Degree or Program Details


Secondary Education Physical Education Major

Completion of this major’s required health and fitness courses and the professional education sequence leads to certification as a school teacher in physical education (grades K-12). Students learn about human movement, such as the physiology of muscular activity, the neural and kinesiological basis of movement, measurement and evaluation of motor performance and methodology of teaching motor skills; how to develop personal skills in a variety of activities in addition to teaching skills; and acquire sensitivity to, and understanding of, human relations in the learning environment by participating in a variety of laboratory and field experiences.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 133

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Additional Health Promotion Electives 2
Choose from the following: 
     HP 216A Skating-Figure (1 cr.) or
HP 222 Hiking (1 cr.)

Required Courses in Major 33
Theory Courses 27
Physical Education Electives (300 level or above) 2
Activity Courses 5
Practicum 1

Teaching Minor, minimum 24

Professional Education 32