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Physical Education/Health P-12

BA Degree

Linda Young, EdD, Chair, Education Division
Goodhue Academic Center, Room 102
(270) 384-8135  youngl@lindsey.edu

Todd Farmer, EdD, Program Coordinator
Goodhue Academic Center, Room 105
(270) 384-7331  farmert@lindsey.edu 


Unit Mission Statement

The mission of the Education division is to prepare candidates in a Christian learning environment with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required to be successful, reflective teacher-leaders in the 21st century.


Graduation Requirements

Depending upon the general education program pursued, students must earn either 120 or 128 credit hours to meet graduation requirements.  Some courses taken for the major may simultaneously fulfill general education requirements.  Please see the Graduation Requirements (bachelor's degrees) section of this catalog for information on the general education programs.


Entrance Criteria

As part of the admission criteria for the Education program, candidates must have completed the following required courses with a grade of C or higher:

  • Public Speaking (COMM 2103) or equivalent transfer course for Demonstration of Communication competency;
  • Writing Studies I (ENGL 1013), unless waiver requirements are met, Writing Studies II (ENGL 1023), or equivalent transfer course for Demonstration of Communication competency; and
  • General education mathematics course, unless waiver requirements are met, as determined by the candidate's general education program.


Program Requirements:  88 hours

To earn a Physical Education/Health P-12 degree, students will complete a minimum of 31 hours of Physical Education courses, 18 hours of Health courses, and 36 hours of Education courses in addition to completing the appropriate general education program.

A.  Prerequisites:  3 hours

  • Principles of Psychology (PSYC 1003) is a prerequisite for EDUC 3123 and PSYC 3103 -- 3 hours

B.  Core Requirements -- Physical Education:  31 hours

  • Foundations of Health & Physical Education (PHED 2053) -- 3 hours
  • Motor Learning & Development (PHED 2133) -- 3 hours
  • Fitness, Wellness & Conditioning (PHED 2553) -- 3 hours
  • Psychology/Sociology of PE/Sport (PHED 3002) -- 2 hours
  • Exercise Physiology (PHED 3013) -- 3 hours
  • Kinesiology (PHED 3023) -- 3 hours
  • Adaptive Physical Education for PE/Health Majors (PHED 3143) -- 3 hours
  • Skills & Techniques of Team & Lifetime Activities (PHED 3163) -- 3 hours
  • School Health, Nutrition & Physical Education (PHED 3203) -- 3 hours
  • Fundamentals of Coaching (PHED 3402) -- 2 hours
  • Methods/Materials of Physical Education/Health (PHED 4023) -- 3 hours

C.  Core Requirements -- Health Education:  18 hours

  • First Aid (PHED 1201) -- 1 hour
  • Basic Injury Care for the Coach & Trainer (PHED 2012) -- 2 hours
  • Nutrition (PHED 2013) -- 3 hours
  • Personal, School & Community Health (PHED 2253) -- 3 hours
  • Epidemiology (PHED 3103) -- 3 hours
  • Contemporary Health Issues (PHED 4103) -- 3 hours 
  • Lifespan Development (PSYC 3103) -- 3 hours

D.  Professional Preparation -- Education:  36 hours

  • The Teaching Profession (EDUC 2123) -- 3 hours
  • Introduction to the Educational Technology (EDUC 2713) -- 3 hours
  • Principles of Lifelong Learning (EDUC 3123) -- 3 hours
  • Fundamentals of Secondary Education (EDUC 3403) -- 3 hours
  • Reading & Writing in the Content Areas 5-12 (EDUC 3523) -- 3 hours
  • Measurement & Assessment in Education (EDUC 4103) -- 3 hours
  • Classroom Management P-5 & P-12 (EDUC 4263) or Classroom Management 5-9 & 8-12 (EDUC 4463) -- 3 hours
  • Supervised Student Teaching (EDUC 4600) -- 12 hours
  • Practicum (EDUC 4603) -- 3 hours


Exit Assessment

  Graduation requirements for candidates are as follows:

  1. Minimum 2.5 Cumulative GPA (2.75 for candidates entering after Fall 2012);
  2. Minimum 2.5 Content/Emphasis Area GPA (2.75 for candidates entering after Fall 2012);
  3. Minimum 2.5 Professional Education GPA (2.75 for candidates entering after Fall 2012);
  4. Completion of the appropriate PRAXIS Principles of Teaching and Learning  (PTL) exam and the appropriate content exam(s) as required by state regulation;
  5. Successful completion of all program requirements and assessments;
  6. Successful completion of Supervised Student Teaching (EDUC 4600), including all course requirements with positive evaluations; and
  7. Successful completion of Stage III Exit Portfolio.


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