Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Health and Human Services

Department of Health Sciences

Health Sciences - Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Education


Academic Information

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree has been a part of NAU’s heritage from its earliest years. Those who earn this degree will be ready to launch a career in this essential part of community and country—the education of young people, the breath of the future.

This program is nationally recognized by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).

This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Health and Human Services

Department of Health Sciences

Health Sciences - Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Education


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Health Sciences - Physical Education?

Physical education in K-12 schools is heralded as a critical component of public health and physical activity promotion.  The focus of this program is to prepare graduates to have immediate success teaching physical education to K-12 youth as well as to promote physical activity among youth and school communities.  Graduates will be eligible for an Arizona secondary credential in physical education with a K-12 endorsement in physical education. 

The program is part of Northern Arizona University's NCATE accredited Professional Education Unit.  This physical education program is the only Arizona physical education teacher education program that is recognized by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Community health educator
  • Interscholastic athletics coach
  • Physical education teacher
  • School health teacher

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Athletics administrator
  • Principal
  • School psychologist
  • Counselor

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Health and Human Services

Department of Health Sciences

Health Sciences - Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Education


University Requirements

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College of Health and Human Services

Department of Health Sciences

Health Sciences - Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Education


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Candidates in this program are required to demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and skills, professional knowledge, and professional dispositions to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements. Content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge or skills, professional dispositions are demonstrated through candidate performance on key assessments embedded in the following course(s):

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Major GPA 2.5
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Required
Student Teaching/Supervised Teaching Required
University Honors Program Optional
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-A Recommended
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Purpose Statement 

The Bachelor of Science in Physical Education allows candidates to become a certified Physical Education teacher in the state of Arizona. Through the program students are exposed to robust field experiences where active learning and student engagement occurs. Candidates are immersed in rich methods courses and then apply what they have learned in K-12 schools.   Candidates are exposed to content progressions; understanding how a skill or concept can be taught various ways depending on the skill level of the individual. Candidates learn a multitude of teaching strategies, develop lesson plans, lesson objectives. Candidates apply the Arizona Physical Education State Standards and National Standards to lesson objectives, lesson plans, unit plans and unit objectives. The program delivers a quality focus on curriculum development, assessments, application of assessments, data literacy strategies, technology integration, classroom management strategies and solid pedagogical knowledge. The Physical Educator trained at Northern Arizona University understands the importance of teaching and demonstrating movement concepts and skill themes when educating a child to become physically active for a lifetime. 

Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes based from the 2017 National Standards for Initial Physical Education Teacher Education.
 
Outcomes align with Standards from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium.
 
Standard 1: Content and Foundational Knowledge
Physical education candidates demonstrate an understanding of common and specialized content, and scientific and theoretical foundations for the delivery of an effective preK-12physical education program.
 
Candidates will:

 
Standard 2: Skillfulness and Health-Related Fitness*
Physical education candidates are physically literate individuals who can demonstrate skillful performance in physical education content areas and health-enhancing levels of fitness.
 
Candidates will: 
Standard 3: Planning and Implementation
Physical education candidates apply content and foundational knowledge to plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences aligned with local, state
and/or SHAPE America National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education through the effective use of resources, accommodations and/or modifications, technology and metacognitive strategies to address the diverse needs of all students.
 
Candidates will: 
Standard 4: Instructional Delivery and Management
Physical education candidates engage students in meaningful learning experiences through effective use of pedagogical skills. They use communication, feedback, and instructional and managerial skills to enhance student learning.
 
Candidates will: 
Standard 5: Assessment of Student Learning
Physical education candidates select and implement appropriate assessments to monitor students’ progress and guide decision making related to instruction and learning.
 
Candidates will: 
Standard 6: Professional Responsibility
Physical education candidates demonstrate behaviors essential to becoming effective professionals. They exhibit professional ethics and culturally competent practices; seek
Opportunities for continued professional development; and demonstrate knowledge of promotion/advocacy strategies for physical education and expanded physical activity opportunities that support the development of physically literate individuals.
 
Components – Candidates will:

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College of Health and Human Services

Department of Health Sciences

Health Sciences - Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Education


Details

Additional Admission Requirements
Major Requirements
Teacher Preparation
General Electives
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College of Health and Human Services

Department of Health Sciences

Health Sciences - Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Education


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