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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.
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
Adapted physical education teacher
High school sport coach
Physical education teacher
Physical education coordinator
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
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.
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.
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.
A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.
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.
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