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.

Program Requirements

Required Courses I (13 hours)

​Covers basic structure and function of the human body. Prepares non- science majors and health profession students to take advanced human anatomy and physiology courses. Recommended: Successful completion of a college level science course or a strong background in basic sciences, i.e. high school biology or chemistry. 

Credits 3(3-0)

Contact Hours (3-0)

Course Syllabus

Overview of physical education history, profession, sub-disciplines, professional organizations, and preparation for the skills test required by the physical education teacher preparation program.

Credits 2(2-1)

Contact Hours (2-1)

Course Syllabus

​Comprehensive study of motor development across the lifespan as a change in functional capacity from prenatal development to elderly adult movement patterns.

Credits 2(2-0)

Contact Hours (2-0)

Course Syllabus

​Designed to enable lifetime fitness for individuals from all backgrounds. Study and demonstrate physical fitness concepts; develop and implement personal fitness program. Quantitative Reasoning.

Credits 3(3-0)

Contact Hours (3-0)

Course Syllabus

​Components of successful motor performance. Theories of learning, nervous system, methods of practice, teaching methodology, and various psychological concepts related to physical education and athletics.

Credits 3(3-0)

Contact Hours (3-0)

Course Syllabus

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

Required Courses II (32 hours)

A course covering the foundations of physical education curriculum development and the steps and procedures involved with designing a K-12 program. Prerequisites: PES 105, 115, 186QR.

Credits 3(3-0)

Contact Hours (3-0)

Course Syllabus

​Methods and applications of planning and teaching elementary physical education including individual and group activities, fitness activities, modified sport and precursors to lifetime activities. Prerequisites: PES 215.

Credits 2(2-0)

Contact Hours (2-0)

Course Syllabus

​A broad spectrum of methods used in K-12 programs. Emphasis on teaching and development of reflective teaching practices including assessment of teaching performance. Prerequisites: PES 215; Passing Score on the PES Department's Sports Skill Competency Assessment.

Credits 3(3-0)

Contact Hours (3-0)

Course Syllabus

The development of skills and strategies used in competitive environments in individual and team sports. Key elements of form, teaching progressions and effective drills are emphasized. Prerequisites: PES 105, 215; successful completion of departmental Sports Skills Competency Assessment Program (SSCAP).

Credits 3(3-0)

Contact Hours (3-0)

Course Syllabus

​Enable students to plan and implement effective rhythmic movement experiences for students across the K-12 curriculum. Prerequisites: PES 215.

Credits 2(2-0)

Contact Hours (2-0)

Course Syllabus

​Planning, implementation and assessment of resistance training techniques and modalities for grades 5-12. Prerequisites: PES 105, PES 215; Successful completion of departmental Sports Skill Competency Assessment Program (SSCAP).

Credits 2(2-0)

Contact Hours (2-0)

Course Syllabus

An integrated study of human movement including principles and assessment of applied human movement, and mechanical principles and movement patterns related to sport skills. Prerequisite: HSC 211.

Credits 3(3-0)

Contact Hours (3-0)

Course Syllabus

​Presents the basic methods used in teaching current group fitness techniques. Prerequisites: HSC 211 or HSC 214, 215; One of: PED 186, PES 186, HSC 106.

Credits 2(2-0)

Contact Hours (2-0)

Course Syllabus

​Physical needs of the atypical individual, ameliorative effects of physical activity, school programs appropriate for exceptional children. Prerequisite: PES 315.

Credits 3(3-0)

Contact Hours (3-0)

Course Syllabus

​Students observe an experienced physical educator and perform teaching functions under the direction of an elementary, middle, or high school teacher. CR/NC only. Prerequisites: PES 315; Tier Two - Admission of Candidacy to Teacher Education.

Credits 1(Spec)

Contact Hours (Spec)

Course Syllabus

​Physical education majors plan for and teach selected sports skills to prospective physical education majors/minors seeking to pass required sports skills competencies. Prerequisites: PES 315; Passing Score on SSCAP Test.

Credits 2(1-1)

Contact Hours (1-1)

Course Syllabus

​Selection, criteria, methods, and procedures used in assessing the psychomotor, cognitive, affective, and health-related physical fitness domains in K-12 physical education. Prerequisite: PES 215.

Credits 2(2-0)

Contact Hours (2-0)

Course Syllabus

​Practical experience in planning, teaching, and assessing school children. Prerequisite: PES 315, 406.

Credits 3(3-0)

Contact Hours (3-0)

Course Syllabus

​A capstone experience, prior to student teaching, designed to integrate required physical education subject matter through case study, discussion, role playing, and organization of materials. CR/NC only. Prerequisite: minimum of 90 semester hours completed.

Credits 1(1-0)

Contact Hours (1-0)

Course Syllabus

Electives (3 hours)

To be selected in consultation with an advisor.

Total: 48 semester hours