B.S. in Health and Physical Education - Teacher Certification

College of Health Sciences
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements9
Students should consult their adviser for specific general education and Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) requirements. Required courses that fulfill general education requirements: EDF 300 (interdisciplinary), EDP 250 (student electives), HEA 306 and HEA 440 (writing emphasis), KIN 254 (diverse communities), and MAT (student electives).
Extra PDE and Teacher Education Requirements
LAN/ENG 382Teaching English Language Learners PK-12 13
Major Requirements
Physical Education Pedagogy
KIN 103Introduction to Teaching Physical Education 13
KIN 186Motor Development and Motor Learning 13
KIN 205Curriculum and Instruction: Inclusion in Health & Physical Education 13
KIN 206Adapted PE & Health for Students with Disabilities 13
KIN 300Curriculum and Instruction Elementary PE 13
KIN 302Curriculum and Instruction Mid-Sec PE 1, 23
KIN 347Software Applications and Assessment HPE3
KIN 402Physical Education Practicum 1, 23
Applied Sciences
EXS 241Body Systems and Applied Anatomy I3
EXS 361Body Systems and Applied Anatomy II3
Activity Modules
KIN 102Adventure and Contemporary Activities2
KIN 104Fitness and Wellness I2
KIN 105Fitness and Wellness II2
KIN 201Developmental Gymnastics and Dance2
KIN 202Invasion Games2
KIN 203Net and Wall Games2
Select one of the following:2
Aquatic Fundamentals/ Emergency Water Safety
Water Safety Instruction
Health Education Pedagogy
HEA 101Principles of Health Education 13
NTD 300Nutrition Pedagogy3
HEA 304Family Life and Sex Education3
HEA 306Curriculum and Instruction 13
HEA 316ATOD Prevention Education3
HEA 440School Health Programs3
HEA 445Health Education Practicum 1, 23
Student Teaching
KIN 489Student Teaching 1, 26
KIN 490Student Teaching 1, 26
Total Minimum Credits Required120
Other Degree Completion Requirements
Student Teaching Prerequisites: Formal Admission to Teacher Education (F.A.T.E.), documentation of Praxis II trial, completion of required major coursework with “C” or better and completion of Pre- Professional Experiences (PPE’s)
Graduation Requirement: Cumulative GPA of 3.0.

 Clearances required (Child Abuse, Police Check, FBI Fingerprinting, TB Test)


 Requires Formal Admission to Teacher Education (FATE)

GPA Requirement: Students must maintain the required GPA in accordance with the criteria for formal admission to the teacher education program. Students must attain a C or better in all required KIN major coursework.  Please see the Educator Preparation Programs section in the catalog.

Note: Students also must have the following:

  •  Documentation of Praxis II trial.

  • Field clearances required (child abuse, criminal record check, FBI fingerprinting, and TB test).

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; courses offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Year One
Semester OneCredits
KIN 103Introduction to Teaching Physical Education3
KIN 104 (formerly KIN 301)Fitness and Wellness I2
KIN 186Motor Development and Motor Learning3
WRT 120Effective Writing I3
Gen Ed Course6
Semester Two
KIN 254Disability Studies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction3
KIN 140 or 275Aquatic Fundamentals/ Emergency Water Safety2
WRT 200Critical Writing and Research3
Math 13
SPK 208Public Speaking3
Gen Ed Course3
Year Two
Semester Three
KIN 201Developmental Gymnastics and Dance2
EXS 241Body Systems and Applied Anatomy I3
HEA 230Health Issues of School-Aged Youth3
LIT 165 or CLS 165Topics in Literature3
Math 23
Gen Ed Course3
Semester Four
KIN 205Curriculum and Instruction: Inclusion in Health Physical Education3
KIN 206Adapted PE Health for Students with Disabilities3
KIN 203 (formerly KIN 401)Net and Wall Games2
NTD 300Nutrition Pedagogy3
EDP 250Educational Psychology3
Gen Ed Course3
Year Three
Semester Five
KIN 300Curriculum and Instruction Elementary PE3
KIN 202 (formerly KIN 303)Invasion Games2
EXS 361Body Systems and Applied Anatomy II3
HEA 3041Family Life and Sex Education3
EDF 300Democracy and Education3
Gen Ed3
Semester Six
KIN 102Adventure and Contemporary Activities2
KIN 3021Curriculum and Instruction Mid-Sec PE3
KIN 347Software Applications and Assessment HPE3
HEA 3061Curriculum and Instruction3
ENG 382Teaching English Language Learners PK-123
Year Four
Semester Seven
KIN 4021Physical Education Practicum3
HEA 4401School Health Programs3
EXS 364Introduction to Exercise Physiology3
KIN ___ Elective3
Gen Ed Course3
Semester Eight
KIN 4891Student Teaching6
KIN 4901Student Teaching6

Student Electives: KIN 475, KIN 452, KIN 253/KIN 360, KIN 101.