College of Health Professions


Department of Kinesiology

Physical Education/Teacher Education Program

Degree Requirements

Advising Sheet - Current (PDF)

Exerpt of Advising Manual:

The Physical Education/ Teacher Education program prepares students to become competent physical educators consistent with developmentally and instructionally appropriate guidelines provided by National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). Graduates of the program are eligible for certification by the Maryland State Department of Education as a K-12 Physical Education teacher.

Course Requirements

KNES Professional Core (35 credits)  
Professional Lab Skills (13/14 credits)
KNES 290 Intro to Teaching Phys. Ed.(2) KNES 140 Track and Field (1) 
KNES 298 History & Phil. of Phys. Ed.(3) KNES 150 Pers. Defense/Wrestling (1)
KNES 309 Tests and Measurements(3)       KNES 156 Gymnastics(1) 
KNES 311 Biomechanics (3)                       KNES 165 Swimming (1) (or proficiency)
KNES 313 Physiology of Exercise (3)        KNES 182 Field/Court I (1)    
KNES 315 Care & Prevention of Ath Inj (3) KNES 184 Field/Court II (1)
KNES 324 Teaching PHEC in Elem. Sch. (3) KNES 202 Net/Wall Games (1)
KNES 325 Teaching PHEC in Second. Sch. (3) KNES 239 Physical Fit. Activities  (1)
KNES 341 Concepts of Motor Learning (3) KNES 283 Act. for Young Child (K-3) (1)  
KNES 355 Psychology of Sport (3)  KNES 284 Adventure Based Educ. Act. (1)  
KNES 423 Adapted Physical Education (3) KNES 327 Teaching Cultural Dance Forms: Creative movement for PHEC Majors (3)
KNES 426 Motor Development (3)

KNES Professional Electives (select 6 credits)

KNES 305 Outdoor Education Phil. & Methods (3)           
KNES 331 Principles of Coaching (3)    
KNES 337 Adv. Coaching Techniques (3)
KNES 351 Philosophy: The Sport Experience (3)
KNES 353 Sport and Society (3)       
HLTH 101 Wellness in a Diverse Society (3)  

Additional Required Courses (43-44 credits)

BIOL 190 Introductory Biology for the Health Professions (4)    
BIOL 221/L Anatomy & Physiology I  (4)
BIOL 222/L Anatomy & Physiology II  (4) 
CHEM 121/L
OR PHYS 202
Chem Allied Hlth Prof. (4) 
PHYS 202 Physics Hlth Sci. (5)
COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech (3) 
ELED 324 Integrating Literacy in the  K- 12 (3)
IDHP 110
OR ISTC 201
OR COSC 111

Using Info Effectively Health Professions (3)
Using Info Effectively in Education (3)
Information and Technology for Business (3)

PSYC 101 Intro. to Psychology (3)
PSYC 201 Educational Psychology (3)
REED 365 Reading & Writing in the Content Areas (3)
EDUC 202

Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (3)
Previously SCED 200 - Foundations of Education; Previously EDUC 401 - Foundations of Education

EDUC 203 Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Society (3)
SCED 304 Education, Ethics and Change (3)

Capstone Internship (19 credits)

KNES 392 Student Teaching - Elem. (6)  
KNES 394 Student Teaching - Sec. (6)  
KNES 480 Seminar Teaching Phys. Ed. (1)

Prerequisite Information

Prof. Lab Skills PETE major
KNES 290 PETE major
KNES 309 MATH 111, 115, 119, 211, 231, 273, 274 or 275
KNES 311 BIOL 221/L; BIOL 222/L
KNES 313 BIOL 221/L; BIOL 222/L
KNES 324 KNES 290; KNES 283; KNES 284; successful completion of PRAXIS I
KNES 325 minimum of 4 Prof. Lab Skills; KNES 324
KNES 355 PSYC 101
KNES 423 KNES 325 or concurrent with KNES 325
KNES 426 BIOL 221/L; BIOL 222/L

 

Department of Kinesiology
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