series of in-depth field experiences. The teacher education curriculum is accredited by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Health and Physical Education
Students can pursue multi-age licensure to teach both Health and Physical Education (HPE). These students must maintain a major and cumulative GPA of 2.75. This is a five-year undergraduate program requiring completion of 154 credit hours. The HPE program is becoming our most popular curricular option.
Physical Activity and Sport Performance
This concentration affords students the opportunity to individualize an area of study through a liberal approach to education. A minor is required (e.g., athletic coaching, biology, psychology, sports management, sports medicine, or others.) Students followed a required program but then select a minor and elective courses related to physical activity and/or sport performance to support their areas of interest or for preparation for a related profession such as athletic coaching, or physical activity leaders in non-school programs. The Physical Activity and Sport Performance (PASP) concentration is anchored by the notion that physical activity is critical for human well-bring and that sport performance is multi-faceted encompassing physiological, psychological and sociological dimensions. Students interested in PASP should see an advisor early in their program to determine an individualized program of study to align with their career goals.
Athletic Coaching Minor
The minor in Athletic Coaching provides students with a range of courses designed to equip them with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to coach effectively at a range of levels. This program is based on the Athletic Coaching Standards of the Society for Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America).
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