UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Health and Physical Education Teacher Education Major

Bachelor of Science Degree. Health and Physical Education Teacher Education WITH Adapted Physical Education Minor

Visit the Health and Human Performance Department page to learn more about this program.

  Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Freshman
Year

General Education CW (ENGL 100) - 3
General Education CS - (COMS 101) - 3
P ED 161 Intro to HHP - 3
P ED 172 Instructional Strategies I - 1
P ED 275 Leadership in School Based Adventure Ed - 3
Total semester credits - 13

General Education SB (HIST 201) - 3
General Education CA (ENGL 200) - 3
General Education S/SL (BIOL 100 or 150) - 3
EXSS 266 Aerobic Exercise Leadership - 2
P ED 230 Rhythms and Educational Gymnastics - 3
Total semester credits - 14

Sophomore
Year

General Education HF (DANC 100) - 3
General Education S/SL (PHYS 114) - 3
HEAL 262 Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Exercise - 3
P ED 265 Teaching Physical Activities I - 3
General Education (Eng 105) - 3
Total semester credits - 15

General Education EC (ESM 105) - 3
HEAL 269 Wellness - 3
P E 131 Weight Training - .5
P ED 243 Motor Learning and Development -3
P ED 266 Teaching Physical Activities II - 3
P ED 372 Instructional Strategies II - 2
SFED 212 CPR for Instructor - 1
Total semester credits - 15.5

Sophomore J-term

P ED 344 Adapted Aquatics - 3
Total semester credits - 3


Junior
Year

HEAL 350 Community Health - 3
P ED 300 Adapted Physical Education - 3
TED 212 Educational Psychology - 5
TED 420 - School and Society −3
T ED 429 Techniques in Health Education - 3
Total semester credits - 17

HEAL 315 Nutrition - 3
HEAL 330 Safe/Healthy/Drug Free Schools - 3
SPED 330 Exceptional Child - 3
P ED 354 Biomechanics - 3
TED 252 Multicultural Education - 3
Total semester credits - 15

Senior
Year

EXSS 465 Scientific Principles of Conditioning - 3
HEAL 460 Teaching Family Life/Sexuality - 3
P ED 305 Developmental and Adapted Physical Education - 3
P ED 455 Organization and Administration of PE - 3
TED 425 Techniques of Elementary Ed-PE - 3
Total semester credits - 15

HEAL 467 Measurement, Evaluation, Assessment - 3
P ED 370 Adapted Physical Education Practicum - 3
P ED 395 Water Safety Instructor - 3
P ED 421 Teaching Sports to Individuals with Disabilities - 3
TED 435 Secondary Physical Education Techniques - 3
Total semester credits - 15

Super Senior

General Education HF - 3
General Education SB - 3
P ED 420 Disability & Physical Activities Implications - 3
TED 420 - School and Society −3
TED 422 Secondary School & Content area Reading - 3
Total semester credits - 15

Student Teaching
Total semester credits - 12

Summary of Degree Requirements

General Education - 38 cr.
Major Requirements - 54 cr.
Professional Requirements - 35 cr.
Minor Requirements - 12 cr.
Credits to Degree/Certification - 139.5 cr.

This academic plan is an example of how students might choose to fulfill program requirements within a period of four and a half years, plus an additional semester of student teaching.  Many general education courses are offered during summer and J-term which could reduce your number of semesters. In five years if this plan is followed the graduate will have a Health and Physical Education Major, Adapted Physical Education Minor and WSI/Lifeguard Certification and CPR for the Instructor Certification which will make the graduate more marketable to be hired in schools.