Health and Physical Education for Teacher Certification

The Bachelor of Arts degree in health and physical education for teacher certification will prepare students to teach health and/or physical education in the public schools of Pennsylvania. The program benefits individuals interested in studying contemporary trends in teacher education; developing a knowledge base in health and physical education; and forming skills as educators with updated teaching methods. In this program, students will be provided with a strong content base about exercise and health and the opportunity to observe, teach and obtain real classroom experience. Upon graduation and certification, students in this field may obtain jobs in public and private school settings.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses:

EDU 204Child Development, Cognition & Learning

3

EDU 206Educational Psychology

3

EDU 215Education - Students W/Special Needs

3

EDU 312Teaching English Learners

3

EDU 333Secondary Methods in Literacy

3

EDU 341Educational Assessment

3

EDU 348Pre-Practicum

3

EDU 430Special Needs Seminar

3

EDU 437Health/PE Student Teaching Practicum

12

PSY 110Introduction to Psychology

3

SOC 120Introduction to Sociology

3

ESS 215Care & Prevention - Athletic Injuries

4

ESS 210Func Anatomy & Phys Fnd of Training

3

ESS 220Exercise Testing/Prescription

4

ESS 230Adaptive Physical Education

3

ESS 281Health and Wellness

2

ESS 320Admin Aspects of Exercise Sport Science

3

ESS 330Psychosocial Aspects of Sports

3

ESS 331Teaching Strategies for Health & PE

3

MAT 115Introductory Statistics

3

OR

PSY 115Understanding Statistics

3

EDU 437 : 12 Semester hours

Physical Activity (15 semester hours required)

Swimming:(Select one)

(Two semester hours)
PE 101Swimming I for Non-Swimmers

2

OR

PE 102Swimming II

2

OR

PE 106Lifeguard Training

2

OR

PE 107Water Safety Instructor

2

Fitness (Select one)

(Two semester hours)
PE 120Aerobic Exercise

2

OR

PE 130PE 130 Couch to 5K

OR

PE 130PE 130 Yoga

OR

PE 140Personal Fitness

2

PE 143Pilates

2

Strength:

(Two semester hours)
PE 128Strength & Weight Training

2

Dance:

(Three semester hours)
DNC 151Dance Technique I

3

OR

DNC 152Dance Technique II

3

OR

DNC 231Dance Technique III

3

OR

DNC 232Dance Technique IV

3

OR

DNC 234Performance Projects

3

Sport:

(Two semester hours)
ATH 241Coaching and Officiating

2

OR

PE 130PE 130 Team Sports

Leisure:

(Two semester hours)
(Lifetime sport two semester hours)
PE 143Pilates

2

PE 170Topics in Physical Education

2

OR (one semester hour- select two)
PE 131Archery

1

PE 132Bowling

1

PE 133Badminton

1

PE 134Tennis

1

PE 137Self-Defense

1

PE 139Golf

1

Choice:

(Two semester hours)
Any untaken PE courses

Official Acceptance to Education:

EDU 204Child Development, Cognition & Learning

3

EDU 206Educational Psychology

3

2 English/literature courses

2 Math courses (Foundations and Statistics)

GPA requirement of 3.0 or above

Passing of PAPA exams

*Grades of B or above are required in all education courses.

*Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA for certification.

The students majoring in health and physical education will be required to follow all of the education guidelines set forth by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in order to obtain certification. This information is also noted in the course catalog under the Pre-K-4 and secondary certifications.