College of Health and Human Services

2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Health Sciences - Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Education

4YR Progression Plan-Classic

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO181 Unity Of Life I: Cell Life 3
Description: Introductory course for biology majors. Emphasizes the unifying molecular and cellular principles of all life on earth. 3 hrs. lecture. Letter grade only.. Course fee required. Prerequisites: high school algebra, biology, and chemistry.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. BIO181L Unity Of Life I Lab 1
Description: Introduces experimental techniques in cellular and molecular biological sciences. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: BIO 181 or BIO 181H
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "B" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. PES100 Physical Education 1
Description: For a description about this specific PES class, please visit our website at www.nau.edu/pes. PES classes are pass-fail only and count as general elective credits.
Grade Required: Grade of "P" - "Pass"
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. PES100 Physical Education 1
Description: For a description about this specific PES class, please visit our website at www.nau.edu/pes. PES classes are pass-fail only and count as general elective credits.
Grade Required: Grade of "P" - "Pass"
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
6. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
7. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Consider taking a liberal studies that is also a Diversity course.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO201 Human Anatomy/Physiology I 3
Description: Integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and sensory systems in health and disease. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (BIO 181 or BIO 181H) Corequisite: BIO 201L
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. BIO201L Bio 201 Lab 1
Description: Examines histology and human organ systems including integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Pre-or Corequisite: BIO 201
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. HS200 Healthy Lifestyles 3
Description: Physical, mental, and social health as it relates to the individual. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. EDF200 Introduction To Education 3
Description: Function of education in our society; duties and qualifications of those who teach in K-12 schools. (Not designed for post-degree state certification students.) Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. MAT114 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Description: Contemporary quantitative methods, especially descriptive statistics, elementary probability, examples of statistical inference, linear and exponential models of growth and decay, and applicable discrete models. Fulfills liberal studies foundation requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 35+; MATHC 30+; PLACE 43+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
6. PES100 Physical Education 1
Description: For a description about this specific PES class, please visit our website at www.nau.edu/pes. PES classes are pass-fail only and count as general elective credits.
Grade Required: Grade of "P" - "Pass"
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
7. NTSCOURSE Nutrition Course 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PE201 Intro To Physical Education 1
Description: Reviews historical and philosophical perspectives of physical education, including recent trends, and research implications for promoting physical activity through physical education. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. PES100 Physical Education 1
Description: For a description about this specific PES class, please visit our website at www.nau.edu/pes. PES classes are pass-fail only and count as general elective credits.
Grade Required: Grade of "P" - "Pass"
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. PES100 Physical Education 1
Description: For a description about this specific PES class, please visit our website at www.nau.edu/pes. PES classes are pass-fail only and count as general elective credits.
Grade Required: Grade of "P" - "Pass"
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. LIBSTAHI Liberal Studies (AHI) Course 3
5. LIBSTSPW Liberal Studies (SPW) Course 3
6. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
7. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Apply to the College of Education.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ECI322 Secondary School Curriculum 3
Description: Provides pre-service teachers with experiences and knowledge necessary to develop and evaluate curriculum plans and materials that meet state and national standards and other educational goals. Candidates must satisfactorily complete the key assessment in this course to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements. Co-convenes with ECI 522. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Secondary Education or BAILS Learning & Pedagogy Milestone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. PES100 Physical Education 1
Description: For a description about this specific PES class, please visit our website at www.nau.edu/pes. PES classes are pass-fail only and count as general elective credits.
Grade Required: Grade of "P" - "Pass"
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
4. LIBSTAHI Liberal Studies (AHI) Course 3
5. LIBSTSPW Liberal Studies (SPW) Course 3
6. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. HS303 Exercise Sci For Hlth Prmtn 4 HS303 Notes
Description: Applies topics in anatomical kinesiology and exercise physiology to health-promotion settings, including schools and community. 3 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: HS 200 w/ grade of B or better and BIO 201 w/ grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: Lab included in course
2. HS390W Current Health Issues 3
Description: In-depth study of selected contemporary health problems; examines contributing social, psychological, physical, legal, and cultural factors. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) and HS 200 w/ grades of C or better and (Public Health Milestone or Health/PE (BSED))
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. PE315 Effective Tchg In Pe 3
Description: Provides a foundation of appropriate teaching methods and pedagogical content in K-12 physical education. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. PE316 Content Progressions In Pe 2
Description: Introduces strategies for developing content progressions for developmentally appropriate physical education. Candidates will develop content progressions for a variety of physical activity topics. The content progression assignment is a key assessment for this program and must satisfactorily be completed to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: PES 100 (2 units)
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. PE335 Physical Education Elem School 3
Description: Appropriate methods and content of teaching elementary school physical education. Candidates must satisfactorily complete key assessments to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements. 2 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: PE 315 w/ grade of C or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
6. EPS325 Ed Psy In Mid-sch & Secndy Edu 3
Description: Principles of psychology applied to middle-school and secondary education. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Sophomore Status or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PE325 Appl Mvmt Anlys And Motor Lrng 3
Description: Foundational components of movement analysis and motor learning specific to the improvement of teaching and learning in the physical education domain. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: BIO 201
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. PE345 Phys Ed Middle School Students 3
Description: Teaching of middle-school physical education, targeting a variety of teaching styles, diverse student needs, and social/behavioral development. Candidates must satisfactorily complete key assessments to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements. 2 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: PE 315 and PE 335 w/ grade of C or higher or Corequisite: PE 335
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
3. PE355 Phys Education High Sch Stdts 3
Description: A review of secondary curriculum models and appropriate teaching methods for promoting lifelong physical activity for high school students. 2 hr. lecture, 2 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: BIO 201, HS 303, and PE 315 w/ grades of C or higher
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
4. PE365 Phys Ed Special Populations 3
Description: Physical activities and teaching methods adapted to the needs and abilities of exceptional children and adults. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
5. BME200 Intro Struct English Immersion 3
Description: This course provides an introduction to teaching content in English to limited English proficient students in grades P-12 using appropriate approaches, methods, and techniques. Students will become familiar with the study of the philosophy and theory of Structured English Immersion and techniques, approaches, and strategies of Structured English Immersion in P-12 settings. Letter grade only.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
6. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Apply to student teach.
Students must see an academic advisor before enrollment for the 7th term in preparation for graduation.

