Bachelor of Arts in Education in Health & Physical Education/Secondary

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The BAE in Health & Physical Education at the secondary level prepares you to enter the world of teaching. When finished, you will be certified/endorsed to teach health and physical education in Washington State elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to taking content-oriented classes, you’ll also take education classes in order to better understand the methods, theories and strategies involved in teaching children.

For more information, contact Dr. Carri Kreider at ckreider@ewu.edu or 509.359.4707.

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Curriculum & Requirements

Health and Physical Education/Secondary, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)

This major satisfies the endorsement requirements for grades 5–12

Major Requirements–while in the Health and Physical Education Program, the student must:

  • attend all EWU Health and Physical Education Majors' meetings;
  • attend an advisor-approved Health/PE conference each year; 
  • be a member of a Health/PE professional organization (preferred is SHAPE, WA);
  • complete 40 hours of advisor-approved professional development per year;
  • take an average of 15–16 credits a quarter for more than 12 quarters:
  • successfully complete the program folio.

Grade Requirements

  • earn a minimum ≥B- in each required health and physical education course;
  • earn a minimum cumulative GPA ≥2.8 in all university courses.
Secondary Education students must complete the required Secondary Education Core and the following courses.
Required Health and Physical Education Secondary Courses
HLED 193STANDARD FIRST AID AND SAFETY2
HLED 200ADMISSION TO HEALTH AND FITNESS2
HLED 202INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH, WELLNESS AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING4
HLED 300AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMMING3
HLED 365TEACHING METHODS IN HEALTH4
HLED 372APPLIED NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL FITNESS3
HLED 475HUMAN SEXUALITY3
PHED 251MOTOR CONTROL AND LEARNING3
PHED 260SPORT SCIENCES FOR COACHING3
PHED 336INDIVIDUAL SPORTS2
PHED 337TEAM SPORTS2
PHED 340RHYTHMS AND GAMES2
PHED 341ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ACTIVITIES2
PHED 3426-12 OUTDOOR EDUCATION BASICS2
PHED 348ANATOMICAL/MECHAB KINESIOLOGY4
PHED 350PHYSIOLOGICAL KINESIOLOGY4
PHED 365GENERAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION3
PHED 370SPORT AND CULTURE4
PHED 375ASSESSMENT IN HEALTH AND FITNESS3
PHED 452ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION4
Choose one of the following2-3
GROUP EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING
PERSONAL TRAINING
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROLAB
Required Capstone
PHED 490
PHED 491
CAPSTONE IN HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION I
and CAPSTONE IN HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION II
4-5
Total Credits65-67

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully earn a BAE in Health and Fitness/Secondary Major from EWU should be able to do the following:​

  • demonstrate dispositions essential to becoming effective professionals;
  • demonstrate the ability to plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences aligned with local, state, and national standards to address the diverse needs of all students;
  • demonstrate the ability to use effective communication and pedagogical skills and strategies to enhance student engagement and learning;
  • demonstrate the ability to utilize assessments and reflection to foster student learning and inform instructional decisions;
  • demonstrate the knowledge and application of discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated individuals;
  • demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health enhancing fitness as delineated in the WA State and National K–12 Standards.