B.Ed Major in Kinesiology & Physical Education

The Bachelor of Education in Kinesiology & Physical Education curriculum prepares students for Washington State Certification to teach health and fitness at the elementary or secondary levels in schools. This certification is also widely accepted by other states throughout the country. With a strong liberal arts core, courses from the Kinesiology & Physical Education program and course work in education from the Department of Teacher Education, students master skills for entry into the teaching profession in K-12 schools, and they oftentimes will coach a sport at their school. The major also prepares students to pursue graduate studies in physical education (pedagogy or administration).

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Foundations of H.S.P.E.

Overview of the historical and philosophical foundations of health, fitness, sport, and physical education. Introduction to careers and professional preparation in related fields.

Foundations of H.S.P.E. 3 credits
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EDPE 201: Team Sports & Aquatics

Exposure to the basic skills, terminology and concepts, rules, and strategies necessary to participate in selected team sports and aquatics as well as teaching and assessment techniques appropriate for instruction in team sports and aquatics. Emphasis will be placed upon both traditional and non-traditional team sports commonly taught in the public schools and recreation settings. Fall, even years.

*Prerequisite: EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D and EDPE 311 Minimum Grade: D


EDPE 202B: Strength & Cardiovascular Conditioning

Introduces the elements of strength and cardiovascular conditioning programs for individuals and groups. Students will learn to design, implement, and evaluate these elements in peer teaching situations. Spring, even years.

*Prerequisite: EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D or EDPE 311 Minimum Grade: D


EDPE 203: Individual Sports & Dance

Exposure to basic skills, terminology and concepts, rules, and strategies necessary to participate in selected individual sports; and exposure to several types of dance, dance terminology, positions, and movements, as well as teaching and assessment techniques appropriate for instruction in individual sports and dance. Emphasis will be placed upon both traditional and non-traditional activities commonly taught in the public schools and recreation settings. Fall, odd years.

*Prerequisite: EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D and EDPE 311 Minimum Grade: D


EDPE 204: Leisure & Elementary Physical Education

Exposure to basic skills, terminology and concepts, rules, and strategies necessary to participate in selected leisure activities and a variety of activities appropriate for elementary age youth. In addition, teaching and assessment techniques appropriate for instruction in leisure activities and elementary activities will be emphasized. Emphasis will be placed upon both traditional and non-traditional activities commonly taught in the public schools and recreation settings. Spring, odd years.

*Prerequisite: EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D and EDPE 311 Minimum Grade: D

Professional Activity Labs EDPE 201: Team Sports & Aquatics EDPE 202B: Strength & Cardiovascular Conditioning EDPE 203: Individual Sports & Dance EDPE 204: Leisure & Elementary Physical Education 8 credits
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CPR, First Aid, AED

This course provides preparation in the basic knowledge and skills involved in recognizing and responding to a variety of emergencies and life-threatening situations, including training in evaluation and providing basic care for victims of injury and/or sudden illness until professional medical help arrives (CPR , AED and First Aid). Additionally, students receive instruction and practice in the prevention of common injuries. Safety and health education issues are studied with their application to prevention in the community, home and workplace settings. Students receive American Red Cross Certification in First Aid/CPR/AED. Fall and Spring.

CPR, First Aid, AED 3 credits
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Methods in Health Education

Prepare future K-12 health, fitness and physical educators to develop and implement health programs that will meet the needs of all their students. Introduction and application of a variety of teaching styles and strategies, classroom/group management skills, assessment protocol, and program activities appropriate for health will be covered. It will also allow students to observe, review, plan, and deliver instruction, evaluate instruction and provide meaningful learning experiences to a diverse population in specific educational programs. Particular attention will be given to national and state objectives and standards.

*Prerequisite: EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D and EDPE 311 Minimum Grade: D

*Concurrent: EDPE 497C

Secondary Health Methods 3 credits
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Ergonomics in Sport and Physical Activity

Safety procedures in education/health/fitness related settings, applicable policies and regulations, theories surrounding injury prevention in sport and activity, and immediate care for injuries should they occur. EDPE 276 and 276L strongly encouraged as prerequisite.

*Prerequisite: EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D

Ergonomics in Sport and Physical Activity 3 credits
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Health and Human Movement

Investigation of the factors affecting healthful living and wellness, including mental, emotional, physical, social, spiritual, and environmental health.

