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  Oct 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Studies Bulletin

Physical Education, B.S.P.E.


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Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a B.S.P.E. in Physical Education should be able to …

  • understand physical education content and disciplinary concepts related to the development of a physically educated person.
  • understand how individuals learn and develop and can provide opportunities that support their physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development.
  • understand how individuals differ in their approaches to learning, and create appropriate instruction adapted to these differences.
  • use an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a safe learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self motivation.
  • use knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to enhance learning and engagement in physical activity settings.
  • plan and implement a variety of developmentally appropriate instructional strategies to develop physically educated individuals, based on state and national (NASPE K-12) standards.
  • understand and use assessment to foster physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of students in physical activity.
  • evaluate the effects of their actions on others (e.g., students, parents/guardians, fellow professionals), and seek opportunities to grow professionally.
  • use information technology to enhance learning and to enhance personal and professional productivity.
  • foster relationships with colleagues, parents/guardians, and community agencies to support students’ growth and well being.

Degree Requirements (124-136 Hours)

B.S. in Physical Education - Teacher Certification (124-136 hours)

  1. Carolina Core Plus Physical Education General Education (43-55 Hours)
  2. Core Requirements for Physical Education Teacher Certification (23 Hours)
  3. Teacher Certification Courses (48 Hours)
  4. Psychomotor Skills (10 Hours)

1. Carolina Core Plus Physical Education General Education (43-55 Hours)


I. Lower Division (40-46 Hours)


CMW: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Writing (6 Hours)


  • Select any two Carolina Core approved courses for CMW - Grade of C or better required

ARP: Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving (6 Hours)


  • Select any two Carolina Core approved courses for ARP - Grade of C or better required

SCI: Scientific Literacy (16 Hours)


Grade of C or better required

GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-6 Hours, depending on placement test)


  • To meet the GFL requirement, students in Physical Education complete the Carolina Core approved courses in Foreign Language (GFL) or by achieving a score of 2 or better on a USC foreign langauge placement test.

GHS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (3 Hours)


  • Select any Carolina Core approved course for GHS

GSS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Science (6 Hours)


Complete 6 hours (two courses) as follows:

AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 Hours)


  • Select any Carolina Core approved Course for AIU

II. Lower Division: Stand-alone or Overlay-Eligible Courses (3-9 Hours)


Up to two of these three requirements may be met in overlay courses. For up to two instances, a Carolina Core course meeting another core requirement may also meet one of these requirements, provided the course is approved to meet both.

CMS: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Spoken Component (0-3 Hours)


  • Select and Carolina Core approved course for CMS

INF: Information Literacy (0-3 Hours)


  • Select any Carolina Core approved course for INF

VSR: Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility (0-3 Hours)


  • Select any Carolina Core approved course for VSR

4. Psychomotor Skills (10 Hours)


Grade of C or better required

Minor (Optional)


A student may choose to complete a minor consisting of 18 credit hours of prescribed courses. The minor is intended to develop a coherent basic preparation in a second area of study. Courses applied toward general education requirements cannot be counted toward the minor. No course may satisfy both major and minor requirements. All minor courses must be passed with a grade of C or better.

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