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B.S.Ed. in Physical Education

The mission of Health and Physical Education is to develop exemplary practitioners. The emphasis of the program is on building skills for teaching student learners in K-12 health and physical education programs. The program focuses on the promotion of lifetime health, wellness, and physical activity.

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Plan Your Degree

Disclaimer: This program map is intended ONLY as a guide for students to plan their course of study. It does NOT replace any information in the Undergraduate Catalog, which is the official guide for completing degree requirements.

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
C1: ENGL 1101

English Composition I

3
M: MATH 1001

Quantitative Skills & Reasoning

3
I2: XIDS 2002

First-Year Seminar

2
T1: Science + Lab 4
F: Education Course 3

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1101 with a C or better.
  • Complete Core IMPACTS Math.
  • Complete Lab Science.
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.
  • Complete Area F Course with C or better.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
C2: ENGL 1102

English Composition II

3
F: PHED 2100

Intro to Sports, Coach, Fitness, and Recreation

3
PWLA Activity Course 1
T2: Non-lab Science 3
S: Social Science 3
F: Education Course 3

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1102 with a C or better.
  • Complete Non-lab Science & Earn 15 or more credit hours.
  • Complete Area F Course with C or better.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 16 Spring Credit Hours = 31 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
F: PHED 2300

Positive Youth Development in Sport

3
A: Humanities 3
A: Humanities 3
P: Citizenship 3
P: Citizenship 3
PWLA 1600 2

Milestones:

  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.
  • Complete Area F Course with C or better.
  • 2.5 or better GPA for on-time Teacher Education Admission after this semester.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
F: PHED 2602

Intro to Teaching Health & Physical Ed

3
F: PHED 2605

Functional Anatomy

3
F: PHED 2628

First Aid & CPR for Ed majors

1
S: Social Science 3
T3: STEM Course 3
I1: Oral Communication 3

Milestones:

  • Complete Core IMPACTS.
  • Complete I1 course C or better.
  • Complete Area F Courses with C or better.

17 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 32 Credit Hours

Foundations: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
CEPD 4101

Educational Psychology

3
PHED 3503

Skills & Strategies in Net and Wall Games

2
PHED 3501

Skills & Strategies in Strength & Conditioning

2
PHED 3725

Human Movement Studies

3
PHED 3670

Instructional Strategies of Health & Physical Ed

3
PHED 4501

Contemporary Health Issues

3

Milestones:

  • Complete courses C or better.
  • Maintain 2.5 or better GPA.

Elementary: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
PHED 3500

Ed Games, Gymnastics, and Dance

3
PHED 3671

Physical Education in Elementary Schools

3
PHED 4630

Foundations and Principles of Coaching

3
PHED 4603

Advanced Concept Personal Training

3
PHED 3720

Adapted Physical Ed Field Experience

1
SPED 3715

The Inclusive Classroom

3

Milestones:

  • Complete courses C or better.
  • Successfully complete practicum course.
  • Maintain 2.5 or better GPA.

16 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 31 Credit Hours

Secondary: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
PHED 3502

Skills & Strategies in Target & Outdoor Activities

2
PHED 3504

Skills & Strategies in Invasion Games

2
PHED 3710

Assessing Performance in Health & Physical Education

3
PHED 3675

Physical Education in Middle and Secondary Schools

3
PHED 4502

School Health Education

3
PHED 3730

Current Issues in Health & Physical Education

3

Milestones:

  • Complete courses C or better.
  • Successfully complete practicum course.
  • Maintain 2.5 or better GPA.

Internship: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
PHED 4686

Teaching Internship

8
PHED 4689

Teaching Internship Seminar

3
PHED 3401

Integrating Technology into Health and Physical Education

2

Milestones:

  • Complete courses C or better.
  • Successfully complete practicum course.

16 Fall Credit Hours + 13 Spring Credit Hours = 29 Credit Hours

Crush Your Course

First Year:

  • Students who complete ENGL 1102 and their Area F courses with a C or better remain on track for admission to enter Teacher Education.
  • Maintain a 2.5 or better GPA for on-time admission to Teacher Education.

Middle Years:

  • Apply for admission to Teacher Education with your COE Advisor. Submit your Field Experience Application. Take the Georgia Educators Ethics Exam.
  • Maintain a 2.7 or better GPA.
  • Moving forward in the program requires the successful completion of your Classroom Teaching Experience and all coursework.

Last Year:

  • Attempt the appropriate GACE Content Exams in Physical Education.
  • Seek opportunities to apply for paid student teaching internships.

Find Your Place

First Year:

Middle Years:

  • Take a leadership role in the P E Majors Club.
  • Gain summer work experience (e g summer camps, coaching).
  • Apply to be a substitute teacher.

Last Year:

  • Connect with teachers and administrators at your internship site.
  • Attend and present at a state conference as a student member.
  • Complete the end of program survey!

Broaden Your Perspectives

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Middle Years:

Last Year:

Connect Off-Campus

First Year:

  • Visit Wolves Vote to learn about the voting process and registration.
  • Consider volunteering for a campaign or organization in your community.

Middle Years:

  • Complete an internship in your field.
  • Consider a summer or part-time job.
  • Ask your department about networking opportunities with alumni.

Last Year:

  • Ask for advice from professionals in your field of interest.
  • Explore career shadowing opportunities.

Take Care of Yourself

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Middle Years:

Last Year:

Pave Your Path

First Year:

Middle Years:

  • Draft your resume and attend a resume blitz.
  • Learn about how to network on social media and update your Handshake profile.
  • Draft your personal statement.
  • Visit the graduate school to find out about graduate programs and admission requirements.

Last Year:

  • Request references from professors and supervisors.
  • Draft your resume cover letter and personal statement and revise it with career services.
  • Attend business fairs and career fairs at UWG and across the state.
  • Attend an interview workshop.
  • Apply for graduate programs.

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