BS Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science: Health & PE Teacher Education (HPETE)

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The Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education Teacher Education (HPETE) program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). A professional preparation curriculum is provided for students who wish to be licensed to teach physical education in grades: K-6 (Elementary), 7-12 (Secondary) or K-12 and health education in grades 7-12 (Secondary).  This program is for future professionals who are concerned with the acquisition and transmission of knowledge that contributes to the growth, development, health, fitness and wellness, and lifelong physical activity and motor performance of all individuals. The student who majors in this program of study must demonstrate competence in motor skills and achieve and maintain health-related fitness, and comprehensive knowledge relative to content in health and physical education as well as effective teaching strategies, National and state standards, diversity issues, assessment, and accountability. While this program can lead to teacher licensure, before you can pursue courses for the Licensure Track, you must be admitted into the Licensure Track.

Licensure Track Admission Requirements

• Official minimal passing score on Basic Skills Licensure Test (Scores must be sent to UH Manoa)
• Minimum 2.50 Cumulative GPA in all post-secondary institutions
• Minimum 2.50 Cumulative GPA in academic major
• Completion of all UH Manoa General Education Core and Licensure Track Pre-Requisites
• 40 hours of documented current group leadership involvement with K-12 youth.
• Personal Admissions Interview (KRS faculty)
• Possess current NEA student membership (liability insurance) and current First Aid/CPR certification (adult, infant, & child)
• Current background and fingerprint check (NOTE: This check is first conducted as part of KRS 372 effective Spring 2016. It must be re-done if there is a break in registration [e.g., leave of absence after approval was obtained]

Advising Requirements

KRS departmental advising is strongly recommended as soon as students have decided on teaching as an area of emphasis. Both physical education and health education comprise this program of study; one area cannot be chosen over the other. Students must have a genuine desire to work with children and youth, and demonstrate appropriate dispositions relative to teaching and being a professional. You may refer to the following HPETE KRS Departmental Advising sheet for more information about requirements. 

NOTE: Departmental advising is strongly recommended as soon as students have decided on teaching as an area of emphasis. Both physical education and health education comprise this program of study; one area cannot be chosen over the other. Students must have a genuine desire to work with children and youth, and demonstrate appropriate dispositions relative to teaching and being a professional.

HPETE students will experience and participate in various physical activity-related environments with children Pre-K through 12. It is a program of study designed to prepare future teachers and leaders of children and youth in making healthy choices and being physically active. Graduates are prepared for careers in areas such as education, recreation, and others that focus on the well-being of children and youth. Throughout the program, students are guided and progressively provided more responsibility in learning to teach, manage, and assess, a class of students in a physical education setting.

Coursework

Coursework in both Health and Physical Education provide the foundation of knowledge that is to be applied across several different types of field experiences (e.g., peer teaching, group teaching, and solo teaching). Future education professionals concerned with the acquisition and transmission of knowledge that contributes to the growth, development, health, fitness and wellness, and lifelong physical activity and motor performance of all individuals should seek this degree. 120 total credits (in both General Requirements and Academic Major) are needed to graduate. For coursework information, review program sheet.

General Requirement Courses: 36 Credits

Students should follow the University General Education (GE) Core requirements, as outlined in the University catalog and in sequence for program. As part of these requirements, the following classes must be completed, with a minimum grade of C-, to meet specific GE core requirements and KRS Pre-requistes before admission into the HPETE progam:

  • PHYL 141/141L, or PHYL 103, or KRS 113
  • PHYL 142/142L (Not required if KRS 113 or PHYL 103 is taken)
  • PHYS 100/100L, or 151/151L, or 170/170L

Academic Major and Related Couses: 82 - 94 credits

Sport Proficiency (6 cr): Min of B- is required

  • KRS 181: Sport Proficiency I
  • KRS 182: Sport Proficiency II

Basic Science (11 cr): Min of C- is required

  • KRS 353: Structrual Kinesiology
  • KRS 354: Exercise & Sport Physiology
  • KRS 354L: Exercise & Sport Physiology Lab
  • KRS 463: Sport Biomechanics

Health Education (12 cr): Min of B- Required

  • KRS 395: Personal Health Wellness
  • KRS 401: Current Trends in Health
  • KRS 471: K-12 Teaching Methods in Health
  • KRS 485: Healthy Sexuality Education K-12

Physical Education (25 cr): Min of B- is Required

  • KRS 270: Intro to Physical Education
  • KRS 372: Teaching Techniques II - Secondary
  • KRS 371: Teaching  Teachniques - Elementary
  • KRS 443: Diversity & Disability
  • KRS 470: Fitness for Life
  • KRS 474: Intro to Stats in Kinesiology or EDEP 429
  • KRS 477: Mortor Development & Learning

Professional Education (9 cr): Min of B- is Required

  • EDEF 310: Foudations of American Education
  • EDEP 311: Psychological Foundations
  • ITE 440 or EDEF 360: Multicultural Education

Professional HPETE (9 cr): Min of B- Required

  • KRS 402 (S): Teaching Practicum
  • KRS 402 (E): Teaching Practicum
  • KRS 404: Teaching Methods in PE

Secondary or Elementary Licensure = 1 Semester (12 cr) K-12 = 2 Semesters (24 cr)

Please note, students who pursue a licensure track must have a min B GPA, current NEA Membership, and First Aid/CPR Certification

  • KRS 405: Teaching Residency
  • KRS 406: Semester in Teaching Residency

 

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Quick Facts

Credits:
120
HSTB Add A Field:
No
Teacher Licensure:
Yes
Online Classes:
No
Evening Classes:
No
Admissions:
Fall/Spring
Typical Length (Months):
48
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