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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree

Students who complete their degree in Physical Education are prepared to teach physical education at various levels (preK-12)

Are you ready to…?

  • Get involved in a variety of sport and fitness activities
  • Learn the body’s mechanisms and how they relate to sports fitness
  • Interact with children of all ages
  • Develop lesson plans and a curriculum
  • Complete students teaching at various school settings throughout the community

It helps to be…

Enthusiastic about fitness and ready to tackle challenging science classes. Good at motivating people. You will need to be flexible in order to work with a variety of students, ranging from the all American athlete to the all American couch potato.

This program is offered:

  • On Campus

(Does not include Liberal Arts requirements)

Fall Freshmen (17 hours)
SPES 148 – First Aid/CPR-1
SPES 150 – Foundations of SPES-3

Spring Freshmen (17 hours)
SOES 260 – Rhythmic Act. & Dance-1

Fall Sophomore (16 hours)
BIOL 221- Anatomy&Physiology-3
SPES 200 – PE Activities-2
SPES 120 – Personal & Comm. Health-3

Spring Sophomore (18 hours)
BIOL 222 – Anatomy & Physiology II-3
*SPES 335 – Theory of Teaching Team Sports-3
EDUC 208 – Foundations & History of American Education-3

Fall Junior (17 hours)
SPES 256 – Care & Prevention Athletic Injuries-3
SPES 341 – Intro to Motor Behavior-3
*SPES 332 – Individual and Dual Sports-3
SPES 320 – Theory of Teaching & Coaching Team Sports-1 (On Demand)

Spring Junior (17 hours)
SPES 315 – Adaptive P.E.-3
EDUC 224 – Developmental Psychology-3
EDUC 250 – Education of the Exceptional Individual-3
EDUC 210 – Instructional Technology-2

Fall Senior (17 hours)
SPES 443 – Kinesiology-3
EDUC 400 – Secondary Methos-3
EDUC 380 – Classroom Management-3

Spring Senior (19 hours)
SPES 380 – Exercise Physiology-3
SPES 420 – Methods of PE/Health-3
SPES 376 – Measurement/Assessment-3
SPES 470 – Senior Seminar-1
EDUC 315 – Educational Psychology-3
SPES 345 – Organization & Administration of P.E.-3
EDUC 385 Reading in Content Area-3

Fifth Year (12 hours)
EDUC 438 – Clinical Practice Seminar-2
EDUC 470 – Clinical Practice-10

* Alternate Year Courses