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Physical Education (P-12)

Physical Education (P-12)

Program Description

Good health starts early, and if you want to teach young people the value of strength and wellness, Physical Education may right for you. The undergraduate Physical Education Teacher certification program will prepare you to teach physical education in a P-12 setting. Candidates must meet Auburn Montgomery and Alabama Department of Education teacher certification requirements. An internship is required.

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Put Your Degree to Work

Note: While salaries vary depending on several factors including your level of experience, education and training, and geography and industry, here is a sampling of the future job growth and salaries in this area.

Employment of education, training, and library occupations is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 697,600 new jobs are projected to be added from 2014 to 2024. Growth in education, training, and library occupations is influenced by school enrollments and budgets. The median annual wage for education, training, and library occupations was $46,660 in May 2014, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $35,540.


U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics sample

Jobs

Median Pay

Job Growth through 2024

Physical Therapists

$82,390 per year

34% (71,800 more jobs)

Exercise Physiologists

$46,270 per year

11% (1,500 more jobs)

Athletic Trainers

$43,370 per year

21% (5,400 more jobs)

For More Information

Department of Kinesiology

Auburn University at Montgomery

Wellness Center 208

334-244-3547

ewoodham@aum.edu

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.

Course sampling specific to the Physical Education concentration includes:


Course #

Course Name

Course Description

PHED 2010

Foundations of Health & PE

Provides an overview of health and physical education. The history, philosophies, and principles of the profession are emphasized and specialties, including health, physical education, and exercise science are surveyed.

PHED 3043

Theory and Technique of Teaching Baseball, Badminton, Volleyball, Tennis

Develops professional expertise in the organization and teaching of basketball, badminton, volleyball and tennis. Emphasis is on theory, methods and effective techniques of teaching and evaluating knowledge and performance of these sports. Prerequisite PHED 2003.

PHED 3053

Theory and Technique of Teaching Gymnastics, Dance, Aerobics, Weight Training

Develops professional expertise in the organization and teaching of gymnastics, dance, aerobics and weight training. Emphasis on evaluating dance routines and gymnastics skills and prescribing of fitness programs that improve body composition levels. Prerequisite PHED 2003.

PHED 4003

Physiology of Exercise

Designed to study the physiological basis of physical activity. Prerequisite BIOL 2093.

PHED 4043

Kinesiology

Designed to focus on the science of human movement. Specifically, applied anatomy and mechanical principles of human movement are related to skillful motor performance. Prerequisite BIOL 2093.

PHED 4050

Motor Development

Acquaints the student with perceptual-motor functioning. Includes measurement and evaluation of perceptual motor efficiency and the neurological structure of the human organism as it relates to learning.

PHED 4250

Nutrition for the Physically Active

Provides nutritional information for those engaged in athletics. It will also assist others who are physically active or desire to initiate a personalized exercise program.

PHED 4383

Fundamentals of Athletic Training

Exposes students to current practices in sports medicine, with special emphasis on training, treatment and injury prevention. Professional preparation in rehabilitation careers is also emphasized. Prerequisite BIOL 2093, PHED 4043, PHED 4363.

PHED 4800

Psychology of Coaching

Introduces the professional student to the psychological aspects of teaching and coaching. Attention given to the effect of sports on society, crowd control and the individual athlete. Current issues of physical education and athletics will be included.

PHED 2063

Theory and Technique of Coaching Football

Develops professional expertise in the theory and techniques of coaching football. Emphasis on practical application of organizing and administering coaching responsibilities. Knowledge and practical application of officiating football included.

PHED 2073

Theory and Technique of Coaching Basketball

Develops professional expertise in the theory and techniques of coaching basketball. Emphasis on practical application of organizing and administering coaching responsibilities. Knowledge and practical application of officiating basketball included.

PHED 2083

Theory and Technique of Coaching Soccer

Develops professional expertise in the theory and techniques of coaching soccer. Emphasis on practical application of organizing and administering coaching responsibilities. Knowledge and practical application of officiating soccer included.

PHED 2093

Theory and Technique of Coaching Baseball

Develops professional expertise in the theory and techniques of baseball. Emphasis on practical application of organizing and administering coaching responsibilities. Knowledge and practical application of officiating baseball included.

PHED 2130

Health Education and PE in Elementary Schools

Develops expertise in methods of teaching health education and physical education in elementary schools. Content appropriate for each developmental level is emphasized. Methods of evaluating students are also included. Field experience required.

BIOL 2100

Human Anatomy and Physiology

A study of the structure and function of the tissues, and integumentary, skeletal, articular, muscular, nervous, and sensory systems.

PHED 4363

Emergency Medical Care

Provides professional first-responder skills (CPR, first aid). Injury and disease prevention will also be emphasized.