Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
Physical Education Teacher Licensure
The teacher certification concentration prepares students for careers as licensed physical education teachers for children and youth (kindergarten through grade 12). This professional program requires a 2.75 cumulative GPA. Teacher candidates learn to teach within a series of in-depth field experiences. The teacher education curriculum is accredited by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Health and Physical Education
Students can pursue multi-age licensure to teach both Health and Physical Education (HPE). These students must maintain a major and cumulative GPA of 2.75. This is a five-year undergraduate program requiring completion of 154 credit hours. The HPE program is becoming our most popular curricular option.
Human Movement Studies
This concentration affords students the opportunity to individualize an area of study through a liberal approach to education. A minor is required (e.g., athletic coaching, biology, psychology, sports management, sports medicine, or others.) Students select courses related to physical education or sport studies to support their areas of interest or for preparation for a related profession such as athletic coaching, or physical activity leaders in non school programs.
The Human Movement Studies (HMS) concentration is anchored by the notion that the study of human movement is important in and of itself, as movement is a central biological and social phenomenon. Students interested in HMS should see an advisor early in their program to determine an individualized program of study to align with their career goals.