Health and Human Movement 3 credits
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Nutrition for Health and Fitness

A basis for understanding the current research and advances that promote healthy lifestyles and fitness through proper nutrition. Emphasis will be given to how food, metabolism, and lifestyle choices interact in humans to increase or reduce poor health and risk of disease.

*Prerequisite: EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D

Nutrition for Health and Fitness 3 credits
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EDPE 276 Anat & Physio for Hlth/Fitness

An introductory course emphasizing an understanding of anatomical and physiological structure and function of the major systems of the human body. Primary focus will be on the musculoskeletal, nervous, circulatory, and respiratory systems as they relate to fitness, health, and disease conditions in the human body. Must be concurrently enrolled in EDPE 276L. Fall.

*Prerequisite: EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D

*Concurrent: EDPE 276L


EDPE 276L Anat&Phys for Hlth/Fit Lab

Laboratory experience dealing with the structure and function of tissues, organs, and organ systems in the human body. Hands-on lab experience with models, and microscopes. Must be taken concurrently with EDPE 276. Fall.

*Concurrent: EDPE 276

Anatomical and Physiological Principles of Health and Fitness 4 credits
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Health, Fitness, and Physical Ed. Teach. Procedures

Prepare future K-12 health, fitness and physical educators to develop and implement educational programs that will meet the needs of all their students. Introduction and application of a variety of teaching styles and strategies, classroom/group management skills, assessment protocol, and program activities appropriate for health, fitness and physical education will be covered. Students will also be involved in observing, reviewing, planning, and delivering instruction, evaluating instruction and providing meaningful learning experiences to a diverse population. Particular attention will be given to national and state objectives and standards.

*Prerequisite: EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D

*Concurrent: EDPE 497A

Health, Fitness, and Physical Ed. Teach. Procedures 3 credits
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Adapted Physical Education

A course dealing with mental and physical disabilities that affect the cognitive, affective and physical development of youth. Physical activities, instructional strategies, and assessment protocol will be presented.

*Prerequisite: EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D and EDPE 311 Minimum Grade: D

Adapted Physical Education 3 credits
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Psycho-Social Aspects of Sport and Exercise

The application of psychological principles and sociological research to areas of sport, exercise performance, physical activity, teams, and coaching. Topics of discussion will include: personality, self-confidence, motivation, commitment aggression and interaction. Addresses practical issues of dealing with anxiety, arousal, and stress and the development of coping strategies.

*Prerequisite: EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D

Psycho-Social Aspects of Sport and Exercise 3 credits
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EDPE 377 Sci Princ: Phys Ed, Hlth & Fit

Physiological response to exercise, basic field tests to assess fitness levels, and interpretation of findings. Introduction to health risk and screening. Must be concurrently enrolled in EDPE 377L. Spring.

*Prerequisite: (EDPE 276 Minimum Grade: D and EDPE 276L Minimum Grade: D) EDPE 376 Minimum Grade: D

*Concurrent: EDPE 377L


EDPE 377L Sci Princ Lab:Phy Ed, Hlth&Fit

Laboratory experience designed to allow the student to put into practice the principles studied in EDPE 377. Students will conduct and participate in a variety of physiologic testing for aerobic capacity, strength, endurance, body composition, flexibility, and health related measures of fitness. Findings will be utilized in analysis and evaluation of health related fitness. Must be taken concurrently with EDPE 377. Spring.

*Prerequisite: EDPE 276 Minimum Grade: D and EDPE 276L Minimum Grade: D

*Concurrent: EDPE 377

Scientific Principles of Health and Physical Ed. 4 credits
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EDPE 413 Student Evaluation & Mgmt

A continuation of EDPE 311 focusing on curriculum theories, assessment protocol, student behavior, candidate professionalism, and liability, as they relate to the field of physical education, health, and fitness. Particular attention will be given to national and state objectives and standards

*Prerequisite: EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D and EDPE 311 Minimum Grade: D

*Concurrent: EDPE 497B

Student Evaluation and Management 3 credits
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Abuse Prevention

This course will provide students an awareness of the incidence of abuse and the knowledge and skills needed to execute their professional roles and responsibilities, as K-12 educators, in dealing with children who have suffered abuse and neglect. Reporting mandates and legal protection afforded in executing these mandates will also be covered.

