2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Physical Education [PEM]

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This major in the Physical Education Department  prepares students to become physical education teachers in grades K-12. A concentration in adapted physical education is also available to interested students. Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Education in Physical Education and satisfactory performance on the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations, students may apply for initial New York state teaching certification in the field of physical education.

A. General Education and Liberal Arts: Minimum of 60 credit hours

  • General Education Courses (21 cr. hr.)
  • Liberal Arts Electives (14 cr. hr.)

B. Professional Block: 28 credit hours (2.5 grade point average required)

To be accepted into the B.S.Ed. program, students must process a teacher education application and maintain a 2.5 grade point average.

Select either:

  • EXS 230 Foundations of Coaching: Principles and Theories (3 cr. hr.) OR
  • PED 4XX Coaching Clinic (2 cr. hr)
    • select from various individual and/or team sport coaching clinics (PED 404 - PED 418)

E. Physical Education Activities: 13 credit hours required

15 credit-hour maximum

  • In addition to the 12 courses listed below, students must complete one credit hour of activity elective(s).

F. Free Electives: 0-6 credit hours

A minimum of 36 hours of PED/EXS prefixes are required for graduation.

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 128

Other Requirements

Note: Specific information regarding requirements (state examinations, identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment, alcohol and drug abuse education, school antiviolence education and foreign language requirements) for New York State teaching certification can be found here.

Example of the B.S.Ed. in Physical Education over four years

First Year

Second Year

Fall Total credit hours: 17

  • GE courses
  • EXS option: EXS 287 or 290 or 345 or 346 or 367 or 410 or 420.

Third Year

Spring Total credit hours: 15

  • LAS elective
  • Coaching elective: EXS 230, or any of the PED 404-PED 418 Coaching Clinics

Summer Total credit hours: 3

Fourth Year

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