Physical Education Major
The Department of Health Promotion and Human Performance offers an undergraduate degree in Physical Education. The Physical Education Track I Major is designed to prepare students to work in a physical activity venue. A minor must also be selected. The Physical Education Track II Major is designed to prepare students to teach physical education in the public school system. A teaching minor is to be selected in addition to the teaching major to prepare students to enter the Teacher Education program and to become licensed to teach in the public school system.
Track I (non-teaching) - Physical Education Major K-12. Students selecting Track I must meet all requirements except those necessary for Licensure.
Track II (teaching) - Physical Education Major K-12/Licensure. Students selecting Track II must meet all requirements of Track I, plus those required for Licensure.
- Program Prerequisite: Students selecting Track II, Physical Education Major K-12/Licensure, must meet the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Teacher Education Department in this catalog).
- Minor: Track I requires a minor. Track II requires a teaching minor.
- Grade Requirements: Students selecting Track I, Physical Education Major K-12 – a GPA of 2.85 or better is required in all physical education courses used toward the major. No more than one “D” grade is acceptable. Students selecting Track II, Physical Education Major K-12/Licensure – a GPA of 2.85 or better is required in all physical education courses used toward the major.
- Credit Hour Requirements: A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for graduation. A minimum of 40 upper division credit hours is required (courses number 3000 and above).
Track I - Total credit hours received in the Major (39-43), the Minor (20-24) and General Education (38) = 97-105. The 15-23 additional credits needed can be obtained through the selection of one of the following: 1) selection of a second minor; 2) selection of suggested support courses within the program; or 3) selection of elective courses.
Track II - Total minimum credit hours received in the Major (39), the Minor (18), General Education (38), Teacher Education (24), and Teacher Education support courses (9) = 128.
All Physical Education students are encouraged to meet with a faculty mentor or the department advisement coordinator each semester for course and program advisement. Call 801-626-7425 or send a message to email@example.com for more information or to schedule an appointment. Teaching majors are encouraged to also consult with advisors in the Jerry and Vickie Moyes College of Education (call 801-626-6269). (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)
Students applying for Track I or Track II should apply with the HPHP department and formally declare a program of study with a faculty mentor (see Enrollment Services and Information ). Call 801-626-7425 for more information. Students applying for Track II must also meet the Teacher Education admission and licensure requirements (see Teacher Education Department in this catalog).
Refer to Degree and General Education Requirements for Bachelor of Science requirements.
Both Tracks I and II are K-12 majors. Track II Physical Education Major K-12/Licensure qualifies graduates to teach physical education at both the elementary and secondary levels.
Major Course Requirements for BS Degree
Professional Knowledge (23 credit hours)
Field Experience (2 credit hours)
Skill Development and Methods of Teaching (12-15 credit hours)
Students must select PEP 3290 plus one course each from the areas of team sports and individual sports plus two additional courses from any of the following three areas (total of five courses).
Area 2 Individual Sports:
Required Support Course (2-3 credit hours)
Suggested Support Courses for Track I: Additional Skill Development and Methods Courses, PEP 2500 , PEP 3550 , PEP 4860C , HLTH 2300 . An additional 7 credit hours of PEP elective courses are required for Track I.