Physical Education & Health Education Curriculum Requirements

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Major Requirements

The Physical Education and Health Education major consists of 48 s.h. and is distributed as follows:

  • PXS 2050 Introduction to Physical Education & Health Education (4 s.h.)
  • PXS 2090 Sport Pedagogy I (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 2200 Computer Applications in Physical Education & Health Education (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 2400 Human Nutrition (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 2860 (or ATP 2860 or BIO 3080) Survey of Human Physiology and Diseases (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 2900 Principles of Physical Conditioning (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 3060 Adapted Physical Education (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 3100 Health Education (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 3120 Biomechanics (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 3200 Motor Development (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 3300 Behavior Management in Physical Education & Health Education (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 3400 Sport Pedagogy II (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 4040 Physiology of Exercise (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 4050 Measurement & Evaluation (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 4060 Adapted Physical Education Practicum (3 s.h.)
  • PXS 4150 Capstone (2 s.h.)

Additional Requirements

Students majoring in Physical Education and Health Education must meet all of the following requirements for graduation:

  1. A grade of C (2.0) or better in each course of the student’s major.
  2. A grade of C (2.0) or better in the professional sequence (PHE teacher licensure only).
  3. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5. (2.7 for PHE teacher licensure).

Students seeking teaching licensure must complete additional course work and other requirements, as listed below. Throughout the program there are opportunities for observation, participation, and teaching with public school students, including students with disabilities.

Note: Students may take PXS 2900 to satisfy the general education wellness requirement.


Requirements for Teacher Licensure (K-12) in Physical Education & Health Education

Coordinator: Mr. John Herring

Completion of the requirements for the Physical Education and Health Education major; and EDU 2420, 3300, 3420, 4070, 4130, 4200, 4210.

For additional requirements, refer to requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program and Student Teaching.


Minor Requirements

The Physical Education and Health Education minor consists of 15 s.h. and is distributed as follows:

  • PXS 4150 Capstone (2 s.h.)
  • 13 s.h. of courses with a PXS prefix

A minor does not qualify students for physical education teacher licensure.


NC State Board of Education Complaint Process

The North Carolina State Board of Education (SBE) has jurisdiction to investigate allegations of noncompliance regarding specific laws and rules. Complaints may address Educator Preparation Program requirements set forth in Article 15(D) of Chapter 115C. The SBE does not have jurisdiction over complaints related to contractual arrangements with an EPP, commercial issues, obtaining a higher grade or credit for training, or seeking reinstatement to an EPP. All complaints filed with the SBE must be in writing. A person or entity may file a written complaint with SBE by filling out a complaint form and submitting online and/or mailing or faxing a hard copy to the address on the form.