Sport and Physical Education

Chairperson: Diane Tunnell

Bachelor of Education in Physical Education

Bachelor of Education in Sport Management

The Bachelor of Education in Physical Education curriculum primarily prepares students for Washington State Certification to teach health and physical education at the K-12 level in schools. This certification option has reciprocity with most states within the U.S. With a strong liberal arts core, courses from the Physical Education program, and coursework from the Department of Teacher Education, students master skills for entry into the teaching profession. The major also prepares students to pursue graduate studies in physical education (pedagogy or administration).

A minor in Physical Education is also available, as is a health and fitness endorsement for those students whose primary major lies in an area other than physical education. For a complete listing of courses required for teaching certification contact the Department Chair.

Students not interested in seeking teacher certification who wish to pursue careers in the fitness industry as personal trainers, fitness club programmers, fitness club managers or owners, or providers of fitness and health-related programming for individuals, groups, or corporations can complete the major in Physical Education, along with an additional 16-credit Fitness Specialist concentration, without completing the requirements for teacher certification. This concentration provides additional knowledge, skills, and hours from classes and internships to prepare for work in the fitness industry. Students will be qualified to sit for national certification exams in fitness specialties and to work as fitness professionals independently, in fitness clubs, and in community organizations that promote health and fitness.

The Bachelor of Education in Sport Management prepares students for entry level positions in sport-, fitness-, or health-related industry areas. This degree also prepares students for graduate studies in Athletic Administration, Sport Management, or related disciplines. It is strongly recommended that Sport Management majors pursue an advisor-approved minor such as business, communications, or other relevant specialty areas. During the past few years, these companies have hired our alumni, including Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB), Golden State Warriors (NBA), Portland Timbers (MLS), The University of Washington Athletics (NCAA), Colorado Rapids (MLS) Everett AquaSox (Minor League Baseball), Spokane Indians (Minor League Baseball), Idaho Stampede (D-League), and Slalom Consulting,

Activity Course Offering:  The Sport and Physical Education Department also offers a large number of activity courses (EDPE 101-189) which are open to students throughout the University. Activity courses may be repeated for credit.


B.Ed. Major in Physical Education : 51-64 Credits
Lower Division
EDPE 190 Foundations of Health, Sport and Physical Education 3 credits
EDPE 201-204 Professional Activity Labs 8 credits
EDPE 210 CPR, First Aid and Safety Education 3 credits
EDPE 220 Safety, Injury Prevention and Emergency Care 3 credits
EDPE 222 Health and Human Movement 3 credits
EDPE 224 Nutrition for Health and Fitness 3 credits
EDPE 276 and EDPE 276L Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Fitness 4 credits
Upper Division
EDPE 311 Health, Fitness, and Physical Education Teaching Procedures 3 credits
EDPE 312 Methods in Health Education 3 credits
EDPE 315 Adapted Physical Education 3 credits
EDPE 340 Psycho-Social Aspects of Sport and Exercise 3 credits
EDPE 377 and EDPE 377L Scientific Principles: Physical Education, Health and Fitness 4 credits
One of the following: 3-4 credits
   EDPE 413 Student Evaluation and Management
  EDPE 477 /L Advanced Fitness Assessment and Evaluation
EDPE 420 Motor Development 3 credits
One of the following three options:
   EDPE 495 Health and Fitness Student Teaching 12 credits
   EDPE 496A/EDPE 496B Practicum/Field Experience 2-3 credits
   EDPE 497A/EDPE 497B/EDPE 497C Field Experience 2-3 credits
EDPE 499 Comprehensive Senior Exam 0 credits



Fitness Specialist concentration: 16 credits

EDPE 202A Fitness Club Management 3 credits
EDPE 205 Sport Diversity 3 credits
EDPE 207 Technology and Professional Readings 3 credits
EDPE 378 Kinesiology for Health and Fitness 3 credits
EDPE 480 Exercise Program Planning and Implementation 3 credits
EDPE 481 Senior Seminar 1 credit



