Feb 22, 2018
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog
Kinesiology, Physical and Health Education Teacher Education Concentration, B.S.
Dr. Janet Wigglesworth, Department Head
Phone: (540) 568-6145
Location: Godwin Hall, Room 213
S. Nye, M. Saunders, J. Williams, C. Womack
E. Edwards, T. Hargens, N. Luden, T. Moran, S. Carson Sackett
C. McKay, G. Young
R. Lifka, P. McMahan, J. Walters
The Department of Kinesiology is dedicated to the development of future leaders in professions that maximize the potential of individuals and society through physical activity. Programs include exercise science and teacher education in physical education and health.
The department is committed to providing:
- Outstanding undergraduate programs based on the criteria of relevant professional associations which will enable graduates success in their professional endeavors.
- Programs that build upon the strong liberal studies background provided through General Education.
- Opportunities that challenge students to think critically.
- Use of technological advances.
- An appreciation of the global community.
- Quality graduate programs that complement the undergraduate programs and provide qualified students with an opportunity for advanced study in the kinesiology discipline.
- Contributions to the university's General Education curriculum through programs designed to promote lifelong fitness and wellness.
- Service to JMU, the professions and local community through our unique knowledge and expertise.
- Research and development projects that push back the boundaries of knowledge and promote effective practice in the kinesiology discipline.
Career Opportunities and Marketable Skills
- Athletic coach
- Exercise specialist
- Fitness facility manager
- Physical and health education
- Pre-professional health programs (pre-physical therapy, pre-medicine, pre-physician's assistant, pre-occupational therapy)
Degree and Major Requirements
Students are advised to be certain they complete all General Education requirements before applying for graduation.
The kinesiology major program leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. Students are advised to familiarize themselves with the B.S. degree requirements.
Students who major in kinesiology work toward a B.S. degree by selecting and completing one of the following concentrations:
- Exercise Science
- Physical and Health Education Teacher Education
- General Education 41 Credit Hours 1
- Quantitative requirement (in addition to General Education ) 3 Credit Hours
- Scientific Literacy requirement (in addition to General Education ) 3-4 Credit Hours
- Kinesiology Core Courses 12 Credit Hours
- Major and concentration requirements 60-68 Credit Hours 2
- Electives 15-23 Credit Hours
1 The General Education program contains a set of requirements each student must fulfill. The number of credit hours necessary to fulfill these requirements may vary.
2 The number of credits taken to meet major and concentration requirements may vary if courses are double-counted for General Education .
Physical and Health Education Teacher Education Concentration
The Physical and Health Education Teacher Education (PHETE) concentration is committed to educating future leaders in the profession of teaching physical and health education. The program encourages the teacher candidate to advocate for effective educational changes, work collaboratively and collectively for social change, and to continue to grow professionally.
The PHETE concentration is a five-year Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program. Upon successful completion of the first four years, students earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in kinesiology. The fifth year M.A.T. degree provides the requisite courses to obtain a Virginia teaching license in Health and Physical Education (PreK-12). It is necessary to be admitted to the teacher education program prior to enrolling in professional education courses. For more information contact the PHETE coordinator, Dr. Jacqueline Williams, Godwin Hall, Room 317, (540) 568-6957, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The admission and retention standards are designed to instill a professional attitude and commitment to the profession of teaching. The admission and retention standards complement the JMU Teacher Education application process.The following outlines the admission and retention standards and procedures for PHETE.
PHETE Admission Standards
1. Full acceptance to the JMU Teacher Education Program
2. Submission of:
- Work Experience Verification Form
- Professional Resume
- Personal Statement
3. Successful completion of the following course work: BIO 290 , EDUC 300 , PSYC 160 *, KIN 224, KIN 303 *, KIN 312 *
*Grade of "C" or better required
4. Demonstration and appreciation of professional dispositions
- KIN 511. Technology in Health and Physical Education 3 Credit Hours
- KIN 512. Instructional Methods in Middle and Secondary Physical Education 3 Credit Hours
- KIN 513. Professional Issues for Prospective Physical and Health Educators 3 Credit Hours
- KIN 514. Methods in School Health for PHETE 3 Credit Hours
- KIN 610. Curriculum Design and Development in Health and Physical Education 3 Credit Hours
- KIN 611. Teaching Diverse Populations in Health and Physical Education 3 Credit Hours
- KIN 612. Analysis of Teaching and Learning 3 Credit Hours
- KIN 683. Secondary Internship in Health and Physical Education 6 Credit Hours
Choose one of the following: 3 Credit Hours
- KIN 655. Research Techniques
- HTH 655. Research Techniques
- EDUC 630. Inquiry in Education
Junior Year – Fall Semester
Junior Year – Spring Semester
Senior Year – Fall Semester
Senior Year – Spring Semester
Fifth Year – Summer Session I
- KIN 511. Technology in Health & PE 3 Credit Hours
- KIN 610. Curriculum Design & Development in Health/PE 3 Credit Hours
- KIN 611. Teaching Diverse Populations 3 Credit Hours
Fifth Year – Fall Semester
- KIN 512. Instructional Methods in Middle & Secondary Ed 3 Credit Hours
- KIN 514. Methods in School Health for PHETE 3 Credit Hours
- KIN 516. Qualitative Analysis of Movement 3 Credit Hours
- KIN 655. Research Techniques 3 Credit Hours
Fifth Year – Spring Semester
- KIN 513. Professional Issues 3 Credit Hours
- KIN 612. Analysis of Teaching & Learning 3 Credit Hours
- KIN 683. Secondary Internship 6 Credit Hours