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Health and Physical Education Teacher Licensure Program (PK?12)

Admission

Students are selected once a year in the spring for fall semester admission. Submit an application. All materials are due on February 1. Students are notified of decisions in writing on or before April 1. Students who plan to teach health and physical education must meet the following requirements:

1. Applicants must have completed at least 50 hours by the time of application. The cumulative grade-point average must be at least 2.5.

2. The following courses (50 credit hours), or KU equivalents for transfer students, must be completed before the application deadline:

ENGL 101 (or exemption) and ENGL 102 or ENGL 105 (must be a total of 6 hours of composition) 6
COMS 130 Speaker-Audience Communication 3
Mathematics (2 courses, usually 6 hours, depending on placement). The second course should have MATH 101 as a prerequisite and may be MATH 105, MATH 106, MATH 111, MATH 115, or a higher-level mathematics course, but may not be MATH 103, MATH 104, MATH 109, or MATH 110 6
BIOL 100 and BIOL 102 (Lab) or BIOL 103 (Lab, Honors) 4
BIOL 240 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy 3
PSYC 104 General Psychology 3
1 social sciences course and 1 humanities course from the principal course list. (Students are advised to take a non-Western culture course that will also count in social sciences or humanities.) 6
HSES 201 Team Sports 2
HSES 202 Individual and Dual Sports 2
HSES 214 Physical Education Activities for Elementary School Children 3
HSES 244 The History and Foundations of Physical Education 3
HSES 260 Personal and Community Health 3
HSES 330 Principles of Nutrition and Health (3) or
HSES 482 Drugs in Society (3)
3
HSES 453 Communicable and Degenerative Diseases (3) or
HSES 489 Health and Human Sexuality (3)
3

3. Applicants must have cumulative grade-point averages of at least 2.75 in the courses above to qualify for admission. No grade lower than C is acceptable in English, mathematics, or communication studies.

4. A student must pass all 3 sections of the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) before submitting application materials. Passing scores are 172 in mathematics, 173 in reading, and 172 in writing.

Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST)

Passing scores on all 3 portions of the PPST are required at the time of application. Students usually take the PPST in spring of the first year or fall of the second year. Students who do not receive passing scores may retake portions of the PPST. The paper/pencil version of the PPST normally is administered 6 times a year; applications to register for the test are due at least a month in advance. The computerized version is taken by appointment; contact Testing Services, 2150 Watkins Memorial Health Center, 785-864-2768. The test administrator discards PPST scores periodically. Request that test scores be reported to KU, and check to make sure scores are on file.

PPST applications and information are available from Testing Services, 2150 Watkins Memorial Health Center, 785-864-2768. The Learning Resource Center, 110 J.R. Pearson Hall, has additional PPST information and sample questions.

Pre-Block Courses (65-66 credit hours)

Language Arts and Communication (9 hours)

ENGL 101 Composition (or exemption) 3
ENGL 102 Critical Reading and Writing 3
COMS 130 Speaker-Audience Communication 3

Behavioral Science (3 hours)

PSYC 104 General Psychology 3

Social Sciences and Humanities (9 hours)

Select 2 social sciences courses from the principal course list 6
Select 1 humanities course from the principal course list 3
(Students are advised to take a required non-Western culture course as the social sciences or humanities course.)  

Science and Mathematics (17-18 hours)

BIOL 100 Principles of Biology 3
BIOL 102 Principles of Biology Laboratory
1
BIOL 240 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy 3
1 course from the natural sciences (earth or physical science) principal course list 4-5
Mathematics (usually 6 hours, depending on placement) The second course should have MATH 101 as a prerequisite and may be MATH 105, MATH 106, MATH 111, MATH 115, or a higher-level mathematics course, but may not be MATH 103, MATH 104, MATH 109, or MATH 110 6

Physical Education and Health Content Courses (27 credit hours)

HSES 201 Team Sports 2
HSES 202 Individual and Dual Sports 2
HSES 214 Physical Education Activities for Elementary School Children 3
HSES 244 The History and Foundations of Physical Education 3
HSES 248 First Aid 2
HSES 260 Personal and Community Health 3
HSES 330 Principles of Nutrition and Health 3
HSES 453 Communicable and Degenerative Diseases 3
HSES 482 Drugs in Society 3
HSES 489 Health and Human Sexuality 3

Block Courses

A grade of C or higher is required for asterisked (*) courses below.

Block 1

Fall Semester, Junior Year (15 credit hours)

*HSES 302 Practicum in Adaptive Health and Physical Education for Elementary and Secondary Students 2
*HSES 315 Health and Fitness Technology 2
HSES 340 Instructional Strategies in Motor Learning 2
*HSES 573 Introduction to School and Community Health 3
HSES 369 Kinesiology 3
SPED 326 Teaching Exceptional Children and Youth in General Education 3

Block 1 Field Experience: Adapted PE Practicum (30 clock hours). Serve as a teaching aide for an adapted physical educator in a local district.

Block 2

Spring Semester, Junior Year (15 credit hours)

BIOL 246 Principles of Human Physiology 3
C&T 359 Basic Processes of Reading 1
HSES 108 Basic Skill Instruction in: (Fitness elective) 1
HSES 210 Instruction and Analysis in Swimming 1
*HSES 320 Methods of Teaching Physical Education 3
*HSES 558 Creative Movement and Dance Appreciation 3
*HSES 565 Methods and Materials in Health Education 3

Block 2 Field Experience: Health Teaching Practicum (30 clock hours). Serve as a teaching aide in a middle, junior high, or high school health classroom.

Block 3

Fall Semester, Senior Year (15 credit hours)

C&T 325 Education in a Multicultural Society 3
ELPS 450 Foundations of Education 3
*HSES 380 Sociology of Sport 3
*HSES 410 Program Design in Physical Education 3
HSES 672 Exercise Physiology 3

Block 3 Field Experience: PE Teaching Practicum (30 clock hours). Serve as a teaching aide in an elementary, middle, or junior high PE classroom.

Note: During Block 3, students are strongly encouraged to take both the Health and the Physical Education PRAXIS examinations.

To progress to Block 4, all assessments must be completed at an acceptable level. A graduation check is required to verify that all course work is completed with a minimum grade-point average of 2.75.

Block 4

Field Experience, Spring Semester, Senior Year (16 credit hours)

HSES 500 Student Teaching 14
HSES 501 Seminar in Teaching Health and Physical Education 2

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