Catalog 2021-2022

Physical Education K-12 Teaching

This is a comprehensive program of study that will prepare the future educator for effective physical education teaching in the K-12 school setting. Successful completion of the program of study satisfies the requirement for a teaching certificate in K-12 teaching within the state of Florida. Upon graduation, students earn a B.S. in Physical Education, K-12. The degree program includes general curriculum, a full array of exercise science and sport study courses, and professional education courses that provide an in-depth study of pedagogical styles, learning theories and teaching approaches at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

The program incorporates various internship experiences throughout the four-year plan of study. The curriculum provides a broad range of physical education content in order to fully prepare future teachers to educate and instruct young people in areas of fitness, health, and skill development for lifetime physical activities and sports.

See the College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education for details about admission requirements to the teacher education program and the Education course sequence. 

 General Curriculum Distribution

The General Curriculum Distribution requirements are contained in the Baccalaureate Experience section of the UT Academic Experience chapter of this catalog.

Requirements include the following exercise science and education courses to qualify for teaching certification in Physical Education, K-12. Please note that students in Physical Education, K-12 must be certified in First Aid and CPR with AED prior to engaging in their final practicum class. Students may meet this requirement by enrolling in ESC 150. Alternatives to course enrollment may be available to demonstrate compliance with requirements and should be discussed with an advisor in the Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance.

Degree Requirements

Exercise science and sport studies courses:

ESC 105Biokinetics and Conditioning

2

ESC 110Introduction to Exercise Science and Sport Studies

2

ESC 150Comprehensive First Aid/CPR/AED

2

ESC 151Swimming

1

ESC 200Methods of Teaching Tennis

1

ESC 240Lifetime Sports

2

ESC 312Dance/Rhythmics

3

ESC 330Human Development and Motor Learning

3

ESC 340Applied Kinesiology

3

ESC 371Prevention and Care of Sports Injuries

3

ESC 372Principles of Exercise Leadership

2

ESC 400Physical Education and Fitness for Special Populations

3

ESC 450Tests and Measurement

3

ESC 460Physiology of Exercise

3

HSC 100Personal and Family Health

3

One of the following:

HSC 230Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

HSC 220Functional Anatomy

3

Two of the following:

ESC 320Coaching and Teaching of Football and Wrestling

2

ESC 321Coaching and Teaching of Baseball, Basketball and Softball

2

ESC 322Coaching and Teaching of Volleyball and Track and Field

2

ESC 323Coaching and Teaching of Soccer and Field Hockey

2

Professional education courses:

EDU 200Foundations of American Education

4

EDU 207Philosophy of Education and Teacher Learner Relationships

4

EDU 306Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas (ESOL-infused course)

4

EDU 317Diversity and Ethics (ESOL-infused course)

4

EDU 329Teaching Physical Education and Health in the Elementary School

3

EDU 354Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages I-Secondary (TESOL I)

3

EDU 377Elementary Physical Education Curriculum and Practicum

3

EDU 410Final Internship Seminar IV

2

EDU 413Final Internship Practicum IV

10

EDU 425Teaching Middle School and Secondary Physical Education

4

EDU 481Comprehensive Subject Area Competency and Skills (SACS)

0

Total Credit Hours: 85