|Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
Students selecting the teaching degree track acquire a strong foundation in pedagogy frameworks and theoretical underpinnings that foster a multidisciplinary approach towards development of physical education curriculum that emphasizes promotion of lifetime health, physical fitness, and well-being of K-12 school-aged learners.
In developing this foundation, students receive specialized instruction, laboratory application, and early observation and placement opportunities within diverse school settings that preface the knowledge and skills needed to pass the Oklahoma certification examinations (OPTE & OSAT) which require proficiency within the following categories: functional anatomy and biomechanics, exercise physiology, human growth and development, fitness assessment-testing-modification, adaptive techniques, emergency procedures and safety, nutrition and weight management, effective coaching responsibilities, and administrative duties specific to sports/activity programs.
Upon completion of the degree program, students will be able to demonstrate expertise in using computerized laboratory equipment to accurately input, analyze, interpret, and report data regarding student(s) physical performance as well as demonstrate successful communication/collaborative skills, teaching strategies, classroom management practices, parental involvement techniques, inclusion and modification implementation, integration of technology, coaching strategies, and administrative duties towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle for K-12 physical education students and athletes.
Nelson-Denny Test (Reading)
OGET (Oklahoma General Education Test)
OPTE (Oklahoma Professional Teaching Examination)
OSAT (Oklahoma Subject Area Test)
SDE (State Department of Education- PASS Skills)
OAHPERD (Oklahoma Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance)
NASPE (National Association for Sport and Physical Education)