Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, K-12 Physical Education

Degree Requirements

Completion of requirements for a bachelor’s degree

  • A minimum of 120 academic (non-PE) semester hours of credit.
  • At least 42 academic credits must be upper division (300- to 400-level).
  • A cumulative scholastic average of 2.0.
  • General education courses must be completed with an average GPA of at least 2.0.
  • All general education, major, minor, area of concentration, or teacher licensure requirements must be satisfied.
  • All students must demonstrate writing proficiency by the end of the sophomore year.
  • No D grade may apply to a major or minor field.

Kinesiology K-12 majors must complete the following core courses (23 credits):

  • KIN 120: Concepts in Wellness (3 hours)
  • KIN 329: Exercise Physiology (3 hours)
  • KIN 329L: Exercise Physiology Lab (1 hour)
  • KIN 340: Kinesiology (3 hours)
  • KIN 341: Human Motor Development (3 hours)
  • KIN 448: Adapted Physical Activity (3 hours)
  • KIN 450: Senior Capstone (3 hours)
  • BIOL 112: Human Anatomy (4 hours)

Required K-12 Physical Education Teaching Emphasis (30 credits):

  • KIN 101: Intro to PE and Sport as a Profession (2 hours)
  • KIN 105: Beginning Swimming (1 hour)
  • KIN 141: Teaching Team Activities (3 hours)
  • KIN 240: Planning and Instructional Design (3 hours)
  • KIN 241: Classroom Management in PE (1 hour)
  • KIN 242: Assessment in PE (2 hours)
  • KIN 251: Teaching Individual/Dual Activities (3 hours)
  • KIN 309: Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3 hours)
  • KIN 310: Dance Fundamentals K-12 (2 hours)
  • KIN 315: PE in Elementary School (3 hours)
  • KIN 317: PE in Secondary School (3 hours)
  • KIN 318: Field-based PE Lab for Elementary (1 hour)
  • KIN 319: Field-based PE Lab for Secondary (1 hour)
  • 2 Elective credits (2 hours)

Required Education Courses (30 credits):

  • ED 200: Perspectives Teaching/Learning (3 hours)
  • ED 220: The Exceptional Learner (3 hours)
  • ED 416: Class Instruct/Mngmnt: Sec/K-12 (2 hours)
  • ED 426: Ed Practices/Assessment: Sec/K-12 (2 hours)
  • ED 429: Content Area Literacy (2 hours)
  • ED 436L: Field Experience Lab-Sec/K-12 (3 hours)
  • ED 455: Student Teaching K-12 (15 hours)

Total credit hours: 83