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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Physical Education, B.S.

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The physical education program is designed to prepare teacher candidates to teach physical education, K-12. The curriculum content includes areas, such as organization and administration of physical education programs, scientific understanding of the human body and its capabilities in athletic performances, and methods of instruction for basic elementary and secondary physical education classes. Other subjects include techniques for the performance of sports’ skills; the development of skill tests and various methods of evaluation; and individual classes in gymnastics, rhythmic activities, and lifetime fitness.  Physical education teacher candidates also complete professional education courses to meet South Carolina initial teacher certification.

Specific Grade Requirements: 2.75 Overall GPA and 2.75 Cumulative GPA in Major Requirements

Specified Education Requirements

In adherence with SC state requirements, courses approved for Read to Succeed endoresement require a grade of “C” or higher.  These courses include EDU 345, EDU 346, EDU 347, EDU 445, EDU 370, EDU 470, EDU 550, EDU 551, EDU 552, EDU 553.

Degree Requirements (130 Cr. Hrs.)

University Core Requirements (41 Cr. Hrs.)

University Core Curriculum (Traditional)  Specified Course Requirements: Quantitative Literacy: MAT 104 (Recommended) Scientific Inquiry: BIO 140 and BIO 141  Social Inquiry: PSY 101 

Major Core Requirements (78 Cr. Hrs.)

Suggested Eight Semester Sequence

Eighth Semester (12 Cr. Hrs.)

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