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Physical Education Teacher Education, B.S.

Requirements

Graduates from the Physical Education K-12 Teacher Education (PETE) program will be prepared to meet all standards for Utah licensure for K-12 Physical Education. They should also be prepared to meet most standards for certification in the rest of the 49 states, since the National Initial Physical Education Teacher Education Standards have been used to develop, assess, and update the program on an annual basis. The focus of this program is on enhancing student outcomes – both for university students and for their future students. Outcomes that should be met by the end of the program include scientific and theoretical knowledge, skill and fitness based competency, planning and implementation, instructional delivery and management, impact on student learning, and professionalism. PETE majors learn to individualize instruction to enhance learning for all students, regardless of their abilities.

Total Program Credits: 120

Matriculation Requirements:
  1. Acceptance to the Secondary Education Program, which include the following requirements: (1) ACT exam minimums: Composite 21, English 20, Math 19; or SAT exam minimums: Critical Read /Math 1000, with Math and Reading scores of 450; or If student has a bachelor degree or higher, he/she does not need to meet this testing requirement. (2) GPA of 3.0 or higher. (3) Completion of all General Education requirements and the majority of content area courses. (4) Pass group interview directed by the Secondary Teacher Education Department. (5) Pass LiveScan Criminal Background Check.
  2. Complete PETE 3100 with a grade of C or better.
  3. Swimming requirement: Current Red Cross WSI or Lifesaving Certification OR pass the swim test to demonstrate minimum water safety techniques. The swim test has two parts: (1) 50 yard swim and (2) drown proofing session. The 50 yard swim must be completed in under 2 minutes and the swimmer must use the Freestyle stroke (front crawl with the head above or below the water) for the first 25 yards and then can use their choice of stroke for the remaining 25 yards. All must be completed without touching the bottom or the side of the pool or lane rope and without assistance. The drown proofing test is a 5 minute session in deep water (>12 feet) where the student must float, tread water, or bob without touching the side of the pool or receiving assistance. Modifications may be made for students with documented disabilities or other contributing factors.
  4. Fitness requirement: Students must achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of fitness. Standards will be set according to expert guidelines that take info effect age, gender, disability, and other contributing factors.
General Education Requirements: 36 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
  ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing--Science and Technology 3
  MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
Complete one of the following:  3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3.0) 
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3.0) 
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3.0) 
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3.0) 
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3.0) 
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3.0) 
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  BIOL 1010 General Biology 3
or BIOL 1610 College Biology I (4.0) 
  Physical Science ( CHEM 1010 or CHEM 1110 recommended)  3
  ZOOL 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 3
or ZOOL 2320 Human Anatomy (3.0) 
  Humanities Distribution ( COMM 1020 recommended)  3
  Fine Arts Distribution  3
  Social/Behavioral Science ( PSY 1100 recommended)  3
Discipline Core Requirements: 84 Credits
  EXSC 2500 Sports Medicine 3
  EXSC 2510 Sports Medicine Lab 1
  EXSC 3500 Kinesiology 3
  EXSC 3550 Motor Learning and Control 3
  EXSC 3700 Exercise Physiology 3
  EXSC 3705 Exercise Physiology Laboratory 1
  EXSC 3750 Psychosocial Aspects of Human Performance 2
  DANC 3400 Dance in the Elementary School 2
  PETE 2110 Elementary Motor Skill Analysis and Performance 1
  PETE 2120 Fitness for Secondary Physical Educators 1
  PETE 2210 Racket Sport Analysis and Teaching Progressions 1
  PETE 2220 Target Sport Analysis and Teaching Progressions 1
  PETE 2230 Individual Sports: Track and Field and Tumbling 1
  PETE 2310 Invasion Sports: Soccer and Team Handball 1
  PETE 2320 Teaching and Analyzing Basketball and Volleyball 1
  PETE 2330 Team Sports for the Physical Educator 1
  PES 1300 Swimming I 1
  PETE 2400 Skill Analysis Capstone 1
  PETE 2700 Foundations of Physical Education K-12 Teacher Education 3
  PETE 3100 Physical Education Pedagogy 3
  PETE 3450 Special Populations in Physical Education 3
  PETE 4200 Methods of Teaching Elementary Physical Education 3
  PETE 4210 Elementary Physical Education Field Experience 1
  PETE 4250 Methods of Teaching Secondary Physical Education 3
  PETE 4260 Secondary Physical Education Field Experience 1
  PETE 4400 Assessment in Physical Education 3
  PETE 4900 Student Teaching Seminar for Physical Education 2
  NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition 3
Secondary Education Courses:
  EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  EDSC 3050 Foundations of American Education 2
  EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
  EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
  EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
  EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies 3
  EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
  EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
  EDSC 4850 Student Teaching--Secondary 10
  EDSP 3400 Exceptional Students 2

