Physical Education Minor

Required credits for this minor: 27-31

The physical education minor is available to provide students who are already pursuing education major that is not specific to physical education the necessary background and knowledge base needed to teach physical education classes in the elementary and secondary levels.

Requirements:

A student pursuing a minor in Physical Education is required to have a teaching major.

Required Courses

(Pre-requisites: BIOL 111/BIOL 111L or BIOL 150/BIOL 150L, BIOL 220/BIOL 220L, HPER 100, HPER 200, and HPER 210)

HPER 206Social/Folk Dance

1

HPER 209Rhythms and Tumbling

1

HPER 233Individual Fitness

2

HPER 310Foundations and History of Health, Physical Education, and Sports

2

HPER 333Adapted Physical Education

2

HPER 370Fitness / Sports Teaching Techniques

3

HPER 402Exercise Physiology

4

HPER 415Evaluation of Psychomotor Performance

3

HPER 440Organization and Administration of Physical Education and Athletics

2

Movement Skills: (Select one course from the following)

HPER 120Racquet Sports

1

HPER 130Spring Outdoor Pursuits

1

HPER 131Fall Outdoor Pursuits

1

HPER 135Golf

1

HPER 153Recreational Sports

1

HPER 160Team Sports

1

Aquatics: (Select one course from the following)

HPER 219Lifeguard Training

1

HPER 263Swimming and Basic Water Safety

1

HPER 265Water Safety Instructor

2

Total Credit Hours:22-23

Elementary Certification Requires

HPER 319Health and Physical Education In The Elementary School

2

Teacher-certification candidates must also complete

(Minimum grade of "C")

EDUC 398Secondary Education Field Experience

1

EDUC 426/ENGL 426Reading In The Content Area

3

EDUC 482Secondary Methods for Health and Physical Education

2

Students seeking K-12 certification in Physical Education must complete HPER 319 - Health and Physical Education in the Elementary School. Additionally, student teaching must include experience at both the elementary and secondary levels. Students completing this minor are strongly advised to complete the additional HPER courses that are needed to complete the coaching minor.

Program update for 2020-2022 catalog.  

Total Credit Hours: 27-30