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Physical Education, Teaching Licensure (B.S.)

The coursework in the Bachelor of Science in Physical Education  addresses a wide range of content and skill areas such as physical education pedagogy, teaching of sports, motor development, motor learning, exercise science, biomechanics, and health education. A total of 120 semester hours is required in the baccalaureate degree program in physical education and health, which leads to initial teacher licensure in Virginia upon passage of the PRAXIS I, PRAXIS II, and completion of the culminating experience of the teacher candidate internship.

Physical Education, Teaching Licensure (B.S.)


Description


What is Physical Education, Teaching Licensure at ODU like?

The coursework in the Bachelor of Science in Physical Education  addresses a wide range of content and skill areas such as physical education pedagogy, teaching of sports, motor development, motor learning, exercise science, biomechanics, and health education. A total of 120 semester hours is required in the baccalaureate degree program in physical education and health, which leads to initial teacher licensure in Virginia upon passage of the PRAXIS I, PRAXIS II, and completion of the culminating experience of the teacher candidate internship.

Program Highlights


What makes Physical Education, Teaching Licensure at ODU unique?

  • State-of-the-art facilities and equipment to optimize learning opportunities

  • Experiential learning through field-based courses and student teaching

  • Award winning faculty members provide research-based knowledge and skills

  • Provides opportunities to explore coaching a school setting

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Adapted physical education teacher

High school sport coach

Physical education teacher

Physical education coordinator

Assistant principal

Courses


What are some courses offered in Physical Education, Teaching Licensure at ODU?

HPE 485:
Teacher Candidate Internship


COURSE INCLUDES A FIELD EXPERIENCE. COMPLETE A PLACEMENT REQUEST FORM AT HTTP://EDUCATION.ODU.EDU/TES - THIS COURSE REQUIRES A COMPLETED ODU CLEARANCE/BACKGROUND CHECK PRIOR TO ENTERING A SCHOOL OR COMMUNITY AGENCY WWW.ODU.EDU/TES FOR CLEARANCE PROCEDURES. TAKES 8 WEEKSn

HPE 404:
Adapted Physical Education


Students will become acquainted with the practices and researching of different disabilities, the learning modes of the exceptional child, and IDEA (the law that advocates free and appropriate education). The course will also examine how to work within the ecosystem surrounding a child with disabilities. A vital component of the course will be the practical application of theory. Prerequisites: HPE 200.

HPE 317:
Human Growth and Motor Development


This course is an examination of the physical growth and motor development of the human being over the life span. Emphasis is on the assessment of physical and cognitive development, particularly in the K-12 ages. Theory and technique for research are discussed and the use of research findings is incorporated into the assessment materials. Attention is directed toward acquisition of basic skills, perceptual-motor development, and age-related changes. Prerequisites: HPE 200.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Physical Education, Teaching Licensure at ODU?

Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Physical Education, Teaching Licensure should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • All students must apply for and be admitted into the approved Health and Physical Education teacher preparation program. Students must meet the required criteria for admission by passing the Virginia Board of Education Prescribed Entry Assessments and earn the minimum required grade point averages (GPA).

  • HPE 301W  must be passed with a grade of C or higher, and all other Health and Physical education courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher.

  • All professional education courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher.

For admission to the Physical Education, Teaching Licensure program


GPA:

A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.


Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 374

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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Contact


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Lecturer


Name:

Katelyn Makovec


Location:

2030 STUDENT RECREATION CTR, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-3355


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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