2013-2014 Catalog


Physical Education B.A.

Degree Requirements

A major in Physical Education is achieved by completion of the following requirements in addition to the General Education and electives required for a degree:

Required Core Courses

PED 125Foundations of Physical Educ

1 Course Credit

PED 315Motor Behavior Across Lifespan

1 Course Credit

PED 335Integ Biomech & Exercise Phy I

1 Course Credit

PED 340Integ Biomec & Exercise Phy II

1 Course Credit

Required Capstone

PED 492Physical Education Seminar

1 Course Credit

Required Distribution Courses

One of the following two options chosen in consultation with the adviser in Physical Education and Health:

Two one-credit PED courses chosen from

PED 245Dance Education

1 Course Credit

PED 246Individual & Team Sports I

1 Course Credit

PED 247Individual & Team Sports II

1 Course Credit

or

PED 250Aquatics

1 Course Credit

or

One one-credit PED course, chosen from

PED 245Dance Education

1 Course Credit

PED 246Individual & Team Sports I

1 Course Credit

PED 247Individual & Team Sports II

1 Course Credit

or

PED 250Aquatics

1 Course Credit

Four 1/4-credit 200-level PED courses in addition to the two 1/4-credit 200 level PED courses required in the General Education program

Required Additional PED Course

One additional one-credit PED course, chosen in consultation with the adviser in the Physical Education and Health Program

Required Collateral Courses

BIO 101Human Anatomy & Phys I

1 Course Credit

HLT 215Significant Issues in Health

1 Course Credit

BIO 101 is a prerequisite for PED 315, PED 335 and PED 340.) Also see Proficiency Requirements below.

Exploring the Major A student interested in a Physical Education major should contact a Program faculty member as early as possible to explore areas of concentration. (See Course Sequencing Considerations below.)

Admission to the Major— An interview with program faculty members and a program recommendation are required for admission to the Physical Education major.

Course Sequencing Considerations (in order to complete degree requirements within eight terms) A student with an interest in Physical Education as a major is advised to register as early as the first term for PED 125, BIO 101, and PEH 100. These courses are foundational to continued work in the major. Physical Education major courses are taught in alternating years, so it is important to begin the sequence as early as possible. Junior standing is preferred for PED 492, but this course may be taken in the senior year as well.

Proficiency Requirements for Retention in and Completion of the Major A grade of C (2.0 GPA) or higher in each required Physical Education major course and in each prerequisite and collateral course is required for continuation in the major. Students not receiving a grade of C or higher may repeat that particular course to raise the grade while remaining in the major program. Certification in First Aid/CPR must be completed by the first term of the Senior year. May be met by taking HLT 109: Comprehensive First Aid.

Other Considerations or Recommendations Students majoring in Physical Education are expected to hold a Labor position for at least one term within the Physical Education Program, Seabury Center, or Intramurals.