Bachelor of Science, Major in Kinesiology, Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)

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This degree will prepare students to teach Physical Education at the Pre-K through 12th grade level in the state of Texas. Students will participate in methods and student teaching as their culminating component of the degree. Students will be prepared to sit for the Texas Physical Education exam. The content of the program is aligned with the National Association of Sport and Physical Education standards.

Bachelor of Science, Major in Kinesiology with Teaching Certification
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 18
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option) 24
Degree Specific Requirements
BIOL 1408Contemporary Biology 14
BIOL 2401Human Anatomy 14
CHEM 1407Intro Organic and Biochemistry 34
or PHYS 1305
PHYS 1105
Classical Physics & Thermdynmc
and Class Phy & Thermodynamics Lab
CSTE 1330Introduction To Computers3
or BUAD 1305 Electronic Communications Tech
KINE 1114Rhythmic Activities & Dance1
KINE 1331Foundations Of Kinesiology3
KINE 2115Lifetime Health and Wellness 21
KINE 3117Competency in Motor Skills (PETE majors only) 41
KINE 3362Functional Kinesiology 53
KINE 3363Assessment In Kinesiology 53
KINE 3373Physiology Of Exercise 53
KINE 3364Motor Learning 53
KINE 3368Skill Themes & Mvmnt Concepts (PETE majors only) 6, 83
KINE 3375Teaching Seconday Physical Edu (PETE majors only) 6, 83
KINE 3378Adm of Kinesiology & Sport3
KINE 4363Elementary Physical Education (PETE majors only) 73
KINE 4369Adapted Physical Activity 83
Select 3 of the following restrictive elective9
Prevention & Care of Injuries 9
Team& Indv/Dual Sprt Skll Anal
Sports In Contemp Society
Gender and Sport
Select two of the following KINE Activity:2
Racquet Sports
Basketball And Soccer
Softball And Volleyball
Wgt Train & Phy Conditioning
Secondary Education Minor Required
CISE 3384The Teaching Profession (Must be taken before methods block) 103
Methods Block
CISE 4364Mth Tch Secondary Schools 113
CISE 4377Assmt Stdnt Lrng In Secondary 113
CISE 4378Content Literacy 113
CISE 4380Respon Of Pro Educator 113
Student Teaching
CIEE 4392Std Tch Elementary School3
CISE 4394Creatng Env For Lrng-Secondary 123
CISE 4396Std Tch Secondary Classroom 133
Total Hours120

 BIOL 1408 and BIOL 2401 satisfy Component Area III.


KINE 2115 satisfies one hour of Component Area IX.


CHEM 1407 has a prerequisite of CHEM 1406


PETE majors must pass the motor skills assessments to be eligible for Student Teaching.


KINE 3362 requires a prerequisite of BIOL 2401 (in Core) or BIOL 3410


KINE 3363, KINE 3373, KINE 3364, KINE 3368, and KINE 3375 require Junior Standing. 


KINE 4363 has a prerequisite of KINE 3368.  Field-based experiences required.


Field-based experiences required.


ATTR 3370 requires Junior Standing in Kinesiology or permission from Instructor. 


CISE 3384 requires 54 hours of course work completed. 


CISE 4364, CISE 4374, CISE 4377 and CISE 4378 have a prerequisite of CISE 3384, admittance to the Educator Preparation Program, and departmental approval.


CISE 4394 requires Senior Standing; completion of CISE 4364, CISE 4377CISE 4378 and CISE 4380 and admittance to the Educator Preparation Program.


CISE 4396 requires admittance to the Student Teaching Program. 


Physical Education Teacher candidates must be in the Healthy Fitness Zones of at least two of the health-related fitness components of the FITNESSGRAM battery test (body composition, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and aerobic capacity) before enrolling in student teaching (CISE 4394 and CISE 4396).