For PHETE. Both semesters of Anatomy and Physiology must be taken in order to receive credit for BIO 290. Students will also receive credit for BIO 270, which is not required for PHETE. Please Note: Effective Fall 2013 students must take both semesters of A&P at the same institution in order to receive credit for BIO 270 and 290 at JMU.
Please Read: This major guide is a list of all possible major courses offered in the Virginia Community College System. Not all courses may be offered at your community college, and you are not required to complete all these courses in order to transfer. Rather, itís designed to help you meet JMU major requirements before you transfer, and be better prepared to progress through the major once you arrive at JMU. Please be sure to read the advising notes for additional information on the major.
1. The PHETE concentration is a five-year Master of Arts in Teaching program, and students must meet the requirements for admission to teacher education. Upon successful completion of the first four years, students earn a B.S. degree in Kinesiology. The fifth year M.A.T. degree provides the requisite courses to obtain a Virginia state teaching license in Health and Physical Education (PreK-12). Students are strongly encouraged to take anatomy and psychology at the community college. See links below for more information on admission to teacher education and the Regional Teacher Education Agreement (RTEA)between JMU and Blue Ridge, Lord Fairfax, and Piedmont Virginia Community Colleges. 2. Students interested in the exercise science concentration must apply for a limited number of seats. To apply for admission, students must complete the following pre-requisite courses: BIO 270, Human Physiology BIO 290, Human Anatomy CHEM 131, 131L, General Chemistry I with lab KIN 202, Biological Foundations of Kinesiology GKIN 100, Lifetime Fitness and Wellness Grades in the pre-requisite courses are weighed heavily in the admission decision and admission is offered to the top students on a space available basis. Courses taken on a repeat/forgive basis will not be accepted. Only those grades received in pre-requisite courses taken for the first time, whether at community college or JMU, will be counted.