BS in Physical Education K-12
The mission of the Physical Education program is to provide educational opportunities for students seeking a B.S. degree in Physical Education Teaching and licensure by disseminating updated knowledge and information about physical education pedagogy, pedagogical content knowledge, physical activity programming, nutrition, exercise, human movement, curriculum design, and instructional strategies.
Scientific and Theoretical Knowledge
Physical education teacher candidates will be able to apply discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated individuals.
Physical education teacher candidates will be able to describe and apply the biological, psychological, historical, and sociological concepts related to physical education.
Fundamental Motor Skills and Movement Forms
Physical education teacher candidates have the knowledge, skills and dispositions to effectively teach safe and developmentally appropriate fundamental motor skills, movement forms and physical activities.
Physical education teacher candidates will be able to apply movement education concepts and the critical elements of loco motor, non-loco motor and manipulative skills.
Physical education teacher candidates will demonstrate personal competence in a variety of fundamental motor skills and movement forms.
Fitness, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention
Physical education teacher candidates will be able to apply knowledge, skills and dispositions to teach fitness and nutrition concepts needed to reduce and prevent obesity.
Physical education teacher candidates will be able to demonstrate and apply the five components of health-related fitness by creating a physical activity program geared toward students in the K-12 system.
Physical education teacher candidates will be able to demonstrate knowledge in a variety of obesity reduction and prevention intervention practices by creating a physical activity and nutrition program designed for students in the K-12 school system.
Sport, Physical and Leisure Activities Knowledge
Physical education teacher candidates will be able to utilize managerial rules and routines to create and maintain a safe and effective learning environment during microteaching assignments.
Physical education teacher candidates apply knowledge of responsible personal and social behaviors in all settings.