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Professor Matthew Curtner-Smith, Department Head
Office: 106 Moore Hall

In addition to the major in physical education leading to Alabama teacher certification, there is another major possible in kinesiology, exercise and sport science. See “Other Undergraduate Programs Offered.”

Physical Education (P–12) (HPE)

This program requires the completion of hours as specified and leads to the bachelor of science in education degree and the Alabama Class B P–12 Professional Certificate. PTEP students who have completed all 100- and 200-level requirements, have a UA GPA—and, if transfer work, an overall GPA—of at least 2.5, and have completed BSC 215 or BSC 216 (human anatomy and physiology), may apply to the physical education teacher education (PETE) methods cohort spring semester of the sophomore year. Admission to the PETE methods cohort is competitive. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Rather, students who meet stated criteria are guaranteed consideration for admission to the teacher education program. An individual may request from his or her advisor information concerning summative data on the most recent previous admissions.

All students must begin the PETE methods cohort in the fall semester. Admission to the PETE methods cohort enables students to take the following courses:

First PETE fall term: HPE 305, HPE 350, HPE 351, HPE 362, HPE 364

First PETE spring term: HPE 300, HPE 306, HPE 307, HPE 310, HPE 360, HPE 361

Second PETE fall term: HPE 311, HPE 365, HPE 366, HPE 468, HPE 487, HPE 492

Second PETE spring term: HPE 497

Any student who does not meet the minimum criteria and believes he or she should be granted a conditional admittance to the PETE methods cohort may appeal to the PETE faculty for a conditional admittance. Applications are available in 104 Carmichael Hall or 102 Moore Hall.

PTEP students will apply to TEP while they are enrolled in HPE 350, fall term. They must meet TEP admission requirements, have 2.5 GPAs (UA and overall) in areas I–V and all coursework, and have completed an application.

The undergraduate catalog is published at two-year intervals. Program advising sheets are updated much more frequently and are thus likely to provide the most up-to-date information on degree and other requirements. Students should always obtain the most recent advising sheets, available from academic advisors and in 104 Carmichael Hall. Further information on recommended course sequences should also be obtained from 102 Moore Hall.

General Studies60
Courses that are common to the teaching field and the general studies component may be applied to both. See general studies requirements, listed earlier. The following exceptions apply:
Area II: Courses should be selected to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.
Area III: BSC 109 or BSC 114/115 should be selected to meet prerequisite requirements.
Area IV: Courses should be selected to meet teaching field or prerequisite requirements.
Area V: In addition to those courses listed in General Requirements, BSC 215 or BSC 216, and HAT 272 should be selected from remaining hours.
Physical Education Teaching Field40
The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.5 in these courses.
BSC 215 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    or BSC 216 Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
CAT 200 Computer Education Applications3
CAT 250 Computer Education: Curriculum Development3
HAT 272 First Aid, Safety, and CPR2
HPE 199 Ecological Approach to Health and Fitness3
HPE 305 Analysis of Teaching and Movement III and IV:
    Gymnastics and Dance2
HPE 306 Analysis and Teaching of Movement I:
    Invasion/Striking and Fielding/Target Games3
HPE 307 Analysis and Teaching of Movement II:
    Track and Field, and Net/Wall Games2
HPE 310 Analysis and Teaching of Movement V: Swimming2
HPE 311 Analysis and Teaching of Health-Related Fitness1
HPE 362 Motor Development3
HPE 365 Applied Biomechanics3
HPE 464 Administration of Physical Education and Sport3
HPE 468 Adapted Physical Education (W)3
HPE 492 Physiology of Exercise3
Professional Studies42
Students must earn grades of “C” or higher in each of the following professional studies courses. No more than five professional studies courses may be taken prior to admission to TEP. (See advisor for appropriate course sequence.) The University of Alabama GPA—and, if transfer work, the overall GPA—must be at least 2.5 in these courses.
BEF 362 School, Culture, and Society3
BEP 305 Educational Psychology3
HPE 300 Foundations of Human Performance3
HPE 366 Evaluation and Measurement3
HPE 350 Secondary Curriculum*3
HPE 351 Secondary Clinical Experience*3
    *HPE 350 must be taken concurrently with HPE 351
HPE 360 The Subject Matter of Elementary Physical Education3
HPE 361 Elementary Physical Education Curriculum, Philosophy,
    and Theory*3
    *HPE 360 must be taken concurrently with HPE 361
HPE 487 Physical Education Teaching Methods and Practice3
HPE 497 Internship in Physical Education (N–12)12
SPE 300 Survey of Special Education and Accommodation Strategies3

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