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PHETE Curriculum Overview

The Physical & Health Education Teacher Education (PHETE) concentration is committed to educating future leaders in the profession of teaching through physical & health education.  The program encourages the student to advocate for effective educational changes, work collaboratively and collectively for social change, and value continue professional growth.

The PHETE concentration is a five-year Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program.  Upon successful completion of the first four years students earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in kinesiology.  The fifth-year MAT degree provides the requisite courses to obtain a VA state teaching license in Physical and Health Education (PK-12).  It is necessary to be admitted to both the JMU teacher education program and the PHETE program prior to enrolling in professional education courses.  Specific requirements are available from the PHETE coordinator.  This concentration is influenced by the guidelines established by NASPE/NCATE & the JMU Professional Education Conceptual Framework. 

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Program of Study


FIRST Year

Credit Hours

GKIN 100 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness      

3

General Education Courses

 

SECOND Year

Credit Hours

KIN 201 Introduction to Kinesiology & Recreation

2

KIN 202 Biological Foundations of Kinesiology

3

KIN 203 Social/Psychological Foundations of Kinesiology

3

GPSY 160 Life Span Human Development

3

BIO 290 Human Anatomy              

4

General Education Courses

 

THIRD Year (Fall Semester)

Credit Hours

Elective

 

KIN 303 Motor Learning & Performance

3

KIN 312 The Profession of Teaching

2

KIN Skill Lab 224

2

EDUC 300 Foundations of Education

3

NUTR 280 Nutrition for Wellness

3

THIRD Year (Spring Semester)

Credit Hours

Electives

 

KIN Skill Labs 222 & 225

2/2

KIN 410 School Health Content for PHETE

3

READ 420 Content Area Literacy  

2

KIN 411 Measurement & Evaluation

3

FOURTH Year (Fall Semester)

Credit Hours

Elective 

 

KIN 310 Instructional Methods in Physical Education

3

KIN 311 Elementary Curriculum in Physical Education

2

KIN 313 Adapted Physical Education

3

KIN Skill Lab 223

2

FOURTH Year (Spring Semester)

Credit Hours

KIN 314 Assessment in Elementary Physical Education

3

KIN Skill Lab 221

2

KIN 426 Physical Activity Behaviors

3

KIN 480 Student Teaching in Elementary PE

8

FIFTH Year (Summer Session 1)

Credit Hours

KIN 511 Technology in Health & Physical Education

3

KIN 610 Curriculum Design & Development in Health & Physical Education

3

FIFTH Year (Fall Semester)

Credit Hours

KIN 512 Instructional Methods in Middle & Secondary

3

KIN 514 Methods in School Health for PHETE

3

KIN 655 Research Techniques

3

Approved Graduate Elective

3

FIFTH Year (Spring Semester)

Credit Hours

KIN 513 Professional Issues

3

KIN 612 Analysis of Teaching & Learning

3

KIN 683 Secondary Internship

6

FIFTH Year (Summer Session 2)

Credit Hours

KIN 611 Teaching Diverse Populations

3

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