Physical Education and Health Teacher Education with K–12 Licensure, B.S.

Overall Requirements

  • 122-128 credit hours, to include at least 36 credits at or above the 300 course level
  • All KIN courses must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher. No required KIN course may be taken more than twice. Students who receive a grade below C twice in the same KIN prefix course will be withdrawn from the KIN major. 

Degree Program Requirements

University Requirements
General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

Major Requirements

The Physical Education and Health Teacher Education major leads to dual licensure for teaching in North Carolina and most other states. The dual licensure program prepares a student to teach physical education and health in grades K–12. Throughout the program there are opportunities for active observation, assisting teachers, peer and small group teaching, and a culminating student teaching experience with public school students, including those with special needs.

A second academic concentration in Healthful Living is required for completion of this concentration.

Student Learning Goals

Students completing this program will understand physical education and health content, disciplinary concepts, dispositions and tools of inquiry related to how individuals learn and develop physical literacy, movement skills, and lead healthy lifestyles. They will demonstrate effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques. They will be able to plan and implement a variety of developmentally appropriate instructional strategies, and use both formal and informal assessment to inform instructional practice. A focus will be on becoming a reflective practitioner who collaborates with others and seeks opportunities to grow professionally.

Required36
Lifetime Wellness
Introduction to Kinesiology
Strength Training and/or Conditioning
Critical Analyses for a Physically Active Society
Injuries and Illnesses in Physical Activity
Assessment and Evaluation in Kinesiology
Physiology of Sport and Physical Activity
Biomechanics of Sport and Physical Activity
Instructional Methods of Physical Activity
Motor Development and Learning
Psychology of Physical Activity
Activity Courses *
Sports Performance: Racquet Sports
Recreational Games
Select two courses from two activity areas of the following:
Aquatics:
Swimming for Non-Swimmers
Beginning Swimming
Bowling:
Beginning Bowling
Rock Climbing:
Rock Climbing
Soccer:
Beginning Soccer
Intermediate Soccer
Tae Kwon Do:
Tae Kwon Do
Ultimate Frisbee:
Ultimate
Volleyball:
Beginning Volleyball
Intermediate Volleyball
Second Academic Concentration Requirements
In addition to the related area requirements listed below, students in this concentration must complete a second academic concentration consisting of 18 credits of course work in Healthful Living
Introductory Nutrition ††
Human Sexuality
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
Adolescent Health
Lifetime Wellness
Instructional Strategies for School Health Education
Related Area and Teacher Licensure Requirements **
Principles of Biology I ††
Clinical Human Anatomy
Human Anatomy
Clinical Human Physiology
Human Physiology
Introduction to Communication Studies †††
Dance Appreciation ††††
General Psychology
Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning
Additional Concentration Requirements
Sports Performance: Racquet Sports
Recreational Games
Observation and Analysis of Fundamental Movement
Healthful Living Pedagogy for Elementary School Teaching
Curriculum and Teaching: Children’s Physical Education
Physical Education for Individuals with Special Needs
Recreation Services with Underrepresented Groups
Curriculum and Teaching: Secondary School Physical Education
Teaching Physical Education and Health Internship
Student Teaching and Seminar in Physical Education

Additional Requirements

Course Restrictions
  1. Admission
    Students who have not been admitted to this program may not enroll in the courses listed below.
     
    Curriculum and Teaching: Children’s Physical Education
    Curriculum and Teaching: Secondary School Physical Education
    Teaching Physical Education and Health Internship
    Student Teaching and Seminar in Physical Education
  2. UNC Greensboro
    The courses listed below must be taken at UNC Greensboro for graduation and licensure
    Curriculum and Teaching: Children’s Physical Education
    Curriculum and Teaching: Secondary School Physical Education
    Teaching Physical Education and Health Internship
    Student Teaching and Seminar in Physical Education
  3. Certification
    Certification in First Aid and CPR must be current for the courses listed below.
    Curriculum and Teaching: Children’s Physical Education
    Curriculum and Teaching: Secondary School Physical Education
    Teaching Physical Education and Health Internship
    Student Teaching and Seminar in Physical Education
  4. Professional Liability Insurance
    Professional Liability Insurance is required for the courses listed below.
    Curriculum and Teaching: Children’s Physical Education
    Physical Education for Individuals with Special Needs
    Curriculum and Teaching: Secondary School Physical Education
    Teaching Physical Education and Health Internship
    Student Teaching and Seminar in Physical Education
  5. Minimum grade
    To qualify for graduation in this concentration, all majors must achieve a grade of C (2.0) or better in each required course with a KIN prefix and those listed below.
     
    Human Anatomy
    Human Physiology
Other Restrictions
  • A minimum GPA of 2.50 is required for entry (application required) into and continued enrollment in the Physical Education and Health Teacher Education (PEHTE) Program. Evidence of 20 hours of working with children in a physical activity setting is also required for admittance to the PEHTE program. A 3.0 GPA is also required for entry into the UNCG’s Teacher Education program (application required) and for licensure by the State of North Carolina. Passing Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators scores (fee) are also required for entry into the UNCG’s Teacher Education Program.
  • A departmental application process is required to enter the program. Prior to acceptance into the Physical Education and Health Teacher Education Program, students will be classified as pre-Kinesiology majors.
  • A background check (fee) will be required for entry into the UNC Greensboro Teacher Education program and/or prior to any practical experience in the school setting.
  • Liability Insurance (fee) will be required prior to any practical experience with children on campus or in a school setting.
  • Students are required to pay a student teaching special fee prior to their student teaching experience.
  • First Aid and CPR (fee) certification is required and must remain current for the entire student teaching experience (Student Teaching and Seminars in Physical Education).
  • To qualify for graduation in this major and licensure, all majors must complete a Taskstream Portfolio (fee).
  • To qualify for graduation in this major and licensure, all majors must attempt the Praxis II: Health and Physical Education: Content Knowledge test. For additional information about the Praxis II, please see the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction website at http://www.ncpublicschools.org/licensure.
  • Licensure application must be submitted through the UNC Greensboro Teacher Education program at the completion of the PEHTE program (fee).
  • To graduate, all majors must obtain at least 36 credits in courses at the 300 level or above.
  • Students in this major who do not graduate within 7 years or who leave school and later reenter are held to the current program requirements at the time of crossing from the seventh to the 8th year, or are held to the current program requirements during the year of reentry.
  • Appeals of any of these requirements must be filed with the appropriate departmental committee within one academic year.

Electives

Students will need to take elective hours prior to graduation. The number of electives needed varies based on course selection and any transfer credits. At least 122 credit hours are required to graduate. Students must complete at least 15 credits of electives with at least 6 credits coming from KIN courses.