PHETE Concentration


The Physical and Health Education Teacher Education (PHETE) concentration is committed to educating future leaders in the profession of teaching physical and health education. The program encourages the teacher candidate to advocate for effective educational changes, work collaboratively and collectively for social change, and to continue to grow professionally.

The PHETE concentration is a five-year Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program. Upon successful completion of the first four years, students earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in kinesiology. The fifth year M.A.T. degree provides the requisite courses to obtain a VA state teaching license in Health and Physical Education (PreK-12). It is necessary to be admitted to the teacher education program prior to enrolling in professional education courses. Specific requirements are available from the PHETE coordinator. Evidence of current CPR/first aid certification must be presented before graduation.

Undergraduate Courses Credit Hours
BIO 290. Human Anatomy 4
EDUC 360. Foundations of American Education 3
GPSYC 160. Life Span Human Development 3
GKIN 100. Lifetime Fitness and Wellness 3
KIN 201. Introduction to Kinesiology 2
KIN 202. Biological Foundations of Kinesiology 3
KIN 203. Sociological/Psychological Foundations of Kinesiology 3
KIN 221-225. Skill Labs 10
KIN 303. Motor Learning and Performance 3
KIN 310. Instructional Methods in Physical Education 3
KIN 311. Elementary Curriculum in Physical Education 2
KIN 312. The Profession of Teaching Health and Physical Education 2
KIN 313. Adapted Physical Education 3
KIN 314. Assessment in Elementary Physical Education 3
KIN 411. Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology 3
KIN 426. Physical Activity Behaviors 3
KIN 410. School Health Content for PHETE 3
KIN 480. Student Teaching in Elementary Physical Education 8
NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness 3
READ 420. Content Area Literacy, K-12 2

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Graduate Courses Credit Hours
KIN 511. Technology in Health and Physical Education 3
KIN 512. Instructional Methods in Middle and Secondary Physical Education 3
KIN 513. Professional Issues for Prospective Physical and Health Educators 3
KIN 514. Methods in School Health for PHETE 3
KIN 610. Curriculum Design and Development in Health and Physical Education 3
KIN 611. Teaching Diverse Populations in Health and Physical Education 3
KIN 612. Analysis of Teaching and Learning 3
Choose one of the following: 3
KIN 655. Research Techniques  
HTH 655. Research Techniques  
EDUC 630. Inquiry in Education  
KIN 683. Secondary Internship in Health and Physical Education 6

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Recommended Schedule for Physical and Health Education Teacher Concentration

First Year Credit Hours
General Education 27
GKIN 100. Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 3

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Sophomore Year Credit Hours
KIN 201. Introduction to Kinesiology 2
KIN 202. Biological Foundations of Kinesiology 3
KIN 203. Social/Psychological Foundations of Kinesiology 3
GPSYC 160. Life Span Human Development 3
BIO 290. Human Anatomy 4
General Education 8
Electives 7

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Junior Year – Fall Semester Credit Hours
EDUC 360. Foundations of Education 3
KIN 303. Motor Learning and Performance 3
KIN 312. The Profession of Teaching 2
KIN 224. Skill Lab 2
NUTR 280. Nutrition for Wellness 3
Elective 3

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Junior Year – Spring Semester Credit Hours
KIN 222. Skill Lab 2
KIN 225. Skill Lab 2
KIN 426. Physical Activity Behaviors 3
READ 420. Content Area Literacy 3
Electives 4

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Senior Year – Fall Semester Credit Hours
KIN 310. Instructional Methods in PE 3
KIN 311. Elementary Curriculum in PE 2
KIN 313. Adapted PE 2
KIN 223. Skill Lab 2
KIN 411. Measurement & Evaluation in Kinesiology 3
Elective 3

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Senior Year – Spring Semester Credit Hours
KIN 314. Assessment in Elementary PE 2
KIN 221. Skill Lab 2
KIN 410. School Health Content for PHETE 3
KIN 480. Student Teaching in Elementary Education 8

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Fifth Year – Summer Session I Credit Hours
KIN 511. Technology in Health & PE 3
KIN 610. Curriculum Design & Development in Health/PE 3

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Fifth Year – Fall Semester Credit Hours
KIN 512. Instructional Methods in Middle & Secondary Ed 3
KIN 612. Analysis of Teaching and Learning 3
KIN 514. Methods in School Health for PHETE 3
KIN 655. Research Techniques 3

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Fifth Year – Spring Semester Credit Hours
KIN 683. Secondary Internship 6
KIN 513. Professional Issues 3
KIN 611. Teaching Diverse Populations 3

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Summer Session II Credit Hours
Elective 3

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