Sample Curriculum

BS in Physical Education

First Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
PE161 Physical Fitness & Wellness 3 PE107 Foundations Physical Educ. 3
BI101 Principles of Biology 4   BI/GL/CH/PS elective 4
PY211 Intro. to Psychology 3 PY220 or PY324 Developmental Psych or Adolesc. Psychology 4
EN101 Composition & Literature I 3 EN102 Composition & Literature II 3
+Math Elective 3 PE265 Lifelong Motor Development 3
Total credits 15 15
Second Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
PE260 Personal & Comm Health 3 PE305 Motor Skills Development II 4
PE304 Motor Skills Development 4 PE342 PE Middle/Second School 4
PE341 P.E. for Elementary School 4 MA232 Elementary Statistics 3
BI215 Anatomy & Physiology I 4 BI216 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
Total credits 15 15
Third Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
PE355 Leadership in Sports 3 PE432 Organization & Mgmt 3
Chemistry or Physics Elective 4 PE371 Physiology of Exercise 4
History Elective* 3 PE373 Activities Disabled & Aging 3
Literature Elective** 3 BI253 Foods & Nutrition 4
Free Elective 3 Free Elective 3
Total credits 16 17
Fourth Year
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
PE365 Kinesiology 4 ED425 or PE426 Student Teaching orInternship or Free Electives 6 or 12
PE406 Reading Physical Ed 3
Biology Elective (BI 200+) 4
Humanities Elective*** 3
Free Elective 3
Total credits 17 12

All Physical Education courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better. A cumulative GPA of 3.00 is required for student teaching.

* History Elective = any History Department course (HI) except HI 109.

** Literature Elective = must meet General Education literature requirement.

*** Humanities Elective = EN (above 206, excluding 240-242); FA; MU 101; CM 109,261,335,436; CN; Modern Language (above 112); or PH.

+Math 005 and MA103 do not count as requirements (free electives only), must use one free elective for an IS course

BI102 must be completed for the Biology minor

All sciences must be taken as lab sciences (4 credits courses)

Either PE365 or PE371 can count for Biology minor

Certification in First Aid & CPR is required for graduation

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