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Requirements

Physical Education Major Requirements65–66 units
Prerequisite Science Courses for the Major
Both BIOL 101 (or 151) and BIOL 115 must be taken prior to AES 363, AES 364, PE 325 and PE 366.
BIOL 101
Fundamentals of Biology*
4
BIOL 115
Anatomy and Physiology
4
Physical Education Course Requirements
AES 242
Fundamental Principles of Fitness
2
AES 363
Physiology of Exercise
4
AES 364
Kinesiology
3
EDLS 300
Introduction to Teaching as a Profession, K–12
4
PE 138
Introduction to Physical Education
2
PE 237
Methods of Teaching Rhythmic and Multicultural Activities
3
PE 250
Methods of Teaching Individual Sports
2
PE 251
Methods of Teaching Contemporary Activities
2
PE 252
Methods of Teaching Team Sports
3
PE 320
History and Principles of Physical Education**
3
PE 321
Organization and Administration of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation
3
PE 325
Motor Development and Learning
3
PE 366
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
3
PE 406
Sociological and Psychological Aspects of Physical Activity and Sport
3
PE 450
Physical Education in Elementary Schools, K-6
3
PE 451
Methods in Physical Education, 7-12
3
PE 452
Adapted Physical Education
3
PE 475
Tests and Measurements in Physical Education and Sports
3
PE 478
Senior Preparation in Physical Education
2
Each student must take at least 1 unit of aquatics from PE 112-114:
PE 112
Fitness for Life: Beginning Swimming and Conditioning+
1
PE 113
Lifeguard Training
2
PE 114
Water Safety Instructor Course(Prerequisite: PE 112)
2
Each student must complete one coaching course from PE 433-438:
PE 433
Techniques of Coaching Team Sports: Football (alternate years)
2
PE 434
Techniques of Coaching Team Sports: Track and Field (alternate years)
2
PE 435
Techniques of Coaching Team Sports: Basketball (alternate years)
2
PE 436
Techniques of Coaching Team Sports: Baseball (alternate years)
2
PE 437
Techniques of Coaching Team Sports:Volleyball (alternate years)
2
PE 438
Techniques of Coaching Team Sports: Soccer (alternate years)
2

*Meets a General Education core requirement.
**Meets the Upper-division Writing Intensive requirement.
+Meets a University Skills requirement.

Physical Education Handbook

For current academic requirements, please refer to the current edition of the PE Student Handbook (PDF).

Single Subject Credential Prerequisites

After completing the physical education program, students must also obtain a teaching credential. Prerequisites for the credential may be completed during the undergraduate program. To see a list of these prerequisites, and for further information on teaching credentials, please see the information provided by the Department of Teacher Education.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.