BS in Physical Education
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 Coaching
The concentration in Coaching is offered as an alternative for students who are not seeking teacher certification in Health and Physical Education. In this concentration students will focus on principles and techniques of coaching, as well as social and psychological factors related to sports. This concentration prepares students to work as coaches in a variety of settings including schools and colleges, community sports programs, and professional sports.
Concentration in Community-Based Fitness and Wellness
The concentration in Community-Based Fitness and Wellness is offered as an alternative for students who are not seeking teacher certification in Health and Physical Education. In this concentration students will focus on topics such as fitness assessment and exercise in special populations. This concentration prepares students to work in community-based programs as instructors, program designers, or managers.
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, Coaching, or Community-Based Fitness and Wellness).
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 either the concentration in Coaching or Community-Based Fitness and Wellness.
Exercise Science and Physical Education Brochure
Good health begins with physical well-being. The Department of Exercise Science and Physical Education is committed to preparing its graduates to assist individuals to achieve their health and fitness goals.
The course requirements listed below apply to those students admitted on or after Fall 2012. Anyone admitted prior to this term should refer to their Analysis of Academic Progress on WESS or see your academic advisor for your official program of study.
|Required Theory Courses (30 S.H.)|
|HLTH 215||Drug Education in the Schools||3|
|HLTH 222||Mental Health in the School||3|
|HLTH 295||Sexuality Education in the Schools||3|
|HLTH 307||The Study of Human Diseases||3|
|HPEM 199||Freshman Seminar in Health and Physical Education||1|
|HPEM 352||Development and Philosophy of Health and Physical Education||3|
|HPEM 355||Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education||3|
|HPEM 356||Management of Health, Physical Education, Athletics and Fitness Programs||3|
|PEMJ 320||Physiology of Exercise||3|
|PEMJ 324||Basic Motor Learning||3|
|PEMJ 351||Adapted Physical Education||3|
|Required Activity Courses (6 S.H.)|
|Introduction to Fielding and Target Games||3|
|PEMJ 153||Introduction to Invasion and Net Games||3|
|Required Skill Activities (7 S.H.)|
|PEMJ 131||Fitness Activities||2|
|PEMJ 145||Dance in the Schools||2|
|PEMJ 235||Movement Experiences in the Elementary School||2|
|PEMJ 248||Teaching Educational Gymnastics||1|
|Pre-Professional Sequence (3 S.H.)|
|CURR-READ-EDFD 210 Public Purposes of Education||3|
|EDFD 220||Philosophical Orientation to Education (General Education – Humanities Req.)||0|
|EDFD 221||History of American Education (General Education – Social Sciences Req.)||0|
|EDFD 200||Psychological Foundations of Education (General Education – Social Sciences Req.)||0|
|A. Coaching (16 S.H)|
|PEMJ 226||Coaching Principals and Problems||3|
|PEMJ 227||Social Problems in Sports||3|
|PEMJ 353||Psychology of Sport||3|
|PEMJ 447||Advanced Coaching Techniques||3|
|PEMJ 381||Cooperative Experience in Coaching||4|
|B. Community-Based Fitness/Wellness (16 S.H.)|
|EXSC 231||Fitness Assessment / Exercise Prescription||3|
|PEMJ 492||Selective Topics in Physical Education||3|
|EXSC 420||Theories of Strength Conditioning||3|
|EXSC 430||Exercises in Special Populations||3|
|PEMJ 381||Cooperative Experience in Community Based Fitness/Wellness||4|
|C. Physical Activity in Educational Settings (16 S.H.)|
|PROGRAM TOTAL: 68 credits|