B.A. Degree with a Major in Physical Education
Requirements for the Major
A major in Physical Education is achieved by completion of the following requirements in addition to the General Education and electives required for a degree:
Required Core Courses
PED 125, 315, 335, and 340
Required Capstone Course
Required Distribution Courses
One of the following two options chosen in consultation with the adviser in Physical Education and Health: 1) Two one-credit PED courses chosen from PED 245, 246, 247, or 250 OR 2) one one-credit PED course, chosen from PED 245, 246, 247, or 250 AND four 1/4-credit 200-level PED courses in addition to the two 1/4-credit 200 level PED courses required in the General Education program.
Required Additional PED Course
One additional one-credit PED course, chosen in consultation with the adviser in the Physical Education and Health Program
Required Collateral Courses
BIO 101 and HLT 215. (BIO 101 is a prerequisite for PED 315, PED 335 and PED 340.) Also see Proficiency Requirements below.
Exploring the Major
A student interested in a Physical Education major should contact a Program faculty member as early as possible to explore areas of concentration. (See Course Sequencing Considerations below.)
Admission to the Major
An interview with program faculty members and a program recommendation are required for admission to the Physical Education major.
Course Sequencing Considerations (in order to complete degree requirements within eight terms)
A student with an interest in Physical Education as a major is advised to register as early as the first term for PED 125, BIO 101, and PEH 100. These courses are foundational to continued work in the major. Physical Education major courses are taught in alternating years, so it is important to begin the sequence as early as possible. Junior standing is preferred for PED 492, but this course may be taken in the senior year as well.
Proficiency Requirements for Retention in and Completion of the Major
A grade of C (2.0 GPA) or higher in each required Physical Education major course and in each prerequisite and collateral course is required for continuation in the major. Students not receiving a grade of C or higher may repeat that particular course to raise the grade while remaining in the major program. Certification in First Aid/CPR must be completed by the first term of the Senior year. May be met by taking HLT 109: Comprehensive First Aid.
Other Considerations or Recommendations
Students majoring in Physical Education are expected to hold a Labor position for at least one term within the Physical Education Program, Seabury Center, or Intramurals.
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This online publication is the official text of the Berea College Catalog & Student Handbook. Berea College reserves the right to amend, revise, or modify content within this publication at any time.Posted: 8-14-2012
Updated by Wanda Burch