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits with 40 semester credits from 3000 and 4000 level courses.
  2. Overall GPA of 3.0 (B) or above with no grade lower than a C in major required content courses and no grade lower than a B- in Licensure and Methods courses.
  3. Residency hours -- minimum of 30 credit hours through course attendance at UVU, with at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is intended to be a guide. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
MATH 1050 College Algebra 4
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
  Social/Behavioral Science Dist. (PSY 1110 recommended) 3
  Fine Arts Dist. 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1010 General Biology (Biology Dist.) 3
ENGL 2020 Intermediate Writing 3
NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition 3
  Humanities Dist. (COMM 1020 recommended) 3
  American Institutions Dist. 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
DANC 3400 Dance in the Elementary School 2
PETE 2110 Elementary Motor Skills 1
PETE 2210 Racket Sports Analysis in Teaching 1
PETE 2230 Individual Sports Track and Field and Tumbling 1
PETE 2310 Invasion Sports Soccer and Team Handball 1
PETE 3100 Pedagogy 3
PETE 2700 PETE Foundations 3
ZOOL 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (3rd Science Dist.) 3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
PETE 2120 Fitness for Secondary Physical Educators 1
PETE 2330 Team Sports for the Physical Educator 1
PETE 2220 Target Sport Analysis and Teaching Progressions 1
PETE 2320 Teaching and Analyzing Basketball and Volleyball 1
PETE 4400 Assessment in Physical Education 3
EXSC 3500 Kinesiology 3
  Physical Science Dist. (CHEM 1010 or 1110 recommended) 3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
PETE 2400 Skill Analysis Capstone 1
EDSP 3400 Exceptional Students 2
EXSC 3550 Motor Learning and Control 3
EXSC 2500 Sports Medicine 3
EXSC 2510 Sports Medicine Lab 1
EXSC 3700 Exercise Physiology 3
EXSC 3705 Exercise Physiology Lab 1
  Semester total: 14
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
PETE 3450 Special Populations in Physical Education 3
PETE 4200 Methods of Teaching Elementary PE 3
PETE 4210 Methods of Teaching Elementary PE Field Experience 1
EDSC 3050 Foundations of American Education 2
EDSC 4550 Secondary Curriculum Instruction and Assessment 3
EDSC 3000 Educational Psychology 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
PETE 4250 Methods of Teaching Secondary Physical Education 3
PETE 4260 Methods of Teaching Secondary Physical Education Field Exp. 1
EDSC 3250 Instructional Media 2
EDSC 4200 Classroom Management I 2
EDSC 4440 Content Area Literacies 3
EDSC 445G Multicultural Instruction ESL 3
EXSC 3750 Psychosocial Aspects of Human Performance 2
  Semester total: 16
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
PETE 4900 Student Teaching Seminar 2
EDSC 4250 Classroom Management II 2
EDSC 4850 Student Teaching - Secondary 10
  Semester total: 14
  Degree total: 120

Department

Name:

Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation

Location:

PE 147

Telephone:

801-863-8439

Email:

Michael.Bohne@uvu.edu

Web Address:

www.uvu.edu/exercisescience/

Chair:

Michael Bohne

 
 

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Department of Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation is consistent with the College’s Mission in its commitment to providing students with excellent professional, ethical, and exciting educational experiences through modern, effective pedagogical and scholarly approaches. Baccalaureate programs offered in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE), and Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation with emphases in Exercise Science (EXSC), and Outdoor Recreation (REC) provide a broad discipline approach for optimal promotion of physical activity, recreation, fitness, health, wellness, and quality of life for all. The curricula are balanced in theory and application and are specifically designed to provide students with experiential education that promotes leadership, teamwork, service learning, values, diversity, and lifelong learning. To best serve our students, curricula have been designed to reflect current market demands. Depending on the specific area of study, graduates from this program will possess exceptional knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Kinesiology
  • Exercise Science
  • Physical Education Pedagogy
  • Outdoor Recreation and Education
  • Health and Fitness Promotion
  • Experiential Education
  • Resource Management

In addition to preparing students for professional opportunities or graduate study in related fields, the program is intended to prepare all students for a variety of professional certifications offered in their respective fields of study. The faculty in the department work collaboratively and strive to support the Mission through our commitment to outstanding teaching, mentorship, service, and professional and scholarly development.

