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

College of Health Sciences

(*Note: These curricular requirements also apply to students who declared this major in Summer 2018.)

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), 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
KIN 108Introduction to School Wellness Education6
KIN 186Motor Development and Motor Learning 13
Wellness Education Pedagogy
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 304Secondary School Wellness Education6
KIN 305Pedagogy and Critical Issues in Urban School Wellness Education3
KIN 347Software Applications and Assessment HPE3
KIN 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 300Nutrition Pedagogy3
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
Student Teaching
KIN 489Student Teaching 1, 26
KIN 490Student Teaching 1, 26
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.
Total Minimum Credits Required120

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; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
KIN 103 Introduction to Teaching Physical Education 3
KIN 104 Fitness and Wellness I 2
KIN 140
Aquatic Fundamentals/ Emergency Water Safety
or Lifeguarding
KIN 186 Motor Development and Motor Learning 3
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
Gen Ed 3
HEA 101 Principles of Health Education 3
KIN 105 Fitness and Wellness II 2
KIN 254 Disability Studies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction 3
WRT 200 Critical Writing and Research 3
Mathematics Gen Ed 3
SPK 208 Public Speaking 3
Year Two
EXS 241 Body Systems and Applied Anatomy I 3
LIT 165
Topics in Literature
or Introduction to World Literature
HEA 304 Family Life and Sex Education 3
EDP 250 Educational Psychology 3
2nd Mathematics Gen Ed 3
Gen Ed 3
KIN 201 Developmental Gymnastics and Dance 2
KIN 203 Net and Wall Games 2
KIN 205 Curriculum and Instruction: Inclusion in Health & Physical Education 3
KIN 206 Adapted PE & Health for Students with Disabilities 3
HEA 316 ATOD Prevention Education 3
NTD 300 Nutrition Pedagogy 3
Year Three
HEA 306 Curriculum and Instruction (only enroll in section for HPE majors) 3
HEA 440 School Health Programs 3
KIN 202 Invasion Games 2
KIN 300 Curriculum and Instruction Elementary PE 3
EXS 361 Body Systems and Applied Anatomy II 3
Gen Ed 3
HEA 445 Health Education Practicum 3
KIN 102 Adventure and Contemporary Activities 2
KIN 302 Curriculum and Instruction Mid-Sec PE 3
KIN 347 Software Applications and Assessment HPE 3
ENG 382 Teaching English Language Learners PK-12 3
Gen Ed 3
Year Four
KIN 402 Physical Education Practicum 3
EDF 300 Democracy and Education 3
KIN Elective 3
Gen Ed 3
Gen Ed 3
KIN 489 Student Teaching 6
KIN 490 Student Teaching 6
 Total Credits128