Physical Education (BS)
- The Online Bulletin is for information purposes only. Current students must complete the requirements as outlined in the York Bulletin as applicable.
- Course Descriptions
- Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin
Students planning to seek New York State teaching certification in Physical Education K-12 are required to file an application for admission form in the Teacher Education Program during their sophomore year. The Physical Education Program, prepares candidates with the knowledge and understanding, competencies, and professionalism required for teaching physical education to children and adolescents in grades K-12. Candidates completing the Program are eligible to apply for New York State initial certification in Physical Education, Grades K-12.
The Instructional Program
The instructional program of Physical Education skills courses is designed to encourage the participation of the individual in regular physical activity throughout his or her life. Physical activity is viewed as an essential part of the life of the liberally educated person. Physiological and psycho-social benefits accrue to the participant. Courses emphasize individualized skill development in a broad range of lifetime sport activities that are fun and educational.
All Physical Education courses are coeducational.
|HE210||Health Issues for the Physical Educator||2|
|PE215||Basics of Motor Development and Motor Learning||3|
|HE314||Nutrition and Health||2|
|PE350||Principles and Foundations of Physical Education||2|
|PE353||Physical Activity for Special Populations||2|
|PE355||Psychology of Sport and Motor Performance||2|
|PE358||Physiology of Exercise||3|
|PE360||Theories and Techniques of Coaching||2|
|PE363||Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education||3|
|PE368||Physical Education, Sports and Society||3|
Physical Education Skills courses
Team Sports: Choose 4 Credits from the following
Dance: Choose 1 Credit from the following
|PE173||Folk and Social Dance||1|
|PE176||Modern Dance I||1|
|PE278||Modern Dance II||1|
Individual Sports: Choose 3 Credits from the following
|PE154||Track and Field||1|
Outdoor Sports: Choose 1 Credit from the following
|PE177||Small Boat Sailing||1|
|PE178||Outdoor Living: Hiking and Backpacking||1|
|PE279||Leadership in Outdoor Living||1|
Aquatics: Choose 1 Credit from the Following
|PE182||Swimming for Non-Swimmers||1|
|PE284||Skin and Scuba Diving||1|
|PE285||Senior Life Saving||1|
|PE287||Water Safety Instructor||2|
|PE139||Instructional Methodologies of Teaching Sports Skills||2|
Education Certification requirements
|AC230||Teaching with Multimedia Technology***||2|
|EDUC280||Child and Adolescent Development for Teachers||3|
|EDUC283||Effective Teaching and Learning||3|
|EDUC284||Field Experience in Teaching and Learning||1|
|MATH271||Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers#||4|
|SOC202||Evolution of Major Ideas and Issues in Education||3|
|PHIL202||Evolution of Major Ideas and Issues in Education||3|
|EDUC340||Literacy Instruction inside Middle and Secondary Schools||3|
|EDUC341||Curriculum and Methods in Physical Education, K-12||4|
|EDUC448||Supervised Teaching, Physical Education, Grades K-6||4|
|EDUC449||Supervised Teaching, Physical Education, Grades 7-12||4|
*All Physical Education K-12 majors, including transfer students, are required to take the PE 150 Fitness for Living course prior to taking Group II courses
** Courses listed in Group I must be completed before taking courses from Group II.
***Students who do not evidence technology compencies may need to take AC101 in order to graduate.
#Majors must complete 2 Mathematics courses, MATH 111 and a second Mathematics course selected from MATH 271 or among the Mathematics General Education.
Proof of a current First Aid/CPR certification should be presented to the department at least three months prior to graduation.