Teach children the power of activity!
Teaching children physical education fulfills a unique role in their overall development.
Learn activities and games that provide kids with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for a healthy lifestyle. You'll learn from professors such as Kathy Haas, who says, "Our vision is to communicate the importance of balancing a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise, physical activity, or just play - a challenge in today's society!"
In addition to the Teacher EducationCandidate Proficiencies, physical education candidates demonstrate their ability to develop and plan physical education curriculum (K-12) that includes developmentally appropriate instructional strategies targeting state and national standards.
"I know this is where I belong."
- Hannah McCormish
Elementary Education, 2012
A major in Physical Education consists of the following:
- PE 215 - Anatomical Structure and Function
- PE 265 - Introduction to Fitness, Physical Education, and Sport
- PE 282 - Individual Sport Instruction
- PE 283 - Team Sport Instruction
- PE 284 - Dual Sport Instruction
- PE 320 - Physical Education for Children
- PE 332 - Motor Behavior
- PE 345 - Sociology of Sport
- PE 383 - Curriculum and Instruction in Physical Education
- PE 424 - Adapted Physical Education
- EXSC 313 - Kinesiology
- EXSC 413 - Physiology of Activity
- HED 220 - Core Concepts of Health
- BIOL 273 - Introduction to Human Biology
Professional education courses totaling 35 hours are also required for licensure:
- EDUC 112 - Foundations of Education
- EDUC 232 - Psychology of Human Learning
- EDUC 262 - Instructional Technology
- EDUC 312 - Principles of Secondary School Instruction
- EDUC 357 - Content Reading Strategies
- EDUC 405 - Applied Instructional Technology
- EDUC 415 - Assessment in Education
- EDUC 460 - Student Teaching Seminar
- EDUC 472 - Teaching Physical Education in the Secondary School
- EDUC 495 - Multi-Age (PreK-12) Student Teaching
- SPED 243 - Inclusion and the Schools
- Valid Red Cross First Aid & Safety Certification is also required.
Acquiring licensure in both Physical Education and Health Education:
Acquiring licensure in both Physical Education and Health Education is an option that may enhance employability, particularly in the state of Ohio. With the following additional courses, a student will receive health education licensure valid for teaching health education in PreK-12. Careful planning with the academic advisor is encouraged. Two additional semesters will be required in order to complete both licensure programs.
- HED 200 - Philosophy and Foundations of Health Education
- HED 300 - Community and Consumer Health
- HED 330 - Organization of School Health: PreK-12
- HED 342 - Introduction to Illness and Diseases
- HED 361 - Drug Education
- HED 425 - Health and Sexuality Education
- HED 431 - Program Planning and Evaluation
- HED 442 - Biostatistics and Epidemiology
- EDUC 245 - Teaching the Young Child
- EDUC 436 - Methods and Materials in Health Education