B.Ed. Major in Sport Management: 39 credits
Lower Division
EDPE 190 Foundations of Health, Sport and Physical Education
3 credits
EDPE 210 CPR, First Aid and Safety Education 3 credits
EDPE 202A PL: Health and Fitness Club Management 3 credits
EDPE 205 Sport and Activity in a Diverse Society
3 credits
EDPE 207 Sport and Fitness in the Digital Age
3 credits
EDPE 222 Health and Human Movement 3 credits
Upper Division
EDPE 321 Sport Facility Management 3 credits
EDPE 340 Psycho-Social Aspects of Sport Activity 3 credits
EDPE 400 Sport Sponsorship and Promotions 3 credits
EDPE 412 Administration of Sport and Athletics 3 credits
EDPE 414 Ethical and Legal Aspects in Sport 3 credits
EDPE 496D Sport Management Internship I 3 credits
EDPE 496E Sport Management Internship II 3 credits
EDPE 499 Comprehensive Exam 0 credits

Minor in Physical Education: 32-33 credits
Lower Division
EDPE 190 Foundations of Health, Sport and Physical Education 3 credits
EDPE 202B Strength and Aerobic Conditioning Pro-Lab 2 credits
EDPE 201, EDPE 203, or EDPE 204 Professional Activity Labs 2 credits
EDPE 210 CPR, First Aid and Safety Education 3 credits
EDPE 222 Health and Human Movement 3 credits
EDPE 276 and EDPE 276L Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Fitness 4 credits
Upper Division
EDPE 311 Health, Fitness, and Physical Education Teaching Procedures 3 credits
EDPE 315 Adaptive Physical Education 3 credits
EDPE 377 and EDPE 377L Scientific Principles: Physical Education, Health, and Fitness 4 credits
EDPE 413 Student Evaluation and Management 3 credits
EDPE 496A/EDPE 496B/EDPE 496C Practicum 2-3 credits

Minor in Sport Management: 24 credits
Lower Division
EDPE 190 Foundations of Health, Sport and Physical Education 3 credits
EDPE 205 Sport and Activity in a Diverse Society 3 credits
EDPE 207 Sport and Fitness in the Digital Age 3 credits
Upper Division
EDPE 321 Sport Facility Management 3 credits
EDPE 400 Sport Sponsorship and Promotions 3 credits
EDPE 412 Administration of Sport and Athletics 3 credits
EDPE 414 Ethical and Legal Aspects in Sport 3 credits
EDPE 496D Sport Management Internship I 3 credits

Core Curriculum of the School of Education The core curriculum or common body of knowledge of the School of Education consists of 47 credits which are common to and required of all undergraduate degree programs: the first 31 credits are from the University core; the remaining 16 credits are specific to the School of Education. Transfer students should consult the General Degree Requirements and Procedures section of this catalogue for possible modifications to the philosophy and religious studies core requirements.

University Core
  1. Thought and Expression (7 credits): ENGL 101, SPCO 101, and PHIL 101 (preferably taken in the same semester)
  2. Philosophy (9 credits): PHIL 201, PHIL 301, and PHIL elective
  3. Religious Studies (9 credits): RELI 100, RELI 200, and RELI 300 levels: one course from each level
  4. Mathematics (3 credits): MATH 100 level or above. Students pursuing teaching certification should consult their education advisor for a math course that will count toward certification and satisfy this core requirement.
  5. English Literature (3 credits): ENGL 102, ENGL 103H, ENGL 105 or ENGL 106 School of Education Core
School of Education Core
  1. Fine Arts (3 credits): at least a total three credits in VART, MUSC, or THEA
  2. Laboratory Science (4 credits): one course with laboratory in either BIOL, CHEM, PHYS, EXSC, or EDPE (Physical Education majors must take EDPE 376/EDPE 376L)
  3. Social Science (6 credits): A History course plus an elective from the following: ECON, SOCI, POLS, PSYC, HIST: as recommended by your education advisor
  4. Social Justice: Social Justice is a common component of all education coursework. This requirement can only be met by completing any course designated by the College of Arts & Sciences as a social justice course on Zagweb.