2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Physical Education Major

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A major in physical education is designed primarily to prepare individuals to teach physical education in school settings. Students can receive teaching certification in elementary physical education and/or secondary physical education. See the education department section for the elementary and secondary endorsement requirements.

Competency requirements:


  • Pass swimming competency examination

Physical fitness competency

  • Meet the physical fitness competency requirement as established by the kinesiology department
  • The physical fitness competency requirement consists of an initial assessment and exit assessment. The initial assessment will be completed in KIN180-Introduction to Kinesiology and the exit assessment will be completed during KIN402-Assessment in Physical Education.

First aid and CPR certification:

  • Option 1: First aid and CPR certifications through American Heart Association or American Red Cross
  • Option 2: CPR certification and KIN234-Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
  • Option 3: Complete one of the following courses:
    • KIN104-First Aid
    • KIN152-Emergency Care
    • KIN260-Coaching Endorsement

Total credits required: 40-45

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