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Bachelor of Science in Education
Health and Physical Education - Non Certification Track

College of Education and Health Professions

Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences

Program Description

The BSED non certification track prepares community based physical activity professionals to work in various sport, coaching, and movement settings with all age populations. Students are actively engaged in a variety of learning experiences in classrooms, labs, and public schools and have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in a wide variety of physical activities while learning to teach others. Areas of emphasis in this program consist of instructional skills, pedagogical strategies, sport coaching, methods of evaluation in physical activity settings, and field-based experiences.

Career Opportunities

Admission Requirements

Learning Outcomes

Graduates will:
  • Possess a strong knowledge base in the disciplines of health and physical education.
  • Demonstrate competence in a variety of physical skills. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to meet the needs of students of varying ability levels, genders, and racial and cultural backgrounds.
  • Identify and apply appropriate physical activity and sport principles in diverse settings.

Additional Program Requirements

Program Of Study

Area A Essential Skills Required Hours: 9
ENGL 1101 (with a grade of "C" or better)
ENGL 1102
(with a grade of "C" or better)
Select one of the following courses:

Area B Institutional Options Required Hours: 4-5
COMM 1110
Select two of the following courses:

Select one of the following courses: Foreign Language 1001, 1002, 2001, or 2002
Any Area C-E course with a study abroad component.

Note: the extra hour may be used as an elective.

Area C Humanities/Fine Arts/Ethics Required Hours: 6
Select one of the following humanities courses:

Select one of the following fine arts courses: *ITDS 1145, though listed under both humanities and fine arts, may be taken only once.

Area D Science/Math/Technology Required Hours: 10-11
Select two science courses from the list below, one of which must include a lab.

Select one of the following courses or a science course from above:

Area E Social Sciences Required Hours: 12
Select one course from the following two courses:
HIST 2111
HIST 2112

Take the following course:
POLS 1101
Select one behavioral science course from the following courses:

Select one world cultures course from the following courses:

Wellness Requirement Required Hours: 3

Must make a "C" or better:
PHED 1205

Select any 1000-level PEDS course or any PEDS course approved by department chair.

Area F Courses Related to Major Required Hours: 18
Must make a "C" or better in each course:

Area G Program Requirements Required Hours: 61 
Must make a "C" or better in each course:

General Requirements, 29 Hrs
EXSC 4131 Basic Exercise Physiology
HESC 2105 Personal Health
HESC 4107 Fundamentals of School Health
HESC 5795U Seminar in Alcohol/Drug Abuse
PEDS 2271 Skills and Concepts of Physical Activity I
PEDS 2272 Skills and Concepts of Physical Activity II
PHED 4245 Physical Activity for Students with Disabilities
PHED 4317 Health Related Fitness Education
PHED 5215U The Development of Motor Skills
SPED 2256 Introduction to the Exceptional Leaner in Gen Ed

Non Certification Courses, 32 Hrs
EXSC 3235 Basic Principles of Athletic Training
EXSC 4146 Testing, Measurement, and Evaluation in EXSC
PHED 2345 Emergency Care and First Aid
PHED 3165 Principles of Sport Coaching
PHED 4415 Coaching Practicum
PHED 5116U Physical Education and Athletic Administration
PHED 4698 Internship (6-12 Hrs)

Electives, Advisor approved, 6-12 Hrs

Total Hours Required: 124

4 Year Course Schedule

Suggested four year course schedule