Health (6-12) and Physical Education (P-12) (Bachelor of Science in Education)

Students who meet the requirements for education degree programs will be eligible to apply for a baccalaureate level Professional Certificate and will be qualified to teach Health Education in grades 6-12 and Physical Education in grades P through 12. Of the 120 hours required to attain the Bachelor of Science in Education degree, the Health and Physical Education major must successfully complete: 

Course Title Credits
Teaching Field and Departmental Courses 46
A minimum of 46 hours including:
Foundations of Health and Physical Education
Concepts of Wellness
Team Sport Skills
Individual and Dual Sports Skills
Motor Development
Sports Safety and First Aid Training
Introductory Methods of Elementary HPE
Introductory Methods of Secondary HPE
21st Century Technology in HPE
Kinesiology
School Health Programs
Inclusive Physical Education
Exercise Physiology
Test and Measurements in HPE
Biomechanics (WI)
Recreational Games and Group Development Activities
Two hours of fitness activity
Professional Studies Courses
33 hours are required, which include:33
Introductory Foundations in Teacher Education (WI)
Survey of Exceptional Children and Youth
Methods of Teaching Physical Education, P-5
Methods of Teaching PE, 6-12
Practicum in Physical Education, P-12
Methods of Teaching Health Education
Practicum in Health Education
Effective Teaching in HPE
Internship
Seminar in HPE
Internship in Education
Reflective Practices in Education (WI)
Teacher Eligibility
The following courses must be taken prior to teacher education eligibility:
Foundations of Health and Physical Education
Introductory Foundations in Teacher Education (WI)
Survey of Exceptional Children and Youth

While Health and Physical Education is housed in the School of Health Professions and Wellness within the Department of Kinesiology, students must adhere to all rules and policies set forth by Teacher Education Services to comply with Alabama State Department of Education requirements.  Successful completion of this program includes meeting all requirements and earning a passing score on the edTPA portfolio during the internship semester.  Upon completion of this program and any state-required Praxis Subject Assessments, a student will be eligible to apply for the baccalaureate level Professional Certificate which provides teacher certification for health education (6-12) and physical education (P-12). Teacher Education Programs may be altered to meet changes in federal and Alabama State Department of Education regulations.  Health and Physical Education (teacher education) degree requirements may be altered to meet changes in federal and Alabama State Department of Education regulations.

In addition to courses noted below, candidates for graduation must successfully complete all JSU Academic Regulations. More information about general education requirements can be found in the Summary of Degrees/Requirements section of the catalog.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHours
EH Composition sequence 3
Fine Arts 3
History 3
Social/Behavioral Science 3
HPE Fitness Activity 1
HPE Fitness Activity 1
STU 101 First Year Experience 0
 Hours14
Spring
EH Composition sequence 3
BY 101
BY 103
Introductory Biology I
and Introductory Biology Lab I
4
MS 110 Finite Mathematics 3
Humanities/Social Behavioral Science 3
History/Social Behavioral Science 3
 Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
Literature 3
EH 141 Oral Communication 3
History/Literature/Fine Arts/Social and Behavioral Science 3
BY 263 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
HPE 109 Concepts of Wellness 3
 Hours16
Spring
HPE 103 Foundations of Health and Physical Education 3
HPE 145 Team Sport Skills 2
HPE 146 Individual and Dual Sports Skills 2
HPE 260 Motor Development 3
HPE 362 Kinesiology 3
SMR 271 Recreational Games and Group Development Activities 2
 Hours15
Junior
Fall
ED 302 Introductory Foundations in Teacher Education (WI) 3
HPE 381 Inclusive Physical Education 3
HPE 400 Exercise Physiology 3
HPE 415 Biomechanics (WI) 3
SPE 300 Survey of Exceptional Children and Youth 3
 Hours15
Spring
HPE 232 Sports Safety and First Aid Training 2
HPE 355 Introductory Methods of Elementary HPE 3
HPE 356 Introductory Methods of Secondary HPE 3
HPE 357 21st Century Technology in HPE 3
HPE 462 Effective Teaching in HPE 3
 Hours14
Summer
HPE 370 School Health Programs 3
HPE 416 Methods of Teaching Health Education 3
 Hours6
Senior
Fall
HPE 404 Test and Measurements in HPE 3
HPE 409 Methods of Teaching Physical Education, P-5 3
HPE 410 Methods of Teaching PE, 6-12 3
HPE 411 Practicum in Physical Education, P-12 2
HPE 417 Practicum in Health Education 1
 Hours12
Spring
HPE 482 Seminar in HPE 3
ED 495 Internship in Education 6
ED 496 Reflective Practices in Education (WI) 3
 Hours12
 Total Hours120

Note: All professional education courses and selected teaching field courses must be completed at JSU and may not be transferred from another institution. Please check with your academic department for a complete list of these courses.