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Physical Education

Campus Location: 
Crete
School: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Overview

A physical education major prepares you for professional experiences including:

  • physical education teacher
  • fitness club management
  • personal fitness training
  • athletic training

As a physical education teacher, you must pursue an additional teaching major. You will also choose one emphasis from the following:

  • sport management/fitness
  • teacher certification
  • exercise science

The athletic trainer completes all of the internship requirements of the National Athletic Training Association. In addition, you will need to achieve a satisfactory score on the NATA accrediting examination in order to be an accredited athletic trainer.

Refer to the Physical Education Teaching endorsement for additional information.

Learning Environment

The Chab Weyers Education and Hixson Lied Art Building provides new offices and classrooms for Doane's nationally recognized education and art programs.  The new building is designed to inspire teaching and learning in a collaborative work environment. Color, texture, lighting and acoustics are used to create a comfortable and enriching setting for students, faculty, and staff.

Four customized classrooms on the third level are one of the features of the education portion of the building. These specialized classrooms and adjacent faculty offices are used for elementary education, special education, middle school education and secondary education. Students can simulate classroom teaching with many of the resources found in the nation's top school districts. Additionally, material-rich support space is found throughout the Education Department for use in preparing their assignments.

Four lecture rooms capable of being combined into one large conference room are available as a campus resource on the second floor of the building. Seating and breakout space can be easily reconfigured for lectures and conferences. This upscale environment provides students and faculty with a venue to plan learning activities complementing classroom instruction.

Faculty
Coursework

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PED 106 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, First Aid, and First Responder (2)
PED 201 - Issues of Health and Safety (3)
PED 221 - Fundamentals in Athletic Training (2)
PED 345 - Exercise Physiology (4)
PED 346 - Kinesiology/Applied Biomechanics (3)
PED 352 - Perceptual Motor Development and Movement Experiences for School-Aged Children (3)
PED 117 - Organization and Administration I (2)
PED 118 - Organization and Administration II (3)
PED 209 - Nutrition (3)
PED 233 - Personal Performance Competencies I (1)
PED 234 - Personal Performance Competencies II (1)
PED 425 - Fitness Management (3)
ACC 103 - Financial Accounting (3)
BIO 101 - Introduction to Biology (4)
BIO 215 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
BIO 216 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
BUS 205 - Business Writing (3)
JOU 113 - Basic News Writing and Reporting (3)
ENG 113 - Basic News Writing and Reporting (3)
BUS 215 - Statistics (3)
SSI 217 - Applied Statistics for Social Science (3)
BIO 295 - Biostatistics (3)
BUS 242 - Management (3)
BUS 250 - The Legal Environment of Business (3)
BUS 251 - Marketing (3)
BUS 315 - Organizational Behavior (3)
BUS 361 - Contemporary Issues in Human Resource Management (3)
SOC 109 - Introduction to Sociology (3)
PSY 117 - Introduction to Psychology (3)
PED 321 - Techniques for Orthopedic Evaluation (3)
PED 355 - Adaptive Physical Education (3)
PED 448 - Therapeutic Modalities/Exercise (3)
BIO 110 - Inquiry Laboratory: Introduction to Biological Investigation (3)
BIO 111 - Energy of Life: Cells to Ecosystems (3)
BIO 112 - Information of Life: Genetics to Evolution (3)
CHM 125 - General Chemistry I (4)
PHY 107 - Introductory Physics (4)
PSY 255 - Child and Adolescent Development (3)
PSY 256 - Adult Development (3)
PSY 416 - Abnormal Psychology (3)
PED 101 - Physical Activity Course (1)
PED 228 - Movement and Rhythmics for Young Children (2)
PED 457 - Techniques of Teaching Physical Education I (7-12) (4)
PED 458 - Techniques of Teaching Physical Education II (K-6) (4)
PED 459 - Techniques of Teaching Physical Education III (K-12) (4)