Major in Physical Education

A major in the field of physical education provides a broad foundation for a teaching career in the public schools.

As a physical education major, you will have contact with students early in the curriculum—long before the official student-teaching sequence begins. As part of your studies, you might organize a team-building activity at an elementary school or participate in Everybody Can Day, a service-learning event that shows schoolchildren the challenges faced by those who are physically challenged, or International Games Day.

If you’re pursuing teacher licensure, you should work with the Department of Education to make sure you meet all the requirements. See Admission to Education Programs.

Major Requirements

  • KIN 202 Individual and Dual Sports
  • KIN 203 Team Sports
  • KIN 204 Emergency Procedures (.50 credit)
  • KIN 235 Curriculum Design for Physical Education and Health Education
  • KIN 312 Physical Education for Children with Exceptionalities
  • KIN 360 Contemporary Concepts in Health
  • KIN 370 Instructional Techniques in Elementary School Physical Education Pedagogy (prerequisite: KIN 235)
  • KIN 410 Kinesiology
  • KIN 445 Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education

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