Undergraduate Catalog

Colleges

Department of Health and Physical Education

Dr. M. Annette Holeyfield, Head
J.W. Hull Physical Education Building, Room 110
(479) 968-0344
aholeyfield@atu.edu

Professors:
Holeyfield, S. Jackson
Associate Professors:
Mayo, Pederson
Assistant Professors:
Kirkpatrick, Walters
Instructors:
Bayer, A. Davis, Dawson, Karleskint, Kelly, Norton, Pacheco Filho, Reed

The Department of Health and Physical Education has a nationally accredited (NASPE) program that is a part of the College of Education professional preparation program curricula designed to serve the students, faculty and staff of Arkansas Tech University.

Following are the NASPE standards:

  1. Scientific and Theoretical Knowledge--Physical education teacher candidates know and apply discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated individuals.
  2. Skill and Fitness Based Competence--Physical education teacher candidates are physically educated individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health enhancing fitness as delineated in the NASPE K-12 Standards.
  3. Planning and Implementation--Physical education teacher candidates plan and implement a variety of developmentally appropriate learning experiences and content aligned with local, state, and national standards to develop physically educated individuals.
  4. Instructional Delivery and Management--Physical education teacher candidates use effective communication and pedagogical skills and strategies to enhance student engagement and learning.
  5. Impact on Student Learning--Physical education teacher candidates utilize assessments and reflection to foster student learning and inform instructional decisions.
  6. Professionalism--Physical education teacher candidates demonstrate dispositions essential to becoming effective professionals.

The programs in the Department of Health and Physical Education are designed to prepare students for lifelong growth in the physical, intellectual, cultural, emotional and social dimensions. These goals and objectives are met through the qualified faculty’s presentation of research-based information, utilizing the latest technology.

The Department of Health and Physical Education offers the following degree tracks:

  1. Wellness/Fitness Programs: This track serves students who want to pursue professional preparation in the broad area of Wellness and Fitness Programs. This would include those students who desire to work in clinical based, commercial and/or corporate settings.
  2. Health and Physical Education Teacher Licensure: This track serves students who want to teach K-12 Health and Physical Education, with a coaching license.

Driver Education Program
The driver education program has been designed to serve individuals preparing to be driver and traffic education teachers. Additional information about this summer program may be obtained by calling 968-0344.

Curriculum in Health and Physical Education
(Including Teacher Licensure Requirements)2

Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Fall Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 6
BIOL 1014T 4 PHSC 10041,T 4 PE 2523T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3
MATH 1113 or higherT 3 PE 2111 1 SPH 2003T 3 PE 3051 1
HLED 1513T 3 PE 2513T 3 PE 2653T 3 PE 3661 1
PE 1201 1 Social Sciences1,T 3 PE 3101 1 PE 3663 3
WS 1002T 2     PE 2101 1 SEED 2002T 2
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 14 Total Hours 14 Total Hours 16
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
PE 3103 3 PE 3583 3 PE 4203 3 SEED 4503 3
PE 3413 3 PE 3603 3 PE 4523 3 PE 4701 1
PE 3573 3 PE 3512, PE 3522, or PE 3532 2 HLED 4303 3 SEED 48093 9
PE 4033 3 SEED 3552 2 SEED 4556 6
SEED 3702 2 HLED 3203 3 SEED 4052 2
HLED 4403T 3 PE 4513 3
Total Hours 17 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 17 Total Hours 13
Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Spring Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Spring Fall Spring Fall
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 6
BIOL 1014T 4 PHSC 10041,T 4 Social Sciences1,T 3 PE 2523T 3
MATH 1113 or higherT 3 Social Sciences1,T 3 SPH 2003T 3 PE 3663 3
HLED 1513T 3 PE 2513T 3 PE 2653T 3 PE 3661 1
PE 1201 1 PE 2101 1 SEED 2002T 2 PE 3101 1
WS 1002T 2     PE 2111 1    
PE 3051 1    
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 14 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 14
Junior Senior
Spring Fall Spring Fall
PE 3103 3 PE 3583 3 PE 4203 3 SEED 4503 3
HLED 3203 3 PE 3413 3 PE 3603 3 PE 4701 1
PE 4513 3 PE 4033 3 PE 3573 3 SEED 48093 9
SEED 3552 2 PE 4523 3 SEED 4556 6
SEED 4052 2 HLED 4303 3
SEED 3702 2 HLED 4403T 3
PE 3512, PE 3522 or PE 3532 2
Total Hours 17 Total Hours 18 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 13
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
2For licensure, students must achieve the minimum score on the Praxis II Specialty Area and Principles of Learning Teaching Tests as determined by the Arkansas Department of Education.For further requirements see Admission and Retention to Teacher Education and also the Criteria for Internships located on the College of Education home page.
3Three semester hours of the student teaching requirement must be completed at the elementary or middle school level, below the ninth grade, where the cooperative teacher is certified in Elementary Physical Education OR student must complete a three-semester-hour internship under direct supervision from the staff of the University’s Physical Education Department.
TDesignates a block of courses that would provide for a seamless transfer into this program if equivalent courses are taken at another college or university.

