Apr 21, 2018
Dr. Combs (program coordinator), Dr. Elliott, Dr. Huelskamp.
The Physical Education and Health program is designed for students who want to enter K‑12 teaching or the health, wellness and fitness industries. Students must complete the core courses and then, choose from one of two concentrations: the K‑12 Teacher Licensure concentration or the Lifetime Fitness and Health concentration. The K‑12 Teacher Licensure concentration is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and prepares students to teach, coach and assume leadership positions in K‑12 schools. The Lifetime Fitness and Health concentration prepares students for a career in the health and fitness industry. A Master of Education (MED) degree and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) are also offered, in conjunction with the Watson College of Education.
To satisfy the computer requirement for the B.A. degree in Physical Education and Health (K-12) a student must successfully complete EDN 303 .
Oral Communication Requirement:
To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.A. degree in Physical Education and Health (K-12) a student must successfully complete PED 235 .
Applied Learning Requirement:
To satisfy the applied learning requirement for the B.A. degree in Physical Education and Health (K-12) a student must successfully complete EDN 409 or PED 348 .
Requirements for a Major in Physical Education and Health (K-12) for the B.A. Degree:
II. Concentration (27-32 hours)
Students must select one of the following concentrations:
K-12 Teacher Licensure Concentration (32 semester hours)
This concentration prepares students to become Physical Education and Health teachers in K-12 schools. Students must obtain a 2.7 cumulative GPA and be admitted to the Watson College of Education prior to enrollment in EDN 352 and EDN 409 .
Lifetime Fitness & Health Concentration (27 semester hours)
This concentration prepares students for a career in the health and fitness industry.
Total Degree Requirements: 74-79 hours
Additional Information for Teacher Licensure:
Students within the K-12 Teacher Licensure Track are required to take 18 hours in an academic concentration area. Physical Education and Health majors in the K-12 Teacher Licensure concentration are encouraged to the Community Health concentration. The 18 hours of health content for the Community Health concentration are satisfied through the completion of the following courses: HEA 205 , HEA 207 , HEA 210 , HEA 304 , PED 221 , and PED 391 which are embedded within the degree core requirements and the K-12 Teacher Licensure concentration.
In order to be eligible for an internship, students must:
- Be admitted to the Watson College of Education
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or better
- Have completed all required education courses and ideally all academic major courses
- Complete an application for internship at least one semester in advance of the intended student teaching semester and attend orientation meetings
- Earn a grade of ‘C-’ or better in all required health and physical education courses.