Catalog Year

2020-2021

Degree

Bachelor of Science

Credits

120

Locations

Mankato

Accreditation

CAEP

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Health and Physical Education (BS)

Program Requirements

Required General Education

This course covers fundamental concepts required to understand the general chemistry in living organisms. This is a non-laboratory class. This chemistry course will not prepare students for any Chemistry course at or above the 200 level.

Prerequisites: Student must demonstrate math placement requirements at or above MATH 112 in the placement chart. See Mathematics for details.

Goal Areas: GE-03

An introductory nutrition class which emphasizes the scientific method and natural science principles from biochemistry, physiology, chemistry, and other sciences to explain the relationships between food and its use by the human body for energy, regulation, structure, and optimal health. GE-3 non-lab

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-03

This course is designed to introduce the wellness concept, encouraging development of physical, mental, social and environmental health of the individual. The course ultimately fosters decision-making through a variety of instructional strategies.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-10

Addresses drugs and drug use from psychological, behavioral, pharmacological, historical, legal and clinical perspectives - while examining the effects of drug use on personal health and social functioning.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-05

Overview of aquatic skills and activities. Basic techniques and practical experience in teaching aquatic skills and activities. Pre: Human Performance major or Aquatic emphasis. Ability to swim front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke. Developing teaching skills and curriculum.

Prerequisites: Human Performance major or Aquatic emphasis. Ability to swim front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke. Developing teaching skills and curriculum. 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Adult fitness, from theory to practice.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Study of interpersonal skills, motivation, and group skills. Applied to educational settings. Requires 18 hours clinical service learning experience (out of class). Meets State of Minnesota human relations requirement for teacher licensure.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-07, GE-11

Diverse Cultures: Gold

This course is designed to provide a thorough introduction to the broad spectrum of theories and applications that make up the field of psychology

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-05

Prerequisites to the Major

Systems approach to the structure of the human body. The course is designed for students majoring in biology or health related programs. Lab included.

Prerequisites: none

Principles of functions of human cells, organs, and systems with an emphasis on organ/system interactions. Designed for majors that do not require a strong medical and research emphasis. Includes an active learning laboratory to facilitate learning the complex lecture material.

Prerequisites: BIOL 220, CHEM 104 or CHEM 106 or CHEM 111 or CHEM 201

Major Common Core

Provides the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness. Includes First Aid certification for the non-professional and all aspects of CPR for the non-professional and professional.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Explores biological, physiological, and sociological perspectives of human sexuality. The course examines personal and family relationships and addresses family life and sex education teaching methods for school and community settings.

Prerequisites: none

This course provides School Health teaching majors the knowledge, skills and dispositions they will need to be a part of a coordinated school health program team and teach comprehensive school health education in middle/junior and senior high schools. Spring

Prerequisites: none

An in-depth review of significant current health concerns and controversies in health science using the elements of reasoning as the framework for critiquing the issues.

Prerequisites: none

This course provides School Health teaching majors the knowledge and skills they will need to be a part of a coordinated school health program team and teach comprehensive school health education in middle/junior and senior high schools.

Prerequisites: HLTH 320

Emphasis is on recognition of, and enhancing awareness about, how stress affects human health and performance. Stress management techniques such as relaxation, effective communication, cognitive-behavioral approaches, eating behaviors, regular exercise, and time management are explored.

Prerequisites: none

The purpose of this course is to develop the knowledge and understanding of the causes, symptoms and methods of controlling and preventing chronic and infectious diseases. Primary and secondary prevention strategies will be identified. Emphasis will be placed on those behaviors that foster and those that hinder well-being.

Prerequisites: BIOL 310 or BIOL 330

Introduction to physical education and health teaching majors. An overview of history, physical education and health teaching profession, and opportunities and challenges in teaching.

Prerequisites: none

This class is intended for students in Physical Education to learn the fundamentals of teaching indoor and outdoor team sports. Students will use current teaching models to learn and evaluate age appropriate teaching progressions and assessment techniques. Students will become proficient in both performing and teaching specific skills related to team sport (flag football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, team handball).

Prerequisites: none

This class is intended for students in Physical Education to learn the fundamentals of teaching individual and dual sports. Students will use current teaching models to learn and evaluate age appropriate teaching progressions and assessment techniques. Students will become proficient in performance and analysis of fundamental movements and skills in individual and dual sports (bowling, golf, tennis, pickle ball, badminton) and leisure activities (disc golf, bocce ball).

Prerequisites: none

This class is intended for students in Physical Education to learn the fundamentals of teaching rhythm and dance. Students will use current teaching models to learn and evaluate age appropriate teaching progressions and assessment techniques. Students will become proficient in performance and analysis of fundamental movements and skills in rhythmic activities and dance (folk, square, line, and social).

