Physical Education/Health Education with Teacher Licensure
Your major in Physical Education/Health Education includes education and training in accordance with North Carolina DPI standards. The program is NCATE accredited, and will result in dual licensure, qualifying you for employment in the public schools at any grade level. The curriculum includes the following components:
(1) Physical education (content and teaching methodology)
(2) Health education (content and teaching methodology)
(3) Teacher education (professional skills and dispositions)
As a teacher-in-training, you’ll have opportunities for field experiences in public schools and to participate in organizing community programs such as the North Carolina Senior Games and Special Olympics. Through the training opportunities available, you’ll develop and practice professional skills to help meet each one of your student’s needs for health, fitness, and physical skills.
The program concludes with a professional semester, during which you will put coursework into practice as a fulltime student teacher in one of the area schools.
When you graduate, you’ll be prepared to begin a professional career in the schools; or, as some recent graduates have chosen, you may decide to pursue graduate studies within the field. This program of study can also prepare you for entry into other related careers such as coaching, recreation, and sports/fitness instruction.
Physical and Health Education Majors Association (PHEMA)
PHEMA is the student organization that provides opportunities for PHED majors to develop professional attributes that will assist them as they prepare for careers in Physical/Health Education. Providing service to others while and developing relationships with faculty and peers is only part of PHEMA’s purpose. Activities extend off campus, and include trips to professional meetings, as well as excursions that have included horseback riding, whitewater rafting, and hiking in the mountains of North Carolina.
Our graduates are in-demand, and most have been employed immediately upon graduation within the public schools. Our graduates also remain in touch with our department after they leave us, partly through the means of our regularly published newsletter.
MAJOR: 42 Hours
|PHED 211||Intro to Physical/Health Education, Wellness and Sport Studies|
|PHED 235||Motor Learning|
|PHED 301||Elementary School Physical Education|
|PHED 331||Creative Movement (K-12)|
|PHED 341||Theory and Techniques of Team Sports|
|PHED 342||Theory and Techniques of Individual and Dual Sports|
|PHED 402||Physical Education for Diverse Populations|
|PHED 407||Scientific Principles for Physical Ed. and Sport Pedagogy|
|PHED 408||Organization and Administration of Physical Ed. and Athletics|
|PHED 409||Tests and Measurements|
|HLED 226||Health Education for the School Health Educator|
|HLED 320||Comprehensive Health Education|
|HLED 321||Teaching Methods for Health Education|
Professional Education MINOR: 22 Hours
|EDUC 250||Teaching in 21st Century School|
|EDUC 450||Student Teaching|
|PSYC 303||Educational Psychology|
|PHED 432||Seminar for Physical Educators and Health Educators|
Additional Requirements: 6 hours
|BIOL 203||Human Anatomy and Physiology I|
|BIOL 204||Human Anatomy and Physiology II|
Possible Career Opportunities
|Preschool||Junior / Community Colleges|
|Elementary Schools||College and University|
|Junior High / Middle School||Foreign / Military / Church Schools|
|High School||Education / Athletics Administration|
|Special Physical Education|