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2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Education Minor

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Program Coordinator
Paul Stuhr, Ph.D., RFSA

Richard Armenta, Ph.D.
Esther Ortiz-Stuhr, Ph.D.
Devan Romero, Dr.P.H.
Paul Stuhr, Ph.D., RFSA
Tumay Tunur, Ph.D.

Program of Study

Quality physical education programming helps children develop skills necessary to lead health-enhancing and physically active lives. The Minor in Physical Education consists of twenty (20) units, and offers students coursework specific to the design and implementation of appropriate K-12 physical education. The minor provides students with opportunity to study content associated with enhancing physical literacy for children at the K-12 level. The concept of physical literacy involves the ability to move with self-assurance and accomplishment in a wide variety of motor skills and movement patterns that lead to health and overall well-being. Students in this program learn about content aligned with teaching physical education, including how to develop supportive learning environments, effective instructional practices, standard-based curriculum models, authentic forms of assessment, and elements involving professionalism within the field. The Minor in Physical Education is an excellent addition for any student wanting to pursue a teaching, coaching, or recreation career involving physical activity.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who earn a Minor in Physical Education will:

  • Describe the role physical education programming plays with regard to health, wellness, fitness, and maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical activity.
  • Analyze concepts, strategies, and techniques related to health and physical education curriculum.
  • Evaluate how to design and implement a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
  • Evaluate effective instructional strategies in teaching children physical and health education content; including, developmentally appropriate sequencing of content, managing student behavior, and assessing performance.
  • Apply a variety of pedagogical techniques through demonstrated teaching of physical activities.

Special Conditions for the Minor in Physical Education

All courses for the minor must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better. Courses submitted for the minor may also be used to satisfy General Education  requirements. Kinesiology majors may pursue this minor if ten (10) units are mutually exclusive, i.e., not double-counted for the Kinesiology major and Minor in Physical Education. Thus, Kinesiology students can count a max of ten (10) units toward both the major and minor. 

Required Courses

A total of twenty (20) units are required for the Minor in Physical Education

Total (20 Units)

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