You'll earn your degree by successfully completing 120 credits. View all courses available for the physical education emphasis.

First Year

First Semester

Dept. No. Course Credits
ENGLISH 1130 College Writing I 3
HHP 2320 Introduction to Physical Education and Health Promotion 2
HHP 2330 Adventure Education 2
HHP 2030 Health Education 2
MATH 1830 Elementary Statistics (required) 3
FINE A   Fine Arts requirement 3
UWPSTUDY 1010 Introduction to College Life 1
    Total: 16

Second Semester

Dept. No. Course Credits
ENGLISH 1230 College Writing II 3
BIOLOGY 2340 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 4
HHP   Block Class* 2
HHP 2340 Adventure Education Facilitation Lab 1
PSYCHLGY 1130 General Psychology (required) 3
TEACHING 2010 Educational Media Theory 2
    Total: 15

Second Year

First Semester

Dept. No. Course Credits
HHP 2020 First Aid/Accident Prevention/Community CPR 2
HHP   Block Class* 2
HHP 3020 Physiology of Exercise (lab included) 4
HHP 3430 Teaching Children with Exceptional Abilities in Health and Physical Education 3
SPEECH 1010 Public Speaking 2
PSYCHLGY 3130 Child Psychology 3
    OR  
TEACHING 2130 Human Growth and Development 3
    Total: 16

Second Semester

Dept. No. Course Credits
HHP 3010 Technology in Health and Physical Education 2
HHP 3830 Perceptual Motor Learning and Motor Development 2
HHP 3850 Nutrition 2
HHP 3920 Emotional Health 2
HHP   HHP Elective (suggested 3250 or 4020) 2
ENGLISH 1330 Introduction to Literature (suggested) 3
TEACHING 3630 Ethnic and Gender Equity in Education 3
    Total: 16

Third Year

First Semester

Begin your semester by applying for student teaching.

Dept. No. Course Credits
HHP 3440 Elementary Physical Education Teaching Methods 3
HHP 3500 Methods in Teaching Health Education 3
HHP 3510 Assessment and Screening in Physical Education 2
POLISCI 1230 Introduction to American Government 3
HISTORY 1020 World Civilization II 3
    Total: 14

Second Semester

You should take the PRAXIS II test.

Dept. No. Course Credits
HHP   Elective (suggested HHP 3250 Principles of Strength and Conditioning or HHP 4020 Psychology of Coaching) 2
HHP 3040 Adapted Aquatics 2
HHP 3220 Teaching Issues Relating to Alcohol, Drugs, and Sexuality 2
HHP 3720 Kinesiology (lab included) 4
HHP 4230 Methods in Middle/Secondary Physical Education 3
HHP 4940 Seminar in Community and Environmental Health Education 3
    Total: 16

Fourth Year

First Semester

You should prepare for your School of Education interview and your pre-student teaching portfolio.

Dept. No. Course Credits
HHP   Block Class* 2
HHP 3360 Fitness Evaluation 2
HHP 4320 Consumer Health 2
HHP 4330 Organization, Administration, and Curriculum of Physical Education and Health 3
HHP 4520 Injury Prevention and Treatment 2
HHP 4530 Practicum in Adapted Physical Education 3
    Foreign Language requirement
(if not met in high school)
4
    Total: 13-18

Second Semester

During student teaching you should complete the edTPA physical education assessment and School of Education licensure portfolio.

Dept. No. Course Credits
TEACHING 4990 edTPA Final Portfolio 1
TEACHING 4660 Student Teaching B-21 12
    Total: 13

*HHP 2410 Team Sports, HHP 2510 Individual Sports, HHP 3330 Lifetime Activities, OR HHP 3400 Outdoor Activities