Physical Education General Physical Education Option
Bachelor of Science - Physical Education
General Physical Education Option
Units required for Major: 66 - 75
All of which must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
Minimum total units for the BS: 120
Note: Additional units may be required to meet the CSUS foreign language requirement.
The physical education concentration is designed mainly to prepare students for a teaching career in physical education. The student who completes the program in physical education will have the breadth and depth of knowledge regarding developmentally appropriate physical education. Students will understand the aesthetics of movement and human performance and the meaningfulness of physical activity in lifelong learning. Additionally, the student will gain knowledge of the historical and philosophical factors that relate to performance, fitness, and wellness.
There are two options within the concentration that are available to all students. First, the Blended Credential option provides students with the course work for both subject matter content and pedagogy for teaching physical education at the K-12 level. Students who choose this option will graduate with the course work necessary for a Single Subject Physical Education California Teaching Credential, except for the student teaching requirement and seminars. Second, the General Physical Education option meets the standards for subject matter preparation and will allow students to pursue the Physical Education Teaching Credential at other institutions or alternative careers.
Note: Due to policy changes from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and the Federal No Child Left Behind mandate, the Physical Education Concentration periodically is reviewed and changed to meet current state and federal standards. Consult a Physical Education Concentration Advisor for details and course requirements once they are available; please see http://aaweb.csus.edu/catalog/.
Please see the University Catalog for the most up to date cirriculum requirements for this program.
For information on transferring course credits from a California public community college or university, visit www.assist.org.
Students who do not apply to the Physical Education Blended Credential Option will automatically be considered enrolled in the Physical Education General Option.
Students must complete 8 elective units of upper division KINS units with approval of the Physical Education Concentration advisor. This option does not permit the 9-unit GE upper division and GE Area exemptions.