Program Coordinators: Dr. Jimmy Craft and Dr. Norm Bishop
The major in Physical Education prepares students to teach physical education in grades P-12, to coach, and to become involved in a variety of physical education activities in the community. In addition to the curriculum requirements listed below, students in this program must meet the criteria for admission to the Teacher Education Program and be admitted to the program by the first semester of their junior year. Upon completion of this program, students must meet other specified Education Professional Standards Board requirements in order to secure certification.
Students in education must earn a 2.75 overall GPA in all course work in order to graduate. The 2.75 must also be maintained (no grade lower than “C”) in the following areas: 1) education professional courses, 2) physical education courses, and 3) collateral requirements.
Physical Education Grades P-12 Major Requirements
Students should become familiar with the requirements for their individual programs and work with their advisors to ensure that all degree requirements will be met. A guide sheet is extremely helpful in academic planning. Students wishing to major in Physical Education Grades P-12 can access a downloadable version (pdf) of the guide sheet at the top of this page, or he or she may obtain one from his or her Faculty Advisor or from the Registrar. The student has the ultimate responsibility for seeing that all academic requirements are being met.
General Education Requirements / 53 hours
Institutional – 18 hours: CIS 110, COMM 126, ENG 101, ENG 102, LE 101, PE 103
Humanities: 12 hours
Social Sciences: 12 hours
Natural Sciences and Mathematics: 11 hours
Physical Education Requirements / 39 hours
PE 201, 273, 274, 301, 311, 321, 351, 371, 375, 402, 405, 406, 421
Professional Education Requirements / 39 hours
EDUC 200, 220, 305, 309, 311, 312, 313, 316, 320, 353, 370, 409, 413
Professional Education Collateral Requirements / 19 hours
BIOL 211, HLTH 210 and 220, PSY 101, SOC 101, EDUC 211
Recommended Electives: PHYS 211 and CHEM 115
General Electives / sufficient to total 128 hours for graduation
Students are encouraged to consider courses that can lead to a second major or a minor.
Suggested Course Sequence
Freshman Year First Semester:
MATH 110, 112, 113
Freshman Year Second Semester:
Social Science Elective (PSY 101)
Sophomore Year First Semester:
A Physical Science
Sophomore Year Second Semester:
Social Science Elective (SOC 101)
Social Science Elective
NOTE: To continue on with the PE and EDUC courses, the student must be accepted into the Teacher Education Program by the beginning of the junior year.
Junior Year First Semester:
Junior Year Second Semester:
Senior Year First Semester:
Social Science Elective
Senior Year Second Semester: