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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Health and Physical Education Grades K-12, BS

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Total Hours Required for Degree:  120

The Health and Physical Education Grades K-12, BS program leads to initial teacher certification. All teacher education preparation requirements must be satisfied for this degree, and a secondary teaching area is recommended.

Teacher Education Requirements

Must achieve one of the following:

  • ACT ≥ 22;
  • SAT ≥ 1100 combined Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math; or
  • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (pass all three):
    • Reading (#5713) with a score ≥ 156.
    • Writing (#5723) with a score ≥ 162.
    • Mathematics (#5733) with a score ≥ 150.

Always check with your advisor concerning test numbers and passing scores as they are subject to change.

Teacher Education Requirements

EDUC 200 packet must be approved prior to enrolling in EDUC and SPED 300/400 level courses.

Junior Fall - 15 hours

Note:  EDUC 333 requires 15 field experience hours, and HHP 450 requires 30 field experience hours.

Teacher Education Requirements

The Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT): Grades K-6 (#5622), Grades 5-9 (#5623), or Grades 7-12 (#5624) exam and Praxis Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge exam (#5857) must be passed prior to enrolling in HHP 470.

Teacher Education Requirements

Non-education courses taken during residency semesters must be scheduled either in the evening or online.

Senior Fall - 12 hours

Note:  EDUC 351 requires 10 field experience hours, EDUC 469 requires 20 field experience hours, and HHP 470 requires a minimum of 60% of the instructional week in an assigned grade K-12 classroom completing residency hours.


Students must earn a grade of C or better in EDTC 245, ENGL 101, ENGL 102, and MATH 113, as well as in all EDUC, HHP, PSYC, and SPED courses.

General Notes

  • All bachelor’s degrees must include 40 hours at the 300/400 level.
  • All bachelor’s degrees require at least one life science course and one physical science course from the Natural Sciences area of the General Education Core Curriculum .
  • All degree and graduation requirements may be found on the Academic Regulations  page.

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