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  Oct 18, 2017
 
2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education


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Requirements for a Major in Physical Education


Two emphasis areas are available for majors in physical education. Students seeking a major in physical education must select either the K-12 professional instruction or sport leadership emphasis.

Requirements for K-12 Professional Instruction Emphasis:


1. University Degree Requirements


As identified in the General Academic Policies section of the Grand Valley State University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.

2. B.S. Degree Cognates: Physical Education Major (Credit Hours: 10)


The following B.S. degree cognate must be completed for the major in physical education.

4. Skills Development Activity Courses (Credit Hours: 5)


Selected from PED 100 through 179, one of which must be swimming. PED 180 courses may be selected and substituted for this requirement. PED 214 and/or PED 215 may be substituted for the 100-180 level swimming requirement.

5. Professional Instruction Emphasis Courses (Credit Hours: 24)


Physical Education majors selecting the K-12 professional instruction emphasis must meet all requirements of the College of Education if they intend to pursue teacher certification. After 2009 physical education majors will NOT be eligible for teacher certification in Michigan with the elementary education minor. The K-12 emphasis may also be taken by students who do not intend to enter the College of Education. Students must take the following courses in addition to the core curriculum, B.S. degree cognates, and skills development activity courses:

Requirements for Sport Leadership Emphasis:


1. University Degree Requirements


As identified in the General Academic Policies section of the Grand Valley State University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.

2. B.S. Degree Cognates: Physical Education Major (Credit Hours: 10)


The following B.S. degree cognate must be completed for the major in physical education.

4. Sport Leadership Concentration Courses


Majors who select the sport leadership emphasis must also select a concentration area in either coaching (A) or sport management (B).

Concentration A: Coaching (Credit Hours: 30-32)


Students selecting the coaching concentration must complete the following courses:

Concentration B: Sport Management (Credit Hours: 30)


Students selecting the sport management concentration must complete the following courses:

Suggested Order of Coursework for a Major in Physical Education


Courses in the major and minor should be taken according to numerical sequence within the core curriculum, degree cognates, and emphasis areas. Attention should be paid to prerequisite requirements. Courses progressions are designed so higher numbered material mastered in a lower numbered course is available to be expanded upon or applied during subsequent courses.

Course schedules are planned to expedite taking coursework in the recommended sequence.

  • 100-level courses should be taken during the freshman year.
  • 200-level courses should be taken during the sophomore year.
  • 300-level courses should be taken during the junior year.
  • 400-level courses should be taken during the junior and senior years.

For the Core and Cognates


For K-12 Professional Instruction Emphasis


First Year:

Second Year:

Third Year:

Fourth Year:

Fifth Year:

 

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