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Physical Education Plus

Physical Education Plus Program Curriculum

The physical education plus teacher education program curriculum is built on the belief that it is critical for KU students to not only gain a broad-based teacher education preparation, but to supplement that education with hands-on practical experience in the field. This powerful combination allows our students to excel in any classroom environment. Freshmen and transfer students will complete the KU Core Curriculum for general education requirements. Review the Academic Catalog or consult the program detail sheet (pdf) for more comprehensive information.

Admission Requirements (Prerequisite Courses)

  • ENGL 101: Composition
  • ENGL 102: Critical Reading & Writing
  • MATH 101: College Algebra
  • MATH 105: Introduction to Topics in Mathematics
  • COMS 130: Speaker-Audience Communications
  • BIOL 100 & BIOL 102: Principles of Biology Lecture & Lab
  • BIOL 240: Human Anatomy
  • PSYC 104: General Psychology
  • SOC 104: Elements of Sociology
  • HSES 201: Team Sports
  • HSES 202: Individual & Dual Sports
  • HSES 214: PE Activity PK-6 
  • HSES 244: Introduction to Physical Education & Sport Studies
  • HSES 248: First Aid (or certification)
  • HSES 260: Personal & Community Health
  • Humanities Requirement (KU Core Goal 3H)
  • Global Awareness Requirement (KU Core Goal 4.2)

Program Requirements (Content Courses)

  • HSES 108: Basic Skill Instruction
  • HSES 210: Instruction & Analysis of Swimming
  • HSES 269: Introduction to Exercise Science
  • HSES 302: Practicum in Adaptive Health & PE for Elementary/Secondary Students
  • HSES 358: Creative Movement & Dance Appreciation
  • HSES 315: Health & Fitness Technology
  • HSES 340: Instructional Strategies in Motor Development
  • HSES 320: Methods of Teaching Physical Education
  • HSES 369: Kinesiology
  • HSES 440: Applied Sport & Performance Psychology
  • HSES 410: Program Design in Physical Education
  • HSE 500: Student Teaching
  • HSES 501: Seminar in Student Teaching Physical Education
  • C&T 235: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in K-12
  • C&T 359: Literacy in the Content Areas
  • ELPS 250: Education & Society
  • SPED 326: Teaching Exceptional Youth in General Education
  • HSES 330: Principles of Nutrition & Health

Plus Content Areas (PE Plus Options)

(More information to come)

Health (PK-12)
Health (PK-12)   18 hrs.
ABSC 310 Building Health Communities 3
HSES 308 Drugs & Diseases in Society 3
HSES 330 Nutrition 3
HSES 467 Intro to Health Education 3
HSES 468 Methods & Materials in Health Education 3
HSES 489 Health & Human Sexuality 3
Middle-level Math (5-8)
Middle-level
Math (5-8)
  21 hrs.
C&T 360 Knowing & Learning in Math & Science 3
C&T 366 Class Interactions in Math & Science (prereq: C&T 360) 3
MATH 109 Math for Elem (Middle) School Teachers I 3
MATH 110 Math for Elem (Mid) Teachers II (prereq: MATH 109) 3
MATH 115 Calculus I 3
MATH 116 Calculus II (prereq: MATH 115) 3
MATH 365 Elementary Statistics 3
Middle-level Science (5-8)
Middle-level
Science (5-8)
  24-25 hrs.
C&T 360 Knowing & Learning in Math & Science 3
C&T 366 Classroom Interactions in Math & Science (prereq: C&T 360) 3
CHEM 110 Introductory Chemistry w/lab 5
EVRN 304 or 336 Environmental Conservation OR Ethics, Ideas and Nature 3
GEOL 101/103 Way the Earth Works/ Geology Fundamentals Lab 5
HIST 510 Topics in Science 2-3
PHSX 111 Introductory Physics 3
English (5-8 or 6-12)
English (5-8 or 6-12)*   21 hrs.
C&T 448 (sub for 359) Reading in the Content Area 3
ENGL 209, 210, OR 211 Intro to Fiction/Poetry/Drama 3
ENGL 312 OR 314 Major British Writers 3
ENGL 320 OR 322 American Literature I or II 3
ENGL 351, 352, 353, 354, 355, 362 Writing (Fiction, Poetry, Screenwriting, Playwriting, Nonfiction, Technical) 3
ENGL 359 English Grammar 3
HUM 304, 308, OR 312 World Literature I, II OR III 3

*6-8 credits can be earned through Study Abroad

Speech/Theatre (6-12)
Speech/Theatre (6-12)   18 hrs.
COMS 210 Comm in Org’l & Prof’l Contexts 3
COMS 230 Fundamentals of Debate 3
COMS 320 OR 335 Communication on the Internet OR Rhetoric, Politics and the Mass Media 3
COMS 330 Effective Business Communication 3
COMS 331 Persuasive Speaking 3
COMS 344 Relational Communication 3
     
Psychology (6-12)
Psychology (6-12)   18 hrs.
PSYC 200 Research Methods in Psychology 3
PSYC 318 Cognitive Psychology 3
PSYC 350 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 360 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 370 Behavioral Neuroscience 3
PSYC 333 OR EPSY 305 OR EPSY 306 Child Development OR Dvlmnt & Lrng of Child OR Dvlmnt & Lrng of Adolescent 3


Please note: This is only a potential plan of study. Consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.

Suggested minors:

Business | Sport Management

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