Selected Second Teaching Fields

Students are encouraged to meet at least minimal licensure requirements in a second field of teaching in addition to their major field of study.

Licensure requirements in Driver Education are as follows: Hold or be qualified to hold a standard secondary certificate; Driver Education I, two semester hours; Driver Education II, two semester hours; First Aid, two semester hours. Total of 6 semester hours.

Wellness and Fitness Programs Option

There are three levels in the Wellness/Fitness program. Students begin the first level by taking general education requirements and are introduced to basic concepts of the wellness/fitness program in PE 1201, Orientation to Health, Physical Education, and Wellness Science and WS 1002, Physical Wellness and Fitness.

During the second level, students complete general education requirements and take courses specific to the wellness profession. Admission to level two requires completion of PE 1201, WS 1002, ENGL 1013, ENGL 1023, MATH 1113, BIOL 1014, and SPH 2173 with a grade of C or better.

The third level is the internship stage of the program. Admission to this level requires completion of all content area courses (HLED, PE, & WS) with a grade of “C” or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or better.

Curriculum in Health and Physical Education
(Wellness and Fitness Programs Option)

Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Fall Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Fall Spring Fall Spring
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 6
BIOL 1014T 4 PHSC 10041,T 4 PE 2513T 3 PE 2861 1
Elective 1 Social Sciences1,T 3 PE 2653T 3 PE 3663 3
MATH 1113 or higherT 3 SPH 2173T 3 COMS 1003 or equivalentT 3 PE 3661 1
HLED 1513T 3 WS 1002T 2 WS 2031 1 ECON 2003T 3
PE 1201 1 WS 2003 3  
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 14
Junior Senior
Fall Spring Fall Spring
PE 3573 3 HLED 3203 3 ElectiveT 1 WS 4012 12
PE 4033 3 WS 2081 1 WS 4013 3
WS 2043 3 WS 3023 3 WS 4023 3
WS 2091 1 PE 4103 3 WS 4063 3
AHS 2013 3 WS 3003 3 HLED 4403T 3
MGMT 3003 3 WS 4003 3 MKT 3043 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 12
Degree Completion Plan Beginning in Spring Semester
Freshman Sophomore
Spring Fall Spring Fall
ENGL 10131,T 3 ENGL 10231,T 3 U.S. History/Government1,T 3 WS 2031 1
BIOL 1014T 4 PE 2653T 3 PHSC 10041,T 4 WS 2003 3
Elective 1 COMS 1003 equivalentT 3 PE 2513T 3 Social Sciences1,T 3
MATH 1113 or higherT 3 SPH 2173T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 WS 2043 3
HLED 1513T 3 WS 1002T 2 PE 3663 3 PE 3661 1
PE 1201 1 PE 2861 1   ECON 2003T 3
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 14
Junior Senior
Spring Fall Spring Fall
PE 3573 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 3 ElectiveT 1 WS 4012 12
WS 2091 1 PE 4033 3 MKT 3043 3
AHS 2013 3 WS 4013 3 WS 4023 3
HLED 3203 3 WS 2081 1 PE 4103 3
WS 3023 3 HLED 4403T 3 WS 4003 3
WS 3003 3 WS 4063 3 MGMT 3003 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16 Total Hours 12
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".
TDesignates a block of courses that would provide for a seamless transfer into this program if equivalent courses are taken at another college or university.