Jun 15, 2024  
2021-2022 General Catalog 

Physical Education - Teaching/Coaching (B.S.)

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Program Summary

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education - Teaching/Coaching is a certifiable major approved for secondary teaching licensure at SUU. Please see Secondary Education Licensure  for requirements. Some classes required for the licensure cannot be taken until the teacher candidate has been admitted to the Department of Teacher Education . Please consult your advisor or the Department of Teacher Education for further information. Second, the PE in Teaching/Coaching major is designed to develop high quality coaches who possess an excellent understanding of coaching techniques and strategies. The program of study provides you with understanding in coaching effectiveness, mental preparation and performance in sport, nutrition and conditioning for athletes, skill analysis, and athletic training.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of common and specialized content, and scientific and theoretical foundations for the delivery.
  • Physically literate individuals who can demonstrate skillful performance in physical education content areas and health-enhancing levels of fitness.
  • Apply content and foundational knowledge to plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
  • Engage students in meaningful learning experiences through effective use of pedagogical skills. They use communication, feedback, technology, and instructional and managerial skills to enhance student learning.
  • Select and implement appropriate assessments to monitor students’ progress and guide decision making related to instruction and learning.
  • Demonstrate behaviors essential to becoming effective professionals. They exhibit professional ethics and culturally competent practices; seek opportunities for continued professional development; and demonstrate knowledge of promotion/advocacy strategies for physical education and expanded physical activity opportunities that support the development of physically literate individuals.

Program Information

  • All courses must be passed with a “C-” (1.7) or better to be counted in the major.

General Education Requirement (30-35 Credits)

See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
  • Knowledge Area Requirements (16-20 Credits)

Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Knowledge Area requirements.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree Requirement (12 Credits*)

  • Bachelor of Science Degree - Math or Science minimum requirement 12 Credits

* Note: A portion of the B.S. requirements may be met by fulfilling the General Education  Core and Knowledge Areas. Because of this, these credits are typically not counted in the degree total at the bottom of page. Some students majoring in non-science fields may need additional math/science courses to reach the minimum 12 credits. Consult your Student Success Advisor for details. 

Physical Education - Teaching/Coaching Curriculum (73-96 Credits)

Required Support Courses (7 or 15 Credits)

Select One Track

Coaching Track (20 Credits)

Select One of the Following

Complete an additional 2 credits of a coaching and officiating course (must be different than those completed under “Coaching & Officiating Courses” above):

Teaching Track (36-39 Credits)

See the requirements for Secondary Education Licensure . Some classes required for the licensure cannot be taken until the teacher candidate has been admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Please consult your Student Success Advisor or the Department of Teacher Education  for further instruction. Additional free electives may be needed to satisfy the 120 credit hour requirement for graduation.

Free Electives (0-21 Credits)

Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

Total Credits, B.S. Degree: 120-134

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