Requirements
Students seeking this major must successfully complete the Sport Skill Competency Assessment Program. This assessment program is competency based and required before enrolling in PES 315. Additional information concerning this program can be obtained from the departmental office.
  1. To gain approval to student teach, each student must:
    • Have an overall GPA of 2.7
    • Have received a grade of C+ of better in PES 315, 386, and 415
    • Have current CPR and First Aid Certification
  2. At least 15 hours of this major must be completed at CMU.
  3. Up to 3 hours may be taken as credit/no credit.
  4. A minimum 2.7 GPA (B-) must be earned in all teaching majors.

Required Courses I (13 hours)

  • HSC 211* 3(3-0) Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • PES 105 2(2-1) Introduction to Physical Education & Skill Development
  • PES 115 2(2-0) Motor Development
  • PES 186QR 3(3-0) Principles of Physical Fitness for Lifelong Wellness
  • PES 401 3(3-0) Fundamentals of Motor Learning

*HSC 211 may also be used to satisfy a University Program requirement

Required Courses II (32 hours)

  • PES 215WI 3(3-0) K-12 Physical Education Programming
  • PES 313 2(2-0) Elementary Physical Education Methods and Materials
  • PES 315 3(3-0) Methods in Teaching Physical Education
  • PES 323 3(3-0) Applied Skills & Methods - Individual and Team Sports
  • PES 324 2(2-0) Applied Skills & Methods - Rhythmic Activities
  • PES 325 2(2-0) Applied Skills & Methods - Resistance Training
  • PES 330 3(3-0) Human Movement Studies
  • PES 338 2(2-0) Teaching Group Fitness
  • PES 386 3(3-0) Special Physical Education
  • PES 395 1(Spec) Pre-Student Teaching Field Experience
  • PES 405 2(1-1) Physical Education Peer-Tutor Teaching
  • PES 406 2(2-0) Evaluation in Physical Education and Sport
  • PES 415 3(3-0) Planning, Teaching, and Assessing: Practical Applications
  • PES 495 1(1-0) Senior Seminar in Physical Education

Electives (3 hours)

To be selected in consultation with an advisor.

Total: 48 semester hours