Bachelor of Science in Physical Education

(HEGIS 0835)

The Physical Education Teacher Preparation Program provides and integrates exceptional educational experiences at both public and private school settings so that majors can receive a quality education and become productive citizens. The objectives of the program emphasize the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of a quality teacher as described by the national governing agencies of AAHPERD/NASPE, and the institution accreditation agency, NCATE. The program will place emphasis on:

  1. a broad knowledge of human function and disease with concentration on obesity issues;
  2. a strong pedagogical core with emphasis on skills methods instruction that stresses effective strategies to control and combat childhood obesity;
  3. maximizing practical experiences with school-aged children in school settings;
  4. An emphasis on ethics, dispositions, and professionalism;
  5. Opportunities involving the community in health-enhancing events; and,
  6. Providing opportunities to service the needs of the community and diverse learners.

Program completion will meet all of the NYSED requirements for teacher certification for Physical Education Pre-K. It is recommended to have a strong desire to work with diverse populations, and children with special needs and conditions, such as obesity.

Physical Education Major Requirements 25 credits
SMP 1032A Personal Health 3
SMP 1033N First Aid and Society 3
SMP 1041A Sport in Society 3
SMP 1800N Foundations of Physical Activity, Theories and Practice 2
SMP 2820N Human Function I (with Laboratory) 4
SMP 2821N Human Function II (with Laboratory) 4
SMP 3830N Biomechanical Analysis of Sport Skills 3
SMP 3831N Exercise Physiology 3
Pedagogy Requirements 42 credits
EDS 1081A Introduction to Exceptional Children 3
EDH 1131A Human Development & Learning 3
EDL 3146N Literacy Acquisition I 3
Foreign Language or Sign Language 3
LIB 1101N Introduction to Academic Research 1
SMP 2830N Curriculum Analysis and Assessment for Physical Education 3
SMP 3812N Instructional Strategies of Physical Education – Elementary 3
SMP 3820N Technology Integration for Physical Education 2
SMP 3822N Instructional Methods for Physical Education – Secondary 3
SMP 4832N Instructional Methods for Adaptive Physical Education 3
SMP 4833N Motor Learning and Development 3
SMP 4891N Supervised Student Teaching – Physical Education 6
SPH 4899N Student Teaching Seminar – Physical Education 3
SPH 1004A Fundamentals of Speech 3
Skills Methods Requirements 16 credits
SMP 1801N Sport Instruction: Team Sports: Acquisition, Analysis & Assessment 2
SMP 2801N Manipulative, Net & Racquet Sports: Acquisition, Analysis & Assessment 2
SMP 2802N Fitness Instruction 2
SMP 3801N Adventure Education 2
SMP 3811N Movement Education 3
SMP 3821N Lifetime & Leisure Activities 2
SMP 4801N Rhythm & Dance Activities 2
SMP 4831N Multicultural Modified & Inclusion Games 2
Total: 125 credits
Recommended Sequence of Courses
Semester 1 17-18 credits
Core Artistic Expression 3
Core Western Civilization 3
ENG 1001A Principles of Writing 3
FYE First Year Experience Seminar (Freshmen Only) 3
MTH or NSM 2008C* 3-4
SMP 1800N Foundations of Physical Activity, Theories & Practice 2
Semester 2 17 credits
Core Artistic Expression 3
Core Western Civilization 3
SMP 1801N Sport Instruction: Team Sports: Acquisition, Analysis & Assessment 2
SMP 1032A Personal Health 3
SMP 1041A Sport in Society 3
EDH 1131A Human Development & Learning 3
Semester 3 16 credits
Core Contemporary Societies 3
Core Nature of the Universe 3
LIB 1101N Introduction to Academic Research 1
SMP 2801N Manipulative, Net & Racquet Sports: Acquisition, Analysis & Assessment 2
SMP 2820N Human Function I (with Laboratory) 4
SPH 1004A Fundamentals of Speech 3
Semester 4 15 credits
Core Contemporary Societies 3
Core Nature of the Universe 3
SMP 2802N Fitness Instruction 2
SMP 2821N Human Function II (with Laboratory) 4
SMP 2830N Curriculum Analysis and Assessment for Physical Education 3
Semester 5 16 credits
Core Human Experience 3
EDL 3146N Literacy Acquisition I 3
SMP 3811N Movement Education 3
SMP 3812N Instructional Strategies of Physical Education – Elementary 3
SMP 3820N Technology Integration for Physical Education 2
SMP 3830N Biomechanical Analysis of Sport Skills 3
Semester 6 16 credits
Core Human Experience 3
EDS 1081A Introduction to Exceptional Children 3
SMP 3801N Adventure Education 2
SMP 3821N Lifetime & Leisure Activities 3
SMP 3822N Instructional Methods for Physical Education – Secondary 3
SMP 3831N Exercise Physiology 3
Semester 7 16 credits
Foreign Language or Sign Language 3
SMP 1033N First Aid and Society 3
SMP 4801N Rhythm & Dance Activities 2
SMP 4831N Multicultural Modified & Inclusion Games 2
SMP 4832N Instructional Methods for Adaptive Physical Education 3
SMP 4833N Motor Learning and Development 3
Semester 8 12 credits
SMP 4899N Student Teaching Seminar – Physical Education 3
SMP 4891N Supervised Student Teaching – Physical Education 6
Senior Seminar 3

*Note: If NSM 2008C is used to satisfy the Mathematics College-wide requirement, NSM 2008C cannot also be used to satisfy the sophomore year Tier II Core requirement.