Physical Education includes the study of kinesiology, physical skill development, pedagogy, coaching, curriculum development and assessment, and administration of physical activity programs. The Physical Education major offers students extensive preparation in theory and methodology courses leading to K-12 teaching certification. The Physical Education Program also offers a minor in the Science of Physical Activity.
These prerequisites must be met by transfer students as well as USF students: EDF X005 Introduction to the Teaching Profession EDF X085* Teaching Diversity for Educators EME X040 Introduction to Technology for Educators BSC X085 and BSC X086 or BSC X085 and PET X622 Conditioning, Fitness and Wellness Course in Physical Education Activities Skill Development Courses in Physical Activities
*In addition to EDF X085, a minimum of 6 semester hours with an international or diversity focus is required. Eligible courses will be determined by the community college or university where the student is currently earning the Associate in Arts or baccalaureate degree. Foreign language courses may be used to meet this requirement.
Total Major Hours: 71 Hours
Major Core Courses - 71 Hours
EDF 3122 Learning and the Developing Child orEDF 4131 Learning and the Developing Adolescent