Physical Education Major
Physical Education majors prepare for a career in teaching at the elementary, middle school, or high school level. This major is typically combined with a second academic major such as health education or athletic training. Graduates teach and coach in K-12 schools and many pursue graduate study in physical education, exercise physiology, adapted physical education, sport psychology, sport pedagogy, sports medicine, biomechanics, or motor learning.
When completing this major, students also automatically complete the Coaching minor which satisfies standards created by the state of Minnesota and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. Students complete coursework designed to improve knowledge of coaching fundamentals, facilitate skill development, and enhance safety.
For further information please contact Dr. Jeanne Herman, 507-933-7614 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
|HES 090||Senior Portfolio||.000 course|
|HES 126||First Aid and CPR||.25 course|
|HES 201||Personal and Community Health WRITD||1.0 course|
|HES 202||Aquatics/WSI||.5 course|
|HES 205||Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries||.5 course|
|HES 207||Motor Learning||.5 course|
|HES 208||Physiology of Exercise for P.E. Majors and Coaches||.5 course|
|HES 209||History and Principles of Physical Education WRITD||.5 course|
|HES 224||Teaching Methods: Fitness Activities, Mulicultural Activities and Invasion Games||1.0 course|
|HES 227||Teaching Methods of Dance and Gym||.5 course|
|HES 232||Elementary Physical Education Content and Methods||1.0 course|
|HES 233||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||1.0 course|
|HES 237||Information Literacy in Health and Physical Education||.5 course|
|HES 302||Foundations of Coaching||.5 course|
|HES 304||Teaching Methods: Adventure Activities, Net Games, and Target and Fielding Games||1.0 course|
|HES 305||Kinesiology||.5 course|
|HES 306||Adaptive Physical Education||.5 course|
|HES 316||PE Curriculum||.5 course|
|T/D 102 or 105||Beginning Modern Dance||1.0 course|
Requirements for a major in Physical Education Teaching:
To earn a Physical Education Teaching major, students complete all requirements for the Physical Education major with the addition of HES 094-Methods Practicum, HES 396-Reflections on Student Teaching, and all courses required for teacher licensure (see Education Department for details on licensure).