UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN OSHKOSH

Physical Education and Health Promotion


Ken Allen, Chairperson
Department Office: Kolf 125
Department Telephone: 920-424-1231

Code 55 or HLTH ED, 77 or PHYS ED

I. FACULTY

Allen, Barth, Beyer, Chambers, Coleman, Fletcher, Gruendemann, Hardt, Inciong, Nauert, Salm, Schmidt, Tipps, S. White, Zupanc

II. DEGREES

Undergraduate: A major in Physical Education can lead to the degree(s): Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Science in Education.

Graduate: The Department does not offer a graduate program. However, students who complete a major in our Department may wish to consider advanced study at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in the College of Education and Human Services.

For specifics, please see the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Graduate Bulletin.

III. SUMMARY OF FIELDS OF STUDY

1. GOAL(S)

See the department for a listing of their goal(s).

2. THE MAJOR(S)

The Department offers a choice of 2 emphases within the Physical Education Major. These are: 1) Physical Education K-12; 2) Fitness Management and Health Promotion.

3. THE MINOR(S)

The Department offers 5 minor(s): 1) Health Education; 2) Coaching; 3) Sports Medicine/Athletic Training; 4) Wellness Promotion; 5) Adaptive Physical Education.

IV. ADMISSION/GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for graduation, students must meet all requirements for the degree being sought in addition to earning a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the Health, Physical Education and Recreation major or minor.

Those students seeking Wisconsin teacher certification must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.00 in all courses required for their majors and minors in order to meet the requirements of the College of Education and Human Services.

Students selecting the Fitness Management and Health Promotion emphasis must earn a 2.2 cumulative grade point average and a 2.50 major grade point average to be eligible for the Internship.

V. REQUIRED CORE COURSES

Health

  • 55-103 Survival, Safety and First Aid 3 cr.
Physical Education

  • 77-166 Dance I 3 cr.
  • 77-224 Advanced Swimming or ARC Lifeguard Certificate 3 cr.
  • 77-217 Individual and Dual Sports 3 cr.
  • 77-348 Biomechanics 3 cr.
  • 77-350 Physiology of Exercise 3 cr.
  • 77-423 Adapted Physical Education 3 cr.
Prerequisites: For all students in Physical Education: 26-211 must be taken prior to 77-348; 26-212 must be taken prior to 77-350.

VI. THE MAJOR(S), WITH EMPHASES AND/OR OPTIONS

1. PHYSICAL EDUCATION K-12 EMPHASIS

Recommended for students who are interested in teaching Physical Education in grades K-12.

Required Credits: 54 minimum

Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

Other Requirements: The following courses are required but do not count as part of the 54 credit total: Physical Education 77-392, Biology 26-211

Comment:

The Department of Public Instruction will license students to teach Physical Education in Kindergarten through Grade 12 and to coach Athletics upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Education curriculum of the College of Education and Human Services.

2. FITNESS MANAGEMENT AND HEALTH PROMOTION EMPHASIS

Required Credits: 58 minimum

Required Courses:

Comment:

Current community/CPR certification is needed to be eligible for 77-444 Internship. Acceptance for 77-444 Internship depends upon departmental criteria. See your advisor for details.

VII. MINOR(S)

1. HEALTH EDUCATION MINOR

Recommended for students who are interested in teaching health.

Required Credits: 25 minimum

Required Courses:

Electives: A minimum 8 credits to meet the Minimum Requirement to be selected from these studies:

A maximum of 6 credits from the area of Human Sexuality 86-324, 55-240 may count in this minor.

Comment:

Health Education minors cannot elect 55-401 or 55-405. These courses will not count toward the 128 credits required for graduation.

2. COACHING MINOR

Recommended for students who plan to coach at the high school or junior high school level.

Required Credits: 25 minimum

Required Courses:

Electives: Sufficient to meet the Minimum Requirement including these studies:

3. SPORTS MEDICINE/ATHLETIC TRAINING MINOR

Recommended for students wishing to pursue a career in some area of sports medicine. The Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Minor meets the course requirements for students wishing to pursue certification as an athletic trainer through the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). Other students who may benefit from this minor are those pursuing a career in some area of medicine such as orthopedics, physical therapy, nursing, or chiropractic medicine and also students pursuing careers in health, physical education, exercise/fitness, and/or coaching.

Required Credits: 29 minimum

Required Courses:

Electives: The following are courses offered at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh which are suggested as electives for students pursuing certification through the National Athletic Trainers' Association. The Professional Education Committee of the NATA recognizes these courses as beneficial to expanding the internship program student's course of study in the preparation for the NATA certification examination.

  • 12-235 Child and Adolescent Development
  • 77-105 Active Lifestyle
  • 77-320 Problems in Coaching
  • 77-352 Fitness Assessment Techniques
  • 77-423 Adapted Physical Education
  • 86-201 General Psychology

Comment:

Students pursuing the Sports Medicine/Athletic Training minor may take 77-426 (Fall) or 77-427 (Spring). Only one is required; however, the other may be taken as an elective if desired.

4. WELLNESS PROMOTION MINOR

Required Credits: 25 minimum

Required Courses:

Electives: A minimum of 7 credits to meet the Minimum Requirement to be selected from these studies:

5. Adapted Physical Education Minor and Certification (#860 License)

This licensure is recommended for students who are interested in teaching physical education to special education students. It is a licensure which may only be taken in conjunction with a Physical Education K-12 major.

Required Credits: 25 minimum

Required Credits:

Comment:

6 of the above credits are already required in the Physical Education K-12 major.

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Last Updated July 1, 1999