Prerequisites: none

Study of lifespan motor development from prenatal through adulthood, including information on delayed development and the normal pattern of skill acquisition.

Prerequisites: none

A study of the structural and biomechanical functions of the muscular system during physical activity, sport, and exercise.

Prerequisites: BIOL 220 

Designed to prepare teacher candidates to recognize, understand, apply, and analyze the skill theme approach to elementary children's physical education curriculum. The emphasis will be based on movement concepts, skill themes, rhythms and dance, and generic levels of skill proficiency.

Prerequisites: none

This course is designed for teacher candidates to apply, analyze, and evaluate developmentally appropriate content skills, develop lesson plans, and peer teaching. Teacher candidates will apply the standards of effective practice in teaching K-12 level students in physical education.

Prerequisites: KSP 330

Legal and theoretical bases for teaching physical education to students with disabilities. First course in DAPE sequence.

Prerequisites: none

Other Graduation Requirements

See the K-12 Teaching Programs section of the catalog for admission requirements for professional education and for a list of required professional education courses.

4-Year Plan

The 4-Year Plan is a model for completing your degree in a timely manner. Your individual 4-Year plan may change based on a number of variables including transfer courses and the semester/year you start your major. Carefully work with your academic advisors to devise your own unique plan.
* Please meet with your advisor on appropriate course selection to meet your educational and degree goals.

First Year

Fall - 15 Credits

This course helps students develop a flexible writing process, practice rhetorical awareness, read critically to support their writing, research effectively, represent others ideas in multiple ways, reflect on their writing practices, and polish their work.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-1A

This course is designed to introduce the wellness concept, encouraging development of physical, mental, social and environmental health of the individual. The course ultimately fosters decision-making through a variety of instructional strategies.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-10

This course is designed to provide a thorough introduction to the broad spectrum of theories and applications that make up the field of psychology

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-05

General Education Course * 4 credits

Spring - 15 Credits

This course covers fundamental concepts required to understand the general chemistry in living organisms. This is a non-laboratory class. This chemistry course will not prepare students for any Chemistry course at or above the 200 level.

Prerequisites: Student must demonstrate math placement requirements at or above MATH 112 in the placement chart. See Mathematics for details.

Goal Areas: GE-03

An introductory nutrition class which emphasizes the scientific method and natural science principles from biochemistry, physiology, chemistry, and other sciences to explain the relationships between food and its use by the human body for energy, regulation, structure, and optimal health. GE-3 non-lab

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-03

Provides the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness. Includes First Aid certification for the non-professional and all aspects of CPR for the non-professional and professional.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Explores biological, physiological, and sociological perspectives of human sexuality. The course examines personal and family relationships and addresses family life and sex education teaching methods for school and community settings.

Prerequisites: none

General Education Course * 3 credits

Second Year

Fall - 17 Credits

Overview of aquatic skills and activities. Basic techniques and practical experience in teaching aquatic skills and activities. Pre: Human Performance major or Aquatic emphasis. Ability to swim front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke. Developing teaching skills and curriculum.

Prerequisites: Human Performance major or Aquatic emphasis. Ability to swim front crawl, back crawl, elementary backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke. Developing teaching skills and curriculum. 

Goal Areas: GE-11

Introduction to physical education and health teaching majors. An overview of history, physical education and health teaching profession, and opportunities and challenges in teaching.

Prerequisites: none

This class is intended for students in Physical Education to learn the fundamentals of teaching indoor and outdoor team sports. Students will use current teaching models to learn and evaluate age appropriate teaching progressions and assessment techniques. Students will become proficient in both performing and teaching specific skills related to team sport (flag football, basketball, volleyball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, team handball).

Prerequisites: none

This class is intended for students in Physical Education to learn the fundamentals of teaching individual and dual sports. Students will use current teaching models to learn and evaluate age appropriate teaching progressions and assessment techniques. Students will become proficient in performance and analysis of fundamental movements and skills in individual and dual sports (bowling, golf, tennis, pickle ball, badminton) and leisure activities (disc golf, bocce ball).

Prerequisites: none

Systems approach to the structure of the human body. The course is designed for students majoring in biology or health related programs. Lab included.

Prerequisites: none

Addresses drugs and drug use from psychological, behavioral, pharmacological, historical, legal and clinical perspectives - while examining the effects of drug use on personal health and social functioning.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-05

General Education Course * 4 credits

Spring - 16 Credits

Teacher candidates will develop skills to access information and integrate technology to improve learning for PK-12 students. Teacher candidates research, select, and evaluate information about diverse populations to design classroom applications using a wide variety of instructional technology.

Prerequisites: none

This class is intended for students in Physical Education to learn the fundamentals of teaching rhythm and dance. Students will use current teaching models to learn and evaluate age appropriate teaching progressions and assessment techniques. Students will become proficient in performance and analysis of fundamental movements and skills in rhythmic activities and dance (folk, square, line, and social).

