Department of Physical Education & Human Performance

Physical Education Degree - Teaching/Coaching Emphasis

(39 credit hours)

The Physical Education and Human Performance degree with an emphasis in Teaching/Coaching is a certifiable major and minor approved for secondary teaching licensure at SUU.  This emphasis is intended to provide students who wish to pursue teaching careers with the necessary knowledge, experience and training to become effective and competent teachers and coaches. 

Required Courses

General Education Core (See page 106 in catalog)
Core Course Requirements 17-18 credits
Knowledge Area Requirements (must take PE 1098, BIOL 1020/1025) 19 credits
University Requirements
BS Degree - Math or Science minimum requirement (12 hours)
PE Core Courses: (35 hours) Credit Pre-Requisties
PE 1820 - Teaching Rhythm Fitness 1  
PE 1830 - Fundamentals of Individual/Dual/ Team Sports I 2  
PE 1870 - Fundamentals of Individual/Dual Team Sports II 2  
PE 3050 - Motor Learning 3  
PE 3060 - Sport & Exercise Biomechanics 3 BIOL 1020/1025 or BIOL 2320/2325
PE 3070 - Exercise Physiology 3 BIOL 1020/1025 or BIOL 2420/2425
PE 3080 - Athletic Training/Sports Medicine 3 BIOL 1020/1025 or BIOL 2320/2325
PE 3090 - Adaptive Physical Education 3  
PE 4010 - Methods of Sport Conditioning 3 PE 3060 or PE 3070
PE 4710 - Evaluation in Physical Education 3  
PE 4740 - Organization & Administration of Activity Based Programs 3  
PE 4750 - Psycho-Social Aspects in Athletics  3  
PE 4900 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Physical Education 3  PE 1830, 1870 (Fall Semester only)
** PE 1305 - Intermediate Swimming (Class or Card)    
** PE 1543 - Adv. First Aid/CPR (Class or Card)    

** Must either take the class or have the current card of completion at graduation

Core Options: Take 4 credits from the following Credit
PE 2800 - Individual & Dual Sports Coaching & Officiating 2
PE 2810 - Football Coaching & Officiating 2
PE 2820 - Soccer Coaching & Officiating 2
PE 2830 - Volleyball Coaching & Officiating 2
PE 2840 - Basketball Coaching & Officiating 2
PE 2850 - Baseball Coaching & Officiating 2
PE 2860 - Softball Coaching & Officiating  (Fall even years) 2
PE 2870 - Track & Field Coaching & Officiating  (Fall odd years) 2
Other Electives: (includes completing minor, & B.A./B.S. requirement or licensure) 44-45
Total Credits, B.S. degree 120

*Indicates previous course numbers

Education Requirements for Secondary Teaching Licensure: 30 Minimum Required in Education Credit
Pre-Graduate Studies Requirements  
EDUC 2000 - Exploring Education in Society or Equivalent 3
SCED 2010 - Teaching Process Lab 1
SCED 3200 - Secondary Educational Psychology 3
Graduate Studies Requirements  
EDUC 3170 - Instructional Technology for Teachers 3
SPED 3030 - Foundations of Special Education 2
Instructional Studies Requirement  
Teacher Candidates must be admitted to the Secondary Education Department to take the following courses (See admission requirements in the College of Education section)  
PE 4900 - Methods of Teaching Secondary Physical Education 2
SCED 3720 - Content Literacy 2
Integrated Studies Requirements  
SCED 3570 - Motivation and the Management of Diverse Instructional Environments for Secondary Teachers 3
SCED 3590 - Instructional Planning, Delivery, and Assessment for Secondary Teachers 3
SCED 4520 - Secondary Practicum/Seminar Clinical Practice (student teaching) is taken the semester prior to secondary block as noted below 3
SCED 4980 - Clinical Practice 7
PE 4980 - Student Teaching (taken semester following secondary block) 2
Total Credits 34

Note: Secondary Education courses must be taken according to the Approved Sequence outlined above. Students are strongly encouraged to consult their adviser before making course work selections for secondary education and/or their accompanying major/minor.

4-Year Sequence

Year One
General Education Requirements   
University Orientation 1
PE 1098 Wellness Dynamics (Gen Ed Course) 3
PE 1305 Intermediate Swimming .5
PE 1543 Advanced First Aid - Emergency Care (CPR) 1
PE 1820 Teaching Rhythm Fitness 1
PE 1830 Fundamentals of Individual/Dual/Team Sports I 2
PE 1870 Fundamentals of Individual/Dual/Team Sports II 2
BIOL1020 Human Biology with lab (Biol 1025) 4
Year Two
General Education Requirements
Elective and Minor Requirements  
Take Two of The Following Courses:  
     -PE 2800 Individual & Dual Sports Coaching & Officiating 2
     -PE 2810 Football Coaching & Officiating 2
     -PE 2820 Soccer Coaching & Officiating 2
     -PE 2830 Volleyball Coaching & Officiating 2
     -PE 2840 Basketball Coaching & Officiating 2
     -PE 2850 Baseball Coaching & Officiating 2
     -PE 2860 Softball Coaching & Officiating 2
     -PE 2870 Track & Field Coaching & Officiating 2
BIOL 1020 Human Biology with lab (Biol 1025) 4
PE 3050 Motor Learning or PE 3090 Adaptive Physical Education 3
Year Three
Elective and Minor Requirements  
PE 3050 Motor Learning or PE 3090 Adaptive Physical Education 3
PE 3060* Sport & Exercise Biomechanics 3
PE 3070* Exercise Physiology 3
PE 3080* Athletic Training/Sports Medicine 3
PE 4750 Psycho-Social Aspects of Athletics 3
PE 4900** Methods of Teaching Secondary Physical Education 2
Year Four
Elective and Minor Requirements  
PE 4010 Methods of Sport Conditioning 3
PE 4710 Evaluation in Physical Education 3
PE 4740 Organization and Administration of Activity Based Programs 3
PE 4750 Psycho-Social Aspects in Athletics 3
PE 4980 Student Teaching 2

*Prerequisites required.
**Required for K-12 and Secondary Licensure