BS in Education - Physical Education P-12 Major

Additional Graduation Requirements

General Education Component

Area I (Written Composition)6
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts)12
Two literature courses in sequence (EN 211/ EN 212, EN 221/EN 222, EN 231/EN 232, EN 233/EN 234)
One Fine Arts Elective
Fundamentals of Speech
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)11
Introductory Biology
and Introductory Biology
Principles of Biology
and Principles of Biology
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences)12
Human Growth and Development 1
Area V8
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Total Hours49

Professional Education Secondary (Grades P-12)

Note:  ASBI/FBI background clearance is a prerequisite for all Professional Education Courses.
ED 292Preprofessional Seminar and Laboratory Expereince1
MU 372Introduction to Music Technology 13
ED 375Content Literacy3
EEX 340Introduction to Students with Exceptional Learning Needs3
HPE 304Methods of Teaching Physical Education, Grades P-63
ED 333WLearning Theories and Student Development3
ED 382Curriculum and Teaching I3
ED 401Evaluation of Teaching and Learning3
ED 477Curriculum and Teaching II4
ED 484Multilevel Student Internship12
Total Hours38

ALSDE/NCATE Approved Teaching Field: Physical Education

HPE 000Senior Portfolio0
HPE 102Weight Training and Conditioning1
HPE 105Walking/Jogging/Running1
HPE 130Beginning Swimming (or)1
Intermediate Swimming
HPE 140Aerobic Dance1
HPE 175Essentials of Healthy Living3
HPE 213Foundations of Health3
HPE 216Introduction to Individual and Dual Sports3
HPE 221Introduction to Health and Physical Education3
HPE 226Introduction to Team Sports3
HPE 233First Aid3
HPE 275Officiating Sports3
HPE 300Methods of Teaching Physical Education , Grades 6-123
HPE 352Kinesiology3
HPE 353WPhysiology of Exercise3
HPE 378Athletic Training and Conditioning3
HPE 401Adapted Physical Education3
HPE 443Management of Health, Physical Education, and Athletics3
HPE 450Motor Learning3
SRM 441Outdoor Education3
Total Hours49


  • Candidates may take the following professional education courses prior to admission to educator preparation: Preprofessional Seminar and Laboratory Expereince (ED 292), Content Literacy (ED 375), Instructional Technology for the High School (ED 381), Introduction to Students with Exceptional Learning Needs (EEX 340), and a content methods course.
  • Courses that are taken to fulfill general education requirements which are also included in a teaching field may count in both areas.
  • Candidates who plan to seek certification in another state should contact the State Department of Education in that state to find out whether or not a comparable certificate exists in that state.
  • All requirements must be completed with a minimum of 120 credit hours.