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Health and Human Performance - Physical Education for Teacher Preparation (BS)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Fall 2008 - Summer 2009 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance - Physical Education for Teacher Preparation (BS)

Major: HHP

Degree: BS

Concentration: PET

Department: HSS

Unit: College of Education and Human Development

All students completing the Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Performance must complete the Core classes, Program requirements, and at least one area of concentration and appropriate related and supporting courses.
Students interested in teacher certification at the Graduate level through the Master of Arts in Teaching degree first complete the Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Physical Education OR a selected field with evidence of substantial completion of NASPE guidelines for the teaching specialty, before entering the teacher certification program at the graduate level. Students must apply and be accepted into the Master of Arts in Teaching degree program in order to complete teacher certification. Please contact CEHD for application information.
The following courses are pre-requisites for application to the Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Physical Education (P-12): Speech Communication (“C” or better required or pass the College of Education and Human Development Speech Proficiency Exam), and English 102 (“C” or better in English 102 or score a minimum of 3.5 on the GRE Writing Assessment). In addition to these courses, other application credentials must be submitted. All applicants are required to have a 2.75 overall (or last 60 hours) grade point average and meet the minimum score requirements on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). For a complete listing of admission requirements and application deadlines, contact the College of Education and Human Development Advising Center.
A minimum of 123 hours with an overall GPA of 2.25 is required. Only one “D” will be accepted in SPAD or HSS course(s).
Successful completion of the required graduate courses will culminate in a P-12 teaching certification in Health and Physical Education and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree (MAT) from the College of Education and Human Development. Passing scores on specific PRAXIS exams are also required for certification.

Type Total
University-wide General Education requirements 34

Program Requirements

Type Semester
Hours
Total
HSS 181 Academic Orientation 1  
HSS 101-167 Physical Education Activity Courses 2  
HSS 184 Healthy Lifestyles I 3  
Total   6

Core Classes

Type Semester
Hours
Total
HSS 180 First Aid and Safety Education 3  
HSS 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology 3  
HSS 293 Social and Psychological Dimensions of
Physical Activity
3  

HSS 302 Nutrition in Healthy Living

OR HSS 303 Human Nutrition

3  
HSS 320 Growth and Motor Development Across Lifespan 3  
HSS 377 HSS Tests and Measurement 3  
HSS 387 Biomechanics 3  
HSS 394 Intro to Exercise Science 3  
HSS 418 Diverse Populations in Physical Activity and Health 3  
HSS 492 Cooperative Internship/Practicum in HSS 3  
Total  

30

Physical Education Concentration

Type Semester
Hours
Total
HSS 270 History and Foundations of HSS 3  
HSS 326 Rhythm and Dance  
HSS 410 Theory of Sport Pedagogy  
HSS 411 Theory amd Analysis of Team Sport Skills  
HSS 412 Theory and Analysis of Indiv Sport Skills   
 Total   15 

Teacher Education Core

Type Semester
Hours
Total
EDTP 501 General Methods 3  
ECPY 507 Learning Theory of Human Development 3  
Four additional hours of activities (consult advisor) 4  
Electives (consult advisor)* 25  
Minimum Degree Total   123

Physical Performance and Knowledge Area
NOTE: Students completing the teaching option are required to demonstrate skill and knowledge proficiency in the following areas: One Exercise & Health-Related Fitness, two team sports, two individual sports, and one other 100-level activity course. 

* It is recommended that students pursue a concentration in School Health Education

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