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Physical Education: Teaching K-12 Health Fitness Endorsement, B.S.

Additional Links & Information: Minor . Health/Fitness Matrix . Approval Form . CWU Catalog Description
New Program Info.: Standards Assessment Overview PDF  Physical Edu. and School Health Course List ( 2009 - 2010 ) PDF . Program Minutes

This major satisfies the Washington state endorsement for health/fitness.

Admission Requirements:
Students may enter the physical education major in either the fall or winter quarters. Fall quarter admittance is recommended. Graduating students may receive a Washington state K-12 teaching endorsement in heath and fitness. Students complete the physical education major as part of a cohort group. Students considering this major should contact the PE program director before beginning the program. The following additional requirements also apply:
  • Classes in this major are organized over six-quarters and must be taken in sequence.
  • Students who receive less than a C grade in any classes that are prerequisites for others will not be permitted to continue in the major
  • The teaching major qualifies students for teaching, supervising and coordinating physical education and health education in K-12 public schools.
  • Students taking this major who plan to teach in Washington state public schools are required to complete the professional education program requirements offered through the education department.
  • Students may also graduate with a non-teaching B.S. degree in physical education.
  • All students must complete a professional portfolio prior to beginning student teaching. Non-teaching majors must complete the portfolio prior to graduation
  • Professional dress requirements apply to many classes in this major. Students must comply with these requirements to participate in the program.
For the major application procedure, contact the physical education program director.

Required Courses


  • EMS 245 - First Aid Credits: (3)
  • EXSC 250 - Anatomical Kinesiology Credits: (5)
  • EXSC 351 - Scientific Foundations of Health and Fitness Credits: (5)
  • EXSC 463 - Pediatric Issues in Exercise Science Credits: (5)
  • HED 101 - Health Essentials Credits: (4)
  • HED 210 - Drugs and Health Credits: (3)
  • HED 230 - Foundations of Health Education Credits: (3)
  • HED 324 - Noninfectious Disease Credits: (4)
  • HED 345 - School Health Curriculum/ Materials Credits: (3)
  • HED 422 - Methods for Health Promotion Credits: (4)
  • HED 445 - Health Education Professionalism Credits: (1)
  • PE 280 - Professional Foundations of Physical Education Credits: (3)
  • PE 340A - PE Teaching Practicum I Credits: (1)
  • PE 340B - PE Teaching Practicum II Credits: (2)
  • PE 340C - PE Teaching Practicum III Credits: (2)
  • PE 340D. - PE Teaching Practicum IV Credits: (3)
  • PE 341A - Pedagogical Foundations of PE I Credits: (3)
  • PE 341B - Pedagogical Foundations of PE II Credits: (3)
  • PE 341C - Pedagogical Foundations of PE III Credits: (3)
  • PE 342A - Movement Analysis and Application I Credits: (4)
  • PE 342B - Movement Analysis and Application II Credits: (4)
  • PE 342C - Movement Analysis and Application III Credits: (6)
  • PE 342D - Movement analysis and Application IV Credits: (4)

Total Credits: 78


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