About the Program

Students seeking certification in both health and physical education are afforded this opportunity through interdisciplinary studies. The physical education courses required for this certification are offered through the Department of Kinesiology (formerly Exercise and Movement Science). The 18 credit health requirement is met through courses offered in the Department of Public Health. This coursework prepares the student to address a variety of issues contained in the K-12 health curriculum. Students completing these requirements are eligible to take the PRAXIS (National Teaching Exam) and become certified to teach physical education and health grades K-12.

Curriculum

Program Requirements (18 credits)

PBHL 1100

Healthy U

3

PBHL 2150

Drugs and Health

3

PBHL 2210

Nutrition

3

PBHL 3900

Human Sexuality

3

PBHL 4300

Counseling Skills for Health Professionals

3

PBHL 4520

Teaching School Health

3

 

Additional Information

For further information about teacher certification in Health and Physical Education certification program, contact the Deptartment of Kinesiology.