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

College of Education and Social Work
Academic Foundations
First Year Experience requirement4
English Composition requirement6-7
Mathematics requirement3-4
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Ethics requirement3
Distributed Disciplinary Foundations
Science requirement6-8
Behavioral & Social Science requirement6
Humanities requirement6
Arts requirement3
University Requirements
Writing Emphasis requirement9
Speaking Emphasis requirement9
Degree Requirements
Capstone requirement1-15
Students should consult their advisor 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), KIN 254 (diverse communities), and MAT (student electives).
HPE 108Introduction to School Wellness Education6
HPE 186Motor Development and Motor Learning 13
Wellness Education Pedagogy
HPE 205Curriculum and Instruction: Inclusion in Health & Physical Education 13
HPE 206Adapted PE & Health for Students with Disabilities 13
HPE 300Curriculum and Instruction Elementary PE 13
HPE 304Secondary School Wellness Education6
HPE 305Pedagogy and Critical Issues in Urban School Wellness Education3
HPE 347Software Applications and Assessment HPE3
HPE 403School Wellness Education Practicum6
Wellness and Applied Science Content Knowledge
EXS 241Body Systems and Applied Anatomy I3
EXS 361Body Systems and Applied Anatomy II3
HEA 304Family Life and Sex Education3
HEA 316ATOD Prevention Education3
NTD 303Introductory Principles Human Nutrition3
Activity Modules
HPE 102Adventure and Contemporary Activities2
HPE 104Fitness and Wellness I2
HPE 105Fitness and Wellness II2
HPE 201Developmental Gymnastics and Dance2
HPE 202Invasion Games2
HPE 203Net and Wall Games2
Select one of the following:2
Aquatic Fundamentals/ Emergency Water Safety
Capstone Requirement
HPE 489Student Teaching - Elementary 1,2,36
HPE 490Student Teaching - Secondary 1,2,36
Extra PDE and Teacher Education Requirements
LAN/ENG 382Teaching English Language Learners PK-12 13
Other Degree Completion Requirements
Student Teaching Prerequisites: Teacher Candidacy, 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.
Total Minimum Credits Required120

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


Requires Teacher Candidacy.


This course fulfills the Capstone requirement.


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 sample suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
HPE 108 Introduction to School Wellness Education 6
HPE 186 Motor Development and Motor Learning 3
WRT 120
Effective Writing I
or Effective Writing with Supplemental Writing Workshop
FYE 100XFirst Year Experience 4
HPE 102 Adventure and Contemporary Activities 2
HPE 140 Aquatic Fundamentals/ Emergency Water Safety 2
KIN 254 Disability Studies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction 3
MAT 103 Introduction to Mathematics (OR HIGHER) 3
WRT 2XX200-Level WRT Course 3
Science Gen Ed 3
Year Two
HPE 104 Fitness and Wellness I 2
HPE 202 Invasion Games 2
EXS 241 Body Systems and Applied Anatomy I 3
LIT 165 Topics in Literature 3
MAT 104 Introduction to Applied Mathematics (OR HIGHER) 3
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3
HPE 105 Fitness and Wellness II 2
HPE 201 Developmental Gymnastics and Dance 2
HPE 205 Curriculum and Instruction: Inclusion in Health & Physical Education 3
HPE 206 Adapted PE & Health for Students with Disabilities 3
EXS 361 Body Systems and Applied Anatomy II 3
Behavioral & Social Science Gen Ed 3
Year Three
HPE 300 Curriculum and Instruction Elementary PE 3
HEA 304 Family Life and Sex Education 3
EDP 250 Educational Psychology 3
EDF 300 Democracy and Education 3
Arts Gen Ed 3
Science Gen Ed 3
HPE 203 Net and Wall Games 2
HPE 304 Secondary School Wellness Education 6
HPE 305 Pedagogy and Critical Issues in Urban School Wellness Education 3
NTD 300 Nutrition Pedagogy 3
HEA 316 ATOD Prevention Education 3
Year Four
HPE 403 School Wellness Education Practicum 6
ENG 382 Teaching English Language Learners PK-12 3
Ethics Gen Ed 3
Behavioral & Social Science Gen Ed 3
Humanities Gen Ed 3
HPE 489 Student Teaching - Elementary 6
HPE 490 Student Teaching - Secondary 6
 Total Credits129-130