May 22, 2024  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Education and School Health Major, BS

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Department Programs List

Program Director
P. Stefan Ward, PhD, physical education, pedagogy

Program Advisors
Judy Beard, PhD, school health, pedagogy
Heidi Henschel Pellett, EdD, physical education, pedagogy
Tanjian Liang, PhD, physical education, pedagogy
Kirk Mathias, EdD, physical education, pedagogy
Mark Perez, EdD, health education, pedagogy
P. Stefan Ward, PhD, physical education, pedagogy

This major satisfies the Washington State endorsement for K-12 health/fitness.

Admission Description and Requirements
This major is designed for students interested in teaching physical education and school health education for grades K-12. Students will receive experiences in physical education and health education content, pedagogy, movement applications, and practicums in the major. Students taking this major for teaching are required to apply to the Teacher Certification Program and complete the Professional Education Program requirements offered through the Department of Educational Foundations and Curriculum. The following additional requirements also apply:

  1. Classes in this major are organized over six consecutive quarters and must be taken in sequence.
  2. Students must receive a letter grade of “C” or higher for all courses in the major and students who receive less than a “C” grade in any class that is a prerequisite for others will not be permitted to continue in the major.
  3. Students must pass the WEST E exam in health and fitness to receive a K-12 WA endorsement.
  4. All students completing this program are required to demonstrate knowledge, skill, and disposition proficiencies through a program portfolio prior to student teaching.
  5. Students may also graduate with a non-teaching BS degree in physical education and school health.
  6. Professional dress requirements apply to many classes in this major. Students must comply with these requirements to participate in the program.

See the physical education, school, and public health website for more information:

For the major application procedure, contact the physical education and school health program director.

Required Courses

Total Credits: 85

Professional Education Program Credits: 50

Professional Education Program  

Total Credits: 135

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Department Programs List