K–12 Teacher Education, Health and Physical Education, BSEd

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    Teacher Candidates Know the Value of a Great Training Program

    As a health and physical education major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, you’ll find that our curriculum offers you the thorough training you’ll need for success as a teacher.

    Comprehensive Curriculum

    Through your major, you’ll take courses in the physiology of exercise, water safety instruction, biomechanics, motor behavior, health science instruction, and school law.

    Strengthen Your Teaching Skills and Resume with SNAP

    The Special Needs Activity Program at IUP offers physical fitness, motor development, and aquatics activities for individuals with disabilities. It is a required practicum experience for all health and physical education students and a great opportunity for community service.

    Opportunities to Continue Your Sports

    Many scholar-athletes at IUP combine their studies with their interest in sports. A Division II school, IUP is a respected competitor within the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference in eight varsity sports for men and 11 for women. IUP also offers a variety of club and intramural sports.

    Prepare for Pennsylvania Teacher Certification

    The Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education leads to Pre-K to 12 teacher certification in Pennsylvania. Teaching can be very rewarding. In your career, you’ll have the chance to introduce children to fitness concepts and health topics.

    Teacher Education Curriculum

    Liberal Studies: As outlined in Liberal Studies section with the following specifications:

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    Mathematics: MATH 217 and 3 additional cr (must be approved as Liberal Studies Mathematics courses)    
    Natural Science: BIOL 103-104 or CHEM 101-102    
    Social Science: PSYC 101    
    Liberal Studies Electives: 0cr    
    Major:   28
    Core Requirements:    
    KHSS 142 Foundations of Health, Physical Education, and Sport 3cr
    KHSS 175 Prevention and Care of Injuries to the Physically Active 2cr
    KHSS 209 Motor Behavior 3cr
    KHSS 221 Human Structure and Function 3cr
    KHSS 242 Emergency Health Care (1) 1cr
    KHSS 261 Water Safety Instructor 1cr
    KHSS 315 Biomechanics 3cr
    KHSS 341 Evaluation in Health and Physical Education 3cr
    KHSS 343 Physiology of Exercise 3cr
    KHSS 441 Psychosocial Implications for Health and Physical Education 3cr
    KHSS 442 Senior Seminar: Professional Development in Health, Physical Education, and Sport 3cr
         
    Professional Requirements:   23
    Health and Physical Education:    
    KHSS 214 Teaching Health Fitness and Gymnastics 1cr
    KHSS 215 Teaching Rhythmic Activities and Dance 1cr
    KHSS 216 Teaching Elementary Physical Education 2cr
    KHSS 217 Teaching Middle School Physical Education 2cr
    KHSS 218 Teaching Secondary Physical Education 2cr
    KHSS 316 Teaching Elementary Health Education 2cr
    KHSS 318 Preprofessional Experience I 1cr
    KHSS 325 School and Community Health 3cr
    KHSS 370 Adapted Health and Physical Education (2) 3cr
    KHSS 426 Health Science Instruction 3cr
    KHSS 450 Curriculum and Programming in Sexuality Education 3cr
         
    College:   21