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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Physical Education Teacher Education, B.S.

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Professors: Jeffrey Armstrong, Marita Cardinal, Gay Timken
Associate professors: Laura Ellingson-Sayen, Jennifer Taylor-Winney


To maximize individual and professional development in health and movement science and to promote healthy lifestyles and communities.

Learning Outcomes

Relative to physical activity, physical fitness and motor skill development programs, candidates will:

  1. The graduate will be able to apply research-based knowledge and principles of Exercise Science under a variety of individual, environmental, and task constraints.
  2. The graduate will be able to design, implement and assess effective exercise programs and interventions using a diverse range of equipment facilities and pedagogical resources and methods.
  3. The graduate will demonstrate appropriate professional skills and ethics. 
  4. The graduate will demonstrate sensitivity in their interactions and professional practice with individuals from diverse physiological, intellectual, emotional, philosophical, social, economic, racial, gender, and cultural backgrounds.

Total Credits: 74


Exercise science majors must have a grade of C- or better in courses used to satisfy requirements of the major.

BI 234 , BI 235 , and BI 236 , Human Anatomy and Physiology, are prerequisites to several major required and elective courses. See course descriptions for specific prerequisites.

This major does not lead to a degree but instead, leads into the clinical student teaching program in the College of Education. Pre-education courses are required prior to clinical student teaching. Upon successful completion of the professional education core and clinical student teaching, students receive a degree in Education with a focus in physical education. Requirements for admission into education programs can be obtained from the College of Education.

Satisfactory Grade Use

Program requirements are not fulfilled with a grade of S, including Education courses.
Do not select Satisfactory/No Credit grading for any courses that will be used in EXS or ED classes.

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