 
 

Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation

Program Coordinators:

Exercise Science: Michael Bohne

Outdoor Recreation: Betsy Lindley

Physical Education Teacher Education: Shaunna McGhie

Advisors:

Jeannine Rushing

Kristine Farnswarth

Programs

The Department of Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation offers two 4-year degrees. One offers a BA or BS in Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation with a choice of emphasis in Exercise Science or Outdoor Recreation. Students completing the Exercise Science emphasis will be qualified for several different graduate schools and a variety of jobs including fitness and health promotion, exercise testing, corporate wellness, clinical exercise physiology, cardiac rehab, etc. This major could also lead to acceptance into medical, dental, physical therapy and other professional or graduate schools. 

The Exercise Science curriculum has been designed to address student needs and market demands. Students have the opportunity to practice and understand what they learn in the classroom. The department has an exercise science laboratory with the ability to test body composition, VO2 max, lactate levels, anaerobic power, blood pressure and heart rate responses to exercise, and several other exercise parameters. Information packets are available in the Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation Department.

Students completing the Outdoor Recreation emphasis are qualified to become park interpreters, resort recreation directors, corporate recreation managers, or community recreation directors. Supported by a strong background in recreation theory, with courses like Outdoor Leadership and Recreation Risk Management, students also choose from a variety of land and water-based skills courses, including park management, program planning, backpacking, mountain biking, avalanche awareness, canoeing, and whitewater kayaking. More than a career, a major in Outdoor Recreation teaches leadership for life because graduates exit the program with enhanced personal responsibility and ability to overcome barriers.

The second Bachelor degree is the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) degree. This program is designed to prepare quality candidates to teach developmentally appropriate physical education to all K-12 students. Successful completion of this program leads to Licensure in the State of Utah.

Graduates from the UVU Physical Education K-12 Teacher Education (PETE) program will be specifically qualified to teach developmentally appropriate physical education to the increasingly diverse population of students in the K-12 schools in the State of Utah. Their preparation will help meet the anticipated demands for quality elementary, as well as secondary, physical educators in the twenty-first century.

The department also offers a minor in Exercise Science and Outdoor Recreation which can be combined with other college-wide bachelor degrees. The minor provides students with a broad academic knowledge of the foundational and scientific principles in the field of Exercise Science as well as exposure to teaching Physical Education and/or coaching in the public schools.

 
 

Faculty

Michael Bohne(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., Physical Education, M.S., Exercise Science, Utah State University; Ph.D., Sport & Exercise Science, University of Northern Colorado.

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Bret Boyer(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., Sports Medicine, M.A., Health, Brigham Young University; D.P.T., Physical Therapy, Creighton University.

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Andrew Creer(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., Physical Education, Utah State University; M.S., Exercise Science, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Human Bioenergetics, Ball State University.

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Ellis Jensen(2011)

Assistant Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., Molecular Biology, Brigham Young University; M.S., Molecular Biology, Ph.D., Bioenergetics, East Carolina University.

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Betsy Lindley(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., Chemistry, Health & Physical Education, Berry College; M.Ed., Physical Education, Texas A&M University; Ph.D., Education, University of Minnesota.

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Kemal Makasci(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.A., M.A., Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey; Ph.D., Physical Education Teacher Education, University of Nebraska Lincoln.

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Shaunna Mcghie(2002)

Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., Physical Education, M.A., Education, Ed.D., Physical Education, Brigham Young University.

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M. Miner(1975)

Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., Recreation/Physical Education Management, M.A., Recreation/Physical Education Administration, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Adult Learning and Technology, University of Wyoming.

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Steven Namanny(2011)

Lecturer

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., Physical Education & Recreation, Utah Valley University; M.S., Sports Conditioning & Performance, Southern Utah University.

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Robert Sawyer(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Physical Education, Utah State University; Ph.D., Exercise Science, Brigham Young University.

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Tyler Standifird(2015)

Associate Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.S., Exercise Science, University of Utah; M.S., Exercise Science, Brigham Young University; Ph.D. (ABD), Kinesiology & Sports Studies, University of Tennessee - Knoxville.

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Scott Williams(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Exercise Science & Outdoor Recreation
Faculty



B.A., German Studies, Weber State University; M.S., Recreation, M.S., Business Management, Ph.D. (ABD), Health & Human Performance, University of Florida.

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Successful completion of the Physical Education Teacher Education degree leads to Licensure in the State of Utah. Graduates from the PETE program will be specifically qualified to teach physical education to the increasingly diverse population of students in K-12 schools in the State of Utah. Their preparation will help meet the anticipated demands for elementary, as well as secondary physical educators in the twenty-first century. Many graduates from the PETE Program also coach at their respective schools.

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