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Major in Physical Education

A major in the field of physical education provides a broad foundation for a teaching career in the public schools. As a physical education major, you’ll have contact with students early in the curriculum—long before the official student-teaching sequence begins. As part of your studies, you might organize a team-building activity at an elementary school or participate in Everybody Can Day, a service-learning event that teaches schoolchildren what it’s like to be physically challenged, or International Games Day.

If you're pursuing teacher licensure, you should work with the Department of Education to make sure you meet all the requirements. See Admission to Education Programs.

Requirements for the Major
KIN 202 Individual and Dual Sports
KIN 203 Team Sports
KIN 204 Emergency Procedures (.50 credit)
KIN 235 Curriculum Design for Physical Education and Health Education
KIN 312 Physical Education for Children with Exceptionalities 
KIN 360 Contemporary Concepts in Health
KIN 370 Instructional Techniques in Elementary School Physical Education Pedagogy (prerequisite: KIN 235)
KIN 410 Kinesiology 
KIN 445 Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education

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