Prerequisites: none

Study of interpersonal skills, motivation, and group skills. Applied to educational settings. Requires 18 hours clinical service learning experience (out of class). Meets State of Minnesota human relations requirement for teacher licensure.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-07, GE-11

Diverse Cultures: Gold

Teacher candidates develop understanding of cognitive, language, personal and social development for implications on teaching in the inclusive classroom. Dispositions and skills will be developed for recognizing and accommodating exceptionality in student learning.

Prerequisites: none

Adult fitness, from theory to practice.

Prerequisites: none

Goal Areas: GE-11

Principles of functions of human cells, organs, and systems with an emphasis on organ/system interactions. Designed for majors that do not require a strong medical and research emphasis. Includes an active learning laboratory to facilitate learning the complex lecture material.

Prerequisites: BIOL 220, CHEM 104 or CHEM 106 or CHEM 111 or CHEM 201

Study of lifespan motor development from prenatal through adulthood, including information on delayed development and the normal pattern of skill acquisition.

Prerequisites: none

Third Year

Fall - 15 Credits

This course provides School Health teaching majors the knowledge, skills and dispositions they will need to be a part of a coordinated school health program team and teach comprehensive school health education in middle/junior and senior high schools. Spring

Prerequisites: none

A study of the structural and biomechanical functions of the muscular system during physical activity, sport, and exercise.

Prerequisites: BIOL 220 

An in-depth review of significant current health concerns and controversies in health science using the elements of reasoning as the framework for critiquing the issues.

Prerequisites: none

Legal and theoretical bases for teaching physical education to students with disabilities. First course in DAPE sequence.

Prerequisites: none

Emphasis is on recognition of, and enhancing awareness about, how stress affects human health and performance. Stress management techniques such as relaxation, effective communication, cognitive-behavioral approaches, eating behaviors, regular exercise, and time management are explored.

Prerequisites: none

Spring - 15 Credits

The course is designed to guide K-12 and 5-12 teacher candidates through the design, implementation, and assessment of a standards-based curriculum. Candidates will analyze standards, create assessments, and design and delivery of instruction in a field-site.

Prerequisites: none

Course content addresses formal and informal, standardized evaluation of learner achievement in the classroom and programmatic evaluation. Assigned projects will accommodate the student's present/future professional career track.

Prerequisites: none

Designed to prepare teacher candidates to recognize, understand, apply, and analyze the skill theme approach to elementary children's physical education curriculum. The emphasis will be based on movement concepts, skill themes, rhythms and dance, and generic levels of skill proficiency.

Prerequisites: none

This course provides School Health teaching majors the knowledge and skills they will need to be a part of a coordinated school health program team and teach comprehensive school health education in middle/junior and senior high schools.

Prerequisites: HLTH 320

General Education Course * 3 credits

Fourth Year

Fall - 15 Credits

This course is designed for teacher candidates to apply, analyze, and evaluate developmentally appropriate content skills, develop lesson plans, and peer teaching. Teacher candidates will apply the standards of effective practice in teaching K-12 level students in physical education.

Prerequisites: KSP 330

Introductory study of the effects of both acute and chronic exercise on structure and function of the human body across the life span.

Prerequisites: BIOL 330. BIOL 230 or BIOL 310 may be substituted for BIOL 330. 

Teacher candidates will further develop processes for creating and sustaining a classroom learning environment that enables success for all learners, including interacting with diverse families, school colleagues, and representatives from community agencies to support student engagement and learning. Co-reqs: KSP 440 & KSP 442

Prerequisites: none

Teacher candidates will develop skills in differentiated instruction, reading and content-based literacy in inclusive classrooms. Teacher candidates will integrate prior knowledge of diverse learners, developmental models of learning, and curriculum and instruction into a comprehensive understanding of teaching. Co-reqs: KSP 440 & KSP 442

Prerequisites: none

The purpose of this course is to develop the knowledge and understanding of the causes, symptoms and methods of controlling and preventing chronic and infectious diseases. Primary and secondary prevention strategies will be identified. Emphasis will be placed on those behaviors that foster and those that hinder well-being.

Prerequisites: BIOL 310 or BIOL 330

Spring - 12 Credits

Content focus is on professional rights, responsibilities, and development; student rights and responsibilities; and legal issues regarding data privacy and confidentiality. Skills of professional development, inquiry, reflection, coaching, and collaboration will be developed, practiced, and monitored.

Prerequisites: none

Student teaching in the K-12 schools including weekly seminar for K-12 majors. Prereq: Admission to student teaching and KSP 420. Coreq: KSP 475

Prerequisites: Admission to student teaching.