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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:
Lyons, Mayo, Pederson
Assistant Professors:
Kirkpatrick, Walters
Instructors:
Bayer, A. Davis, Dawson, Karleskint, Kelly, Norton, Pacheco Filho

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

The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program
Freshman
Fall Spring
ENGL 1013 Composition I1,T 3 ENGL 1023 Composition II1,T 3
MATH 1113 College Algebra or higherT 3 Social Sciences1,T 3
BIOL 1014 Introduction to Biological ScienceT 4 Physical Science with Lab1,T 4
HLED 1513 Personal Health and WellnessT 3 PE 2111 Methods of Teaching Individual Activities 1
WS 1002 Physical Wellness and FitnessT 2 PE 2513 First AidT 3
PE 1201 Orientation to Health, Physical Education, and Wellness Science 1    
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 14
 
Sophomore
Fall Spring
U.S. History/Government1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 6
SPH 2003 Public SpeakingT 3 Social Sciences1,T 3
PE 2101 Methods of Teaching Team Activities 1 SEED 2002 Introduction to Secondary EducaitonT 2
PE 2523 Foundations in Health and Physical EducationT 3 PE 3051 Methods of Teaching Fitness and Wellness Concepts 1
PE 2653 Anatomy and PhysiologyT 3 PE 3661 Laboratory Experiences in Anatomy/Physiology and Kinesiology 1
PE 3101 Methods of Teaching Rythmic and Gymnastic Movements 1 PE 3663 Kinesiology 3
Total Hours 14 Total Hours 16
 
Junior
Fall Spring
HLED 4403 Nutrition and Physical FitnessT 3 HLED 3203 Consumer Health Programs 3
SEED 3702 Introduction to Educational Technology 2 SEED 3552 Adolescent Development 2
PE 3103 Methods of Teaching Movement Patterns and Activities for Children 3 PE 3512 Coaching Strategies: Football & Baseball, PE 3522 Coaching Strategies: Basketball & Track and Field, or PE 3532 Coaching Strategies: Softball and Volleyball 2
PE 3413 Coaching Theory 3 PE 3583 Methods and Materials in Physical Education and Recreation for Kindergarten and Elementary Grades 3
PE 3573 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3 PE 3603 Methods and Materials in Physical Education for Secondary Schools 3
PE 4033 Basic Exercise Physiology 3 PE 4513 Organization and Administration of Health and Physical Education 3
Total Hours 17 Total Hours 16
 
Senior
Fall Spring
HLED 4303 Methods and Materials in Health for Grades K-12 3 SEED 4503 Seminar in Secondary Educaiton 3
SEED 4052 Adolescent Exceptionalities 2 SEED 4809 Teaching in the Elementary and Secondary School3 9
SEED 4556 Classroom Application of Educational Psychology 6 PE 4701 Special Methods in Health and Physical Education 1
PE 4203 Methods of Teaching Adapted Physical Education in the Schools 3
PE 4523 Measurement and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education 3
Total Hours 17 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 Orientation to Health, Physical Education, and Wellness Science, WS 1002 Physical Wellness and Fitness, ENGL 1013 Composition I, ENGL 1023 Composition II, MATH 1113 College Algebra, BIOL 1014 Introduction to Biological Science, and SPH 2173 Business and Professional Speaking 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)

The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program
Freshman
Fall Spring
ENGL 1013 Composition I1,T 3 ENGL 1023 Composition II1,T 3
MATH 1113 College Algebra or higherT 3 Social Sciences1,T 3
BIOL 1014 Introduction to Biological ScienceT 4 Physical Science with Lab1,T 4
HLED 1513 Personal Health and WellnessT 3 SPH 2173 Business and Professional SpeakingT 3
PE 1201 Orientation to Health, Physical Education, and Wellness Science 1 WS 1002 Physical Wellness and FitnessT 2
ElectiveT 1
Total Hours 15 Total Hours 15
 
Sophomore
Fall Spring
U.S. History/Government1,T 3 Fine Arts & Humanities1,T 6
COMS 1003 Introduction to Computer Based Systems or equivalentT 3 ECON 2003 Principles of Economics IT 3
PE 2513 First AidT 3 PE 2861 Rhythmic Aerobic Activities 1
PE 2653 Anatomy and PhysiologyT 3 PE 3661 Laboratory Experiences in Anatomy/Physiology and Kinesiology 1
WS 2003 Field-Based Experience in Wellness 3 PE 3663 Kinesiology 3
WS 2031 Directing Food, Exercise, and Body Composition Programs 1  
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 14
 
Junior
Fall Spring
AHS 2013 Medical Terminology 3 HLED 3203 Consumer Health Programs 3
MGMT 3003 Management and Organizational Behavior 3 PE 4103 Principles and Methods of Adapted Physical Education 3
PE 3573 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3 WS 2081 Directing Muscle Fitness Programs 1
PE 4033 Basic Exercise Physiology 3 WS 3003 Exercise Presription 3
WS 2043 Applied Fitness Assessment and Development 3 WS 3023 Exercise Behavior and Adherence 3
WS 2091 Directing Fitness Walking/Jogging Programs 1 WS 4003 Advanced Professional Seminar 3
Total Hours 16 Total Hours 16
 
Senior
Fall Spring
HLED 4403 Nutrition and Physical FitnessT 3 WS 4012 Wellness and Fitness Program Management Internship 12
MKT 3043 Principles of Marketing 3
WS 4013 Wellness Science Practicum 3
WS 4023 Principles of Strength and Conditioning 3
WS 4063 Wellness and Fitness Programming 3
ElectiveT 1
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.