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PE408 Field Work Experience 3
Description: Instruction and supervised fieldwork experience in a professional physical education setting. 2 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: PE 335, 345, and 355 Corequisite: PE 435
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. PE435 Evaluation & Assess In Pe 3
Description: Methods of assessment in secondary education and techniques for assessing students' acquisition of the Arizona and National Content Standards in Physical Education. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: PE 335, 345, and 355 w/ grades of C or higher in all HS & PE classes completed. Corequisite: PE 408
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. BME437 Sei Methods Secondary School 3
Description: This course is designed to prepare pre-service and in-service teachers to: assess the needs of secondary English Language Learners (ELL) and develop materials and effective teaching methods. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Co-convenes with BME 537. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Secondary Education Milestone or ISTEP Student Group or SITE Student Group
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
5. MINORCOURSE Minor Course 3
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. ECI495C Supervised Teaching: Secondary 12
Description: Directed teaching in secondary schools and secondary school content areas; directed and cooperative preparation, teaching, and evaluation; conferences on the theories, issues, and practices in cooperation with the classroom teacher and university supervisor. Candidates must satisfactorily complete the key assessment in this course to be eligible to complete the program. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 24 units of credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Student Teaching Milestone and (Secondary Education Milestone or ISTEP Student Group or SITE Student Group)
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 114 (3)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) BIO 181 (3), BIO 181L (1)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY
School of Health Professions
Bachelor of Science in Education Health Sciences:
Physical Education
2011-2012


The goal of this degree is to promote healthy behaviors of children and adolescents through school programs.

To earn this degree, you must complete at least 129 units of coursework, which we describe in the sections that follow:

  • At least 35 units of liberal studies requirements.  Be aware that you may not use courses with an HS prefix to satisfy theses studies requirements.
  • At least 63 units of major requirements
  • At least 31 units of teacher-preparation requirements
  • Elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 129 units
Please note that you must complete NAU’s diversity requirements by taking two 3-unit courses, one in ethnic diversity and one in global awareness.  These courses may be used to meet other requirements within your academic plan if you choose them carefully.

Also be aware that NAU requires at least 30 units of the courses you take for your degree must be upper-division courses (those numbered 300 and above).

Additionally, you should be aware that you must have a grade point average of at least 2.5 in all of your NAU coursework in order to graduate.  This applies to all B.S.Ed. majors at NAU

Also be aware that, for the B.S.Ed. degree, you must have the following:
  • A grade of at least B for the English foundation requirement (ENG 105 or equivalent); (If you don’t receive a 3.0, you may complete an additional writing course, at the 200 level or above with at least a B, to meet this requirement.)
  • A grade of at least C for the mathematics foundation requirement (generally MAT 110, 114, 125, or 155)
  • Apply and be admitted to the College of Education http://coe.nau.edu/student_services/TEP_Application.doc
Contact Information

Dee Washington
Academic Advisor
Nurse Sciences Building #72, Room 206
(928) 523-6198
Dee.Washington@nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the university catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your degree progress report.

Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or pre-requisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.