*Prerequisite: EDTE 221E Minimum Grade: D or EDTE 221S Minimum Grade: D or EDPE 311 Minimum Grade: D

Abuse Prevention 1 credit
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Motor Development

An overview covering the theories of motor development and practical application of these theories as they pertain to the acquisition of movement capabilities for individuals during their life span. Information will also be provided for the cognitive and affective domains as they affect motor development. Offered Spring, Odd Years.

*Prerequisite: EDPE 190 Minimum Grade: D

Motor Development 3 credits
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Practicum/Field Experience

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Practicum/Field Experience 3 credits
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Comprehensive Senior Exam

A final exam required of all Sport Management and Physical Education majors in his/her final semester of coursework. The type of exam will be dictated by the student’s program of study and a fee for the exam may be required. Contact the Department Chair for specific information.

Comprehensive Senior Exam 0 credits
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Student Teaching Seminar

Individualized study that is project based. The study will result in a practical application of educational theory. The project or a written report of the project will be submitted to the professor for evaluation.

Student Teaching Seminar 1 credit
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Student Teaching

An intensive field experience in which the teacher candidate assumes full responsibility as a health and fitness educator under the direction of a University supervisor and cooperating teacher. Prerequisites: Completion of all endorsement coursework, passage of the West B and completion of the West E endorsement test prior to student teaching.

*Prerequisite: EDPE 311 Minimum Grade: D

Student Teaching 12 credits

A student wishing to pursue teaching certification must also complete the following:

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Foundations of American Education

This course provides an overview of the teaching profession. It is designed as an exploration of teaching as a career choice, serving as an introduction to various philosophical positions regarding education, the laws that affect students and teachers, the global and historical background of our current educational systems, and the issues concerned with recognizing, accepting, and affirming diversity.

Foundations of American Education 3 credits
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Learning Theories

This course is designed to introduce the undergraduate teacher candidate to theories of learning. The contributions of behaviorism, humanistic psychology, and cognitive psychology will be examined in order to give a basis for critically analyzing how and why human development and growth occur in the teaching/learning act. Based on the dynamics of respect for individual differences within the learning community, prior learning, and authentic scholarly exploration of historical and current literature, student teacher candidates will be able to articulate, develop, and seek alternatives to their theories-in-use.

*Prerequisite: EDTE 101 Minimum Grade: D

Learning Theories 3 credits
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Teaching in the Middle School

The purpose of this course is to help the prospective middle level/secondary teacher candidate develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of early adolescents. The middle school reform movement and the developmental characteristics and needs of adolescents provide a framework for this course.

*Prerequisite: EDTE 101 Minimum Grade: D

*Concurrent: EDTE 221L EDTE 221S

Teaching in the Middle School 3 credits
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Discipline Specific Literacy

This course presents the theory and practice for developing interdisciplinary literacy in secondary classrooms including the structure and development of language and its effective expression in specific disciplines are presented in this course. In particular, students gain competencies in working with texts, supporting academic language development, and adapting instruction to make it accessible to English language learners.

*Concurrent: EDTE 315 EDTE 418L

Discipline Specific Literacy 3 credits
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Special Education Seminar

The purpose of this course is to review and reinforce information regarding student with disabilities and the laws and procedures that govern their education. Candidates will enhance skills through a seminar format in accordance to the mandates of the 2004 IDEiA and its linkages to regular education teachers.

Prerequisite: EDTE 496E Minimum Grade: D or EDTE 496S Minimum Grade: D

*Concurrent: EDTE 495

Special Education Seminar 1 credit
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Classroom Management and Communication

Student teacher candidates are provided with strategies to manage the secondary classroom, to create a motivated classroom climate, to communicate with student teacher candidates, parents, school, and community agencies, and to deal effectively with problem situations, management, instructional approaches, and corrective measures. Teacher as leader will be the primary metaphor which requires candidates to investigate the role of power and communication in teaching.

Prerequisite: EDTE 221S Minimum Grade: D and EDTE 221L Minimum Grade: D and EDTE 241 Minimum Grade: D

*Concurrent: EDTE 454L

Classroom Management and Communication 3 credits

Due to state regulations, these requirements may change. Consult the Department Chair for complete requirements.