Physical Education—Initial Certificate (Grades K-12), BS

General Education Program
Writing (WR)3
Discrete Mathematics
Quantitative Literacy (QR)3-4
Oral Communications (OC)3
Fitness/Health (FH)2-3
Health Issues
Information, Technology & Media Literacy (ITML)3
Religious Studies (RS)3
Freshman Seminar (FS)1
Humanistic & Creative Expression (HCE)6
Natural & Physical World (NPW)6-10
Anatomy and Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology II
Philosophical, Ethical & Moral Dimensions (PEM)6
Environment & Human Experience (SEH)6
World Heritage & Global Perspectives (WHG)6
Physical Education Major
ED-1201Foundations of Education3
ED-2020Educational Psychology3
Select one of the following courses:3
Methods of Instruction in Secondary Education
Methods of Effective Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom (1-6)
ED-3000Teaching With Technology3
Select three of the following courses:6
Teaching Soccer/Volleyball
"Skills Activities II: Basketball, Baseball, Softball"
Floor Hockey
Skills Activities: Track & Field
Select one of the following courses:2
Beginning Swimming
Fitness Swimming
PE-2202History and Principles of Physical Education2
PE-2208Kinesiology3
PE-3100Evaluation of Physical Education2
PE-3200Biomechanics2
PE-3304Organization and Administration of Physical Education2
PE-3305Physiology of Exercise3
PE-3308Motor Learning3
PE-3322Introduction to Legal Issues3
PE-4300"Curriculum and Methods of Instruction in PE, K-12"3
PE-4302Physical Education for Students With Special Needs3
PE-4616Psychology of Sport3
PE-4990Supervised Student Teaching 16
PSY-1103Developmental Psych I: Child/Adolescent3
Select two foreign language courses in sequence6
HS-1206Safety and First Aid3
HS-1207Nutrition3
Liberal Arts 23
Total Hours121-127

The General Education Program is the academic cornerstone of St. Francis College and affirms its mission to graduate educated, well-rounded students to enter and participate in a changing and culturally diverse world.

As an integrated program of studies, it focuses on developing the skills expected of a liberally educated person. It provides students with a broadly-based foundation outside their areas of specialization, an understanding of how various disciplines intersect and differ, and assists in cultivating a disposition for lifelong learning.

Institutional Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate sensitivity to creative expression
  2. Communicate ideas and information through written, oral, visual and digital media
  3. Employ critical and analytical skills
  4. Value diverse perspectives of the human experience
  5. Implement information, technology and media literacy
  6. Demonstrate quantitative literacy

Foundation Courses- First Year College (18 credits)

To ensure refinement of basic reasoning and cognitive skills needed for successful completion of any college degree program, the general education program requires 18 credits in foundational courses targeting student learning outcomes (SLOs) in writing; quantitative reasoning; oral communications; information, technology, and media literacy; fitness or health; religious studies; and the Freshman Seminar. Each student is required to successfully complete one course in each of the areas of the First Year College.

Bodies of Knowledge (30 credits)

A selection of 30 credits in broad areas of inquiry, designated as Bodies of Knowledge, allow students the flexibility to gain breadth and depth in a field outside of a major. Each student is required to successfully complete two different courses in each of the five Bodies of Knowledge.