Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Physical & Health Education Teacher Education Concentration

Note: The PHETE program is in abeyance and will not be admitting any new students.

Teacher education is the focus of the Physical and Health Education Teacher Education (PHETE) Concentration. This concentration prepares students to teach physical and health education in public and private schools (grades K through 12). The PHETE concentration integrates academic preparation with fieldwork experiences each semester, culminating in a dual-level (secondary and elementary) full semester, student-teaching experience. Coursework in discipline-specific content, methods of teaching, assessment and evaluation, educational psychology, educational foundations, cultural diversity and adapted activities, and administration all help teacher education students assume their roles as competent teachers in today's society. Admission into the PHETE program takes place after the sophomore year upon completing the pre-admission coursework; two in-school teaching experiences; the PECT PAPA tests in reading, mathematics, and writing; the Praxis II test in fundamental content knowledge; as well as an interview with the PHETE faculty. All PHETE, Health-Related Professions, and Education courses must be completed with a minimum grade of B- in order to count toward admission and graduation. All PHETE and Health-Related Professions courses required in the concentration are valid toward certification for a maximum of five (5) years. If one does not get certified within this time period, those courses that have expired must be retaken. A cumulative GPA of 3.00 or greater is required for admission into the junior year and certification. After admission, one additional Praxis II test is required for certification: Health and Physical Education Content Knowledge. Upon completion of the PHETE concentration, passing the appropriate standardized tests, and applying to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for an Instructional I Certificate in Health and Physical Education, graduates will be licensed to teach K-12 Health and Physical Education by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Summary of Requirements

University Requirements

All new students are required to complete the university's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are KINS 3296 and KINS 4296.

College Requirement

All College of Public Health undergraduates must successfully complete the College Core Course, HRPR 1001 Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play.

Clearance Requirements

Please note the PHETE program requires students to complete student teaching experiences at off-campus facilities. These placements will require criminal background checks, Act 33/34/73 clearances, health clearances and immunizations and perhaps a drug screen. Placements may also require that students maintain personal health insurance. The results of these requirements may limit and potentially eliminate placement options which can, in turn, result in an inability to meet graduation requirements. Additionally, conviction of a misdemeanor, felony, or felonious or illegal act may prevent you from becoming credentialed and/or licensed to teach. More information about licensure in your state can be found at www.peteacheredu.org.

Major Requirements

Kinesiology Core Courses
KINS 1201Introduction to Kinesiology3
KINS 1223Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
KINS 1224Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
KINS 2203Physiology of Physical Activity4
KINS 2204Motor Behavior3
KINS 3202Biomechanics of Physical Activity4
KINS 3296The Social-Psychology of Physical Activity (WI)3
KINS 4296History and Philosophy of Kinesiology (WI)3
Forms of Movement Courses
Kinesiology 1001-10996
Program-Specific Requirements and Electives
PHTE 2541Introduction to Teaching Health Education I1
PHTE 2542Introduction to Teaching Health Education II1
PHTE 2543Basic Movement I1
PHTE 2544Basic Movement II1
PHTE 2555Microteaching in PHETE1
PHTE 2556Tutorial in PHETE1
PHTE 3541Advanced Movement I3
PHTE 3542Advanced Movement II3
PHTE 3553PHETE I4
PHTE 3554PHETE II4
PHTE 3561Health Science I3
PHTE 3562Health Science II3
PHTE 3587PHETE Practicum I 11
or PHTE 3787 Parkway High School Practicum
PHTE 3687PHETE Practicum II 11
or PHTE 3787 Parkway High School Practicum
PHTE 4554The School Environment2
PHTE 4556Developmental and Adapted PHETE3
PHTE 4563Health Science III3
PHTE 4587PHETE Practicum III1
PHTE 4588Student Teaching in Health and Physical Education12
PHTE 4589Field Study in PHETE1
Math elective3
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education3
SPED 3211Effective Instructional Strategies for Young Children with Disabilities3
ECED 3209Teaching English Language Learners in the Early Grades3
Total Credit Hours96
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PHTE 3787 can only satisfy Practicum I or Practicum II requirements. This course cannot be used to satisfy both requirements.

Note: All courses in the Department of Kinesiology and required courses in the selected professional application options must be completed with a minimum grade of C. The PHETE program has a more stringent requirement of a minimum grade of B- in all PHETE courses and required Health-Related Professions and Education courses. The Kinesiology Core and program requirements must be satisfactorily completed prior to enrolling in any internship/externship or student teaching experience.

The degree of Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Physical & Health Education Teacher Education may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty upon the satisfactory completion of 128 semester hours of credit.

Suggested Academic Plan 

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology: Physical & Health Education Teacher Education Concentration

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
Kinesiology 1001-1099 Forms of Movement2
HRPR 1001Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play3
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
KINS 1201Introduction to Kinesiology3
Kinesiology 1001-1099 Forms of Movement2
IH 0851 or 0951Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I [GY]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Math Elective3
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 2
Fall
KINS 1223Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
KINS 2204Motor Behavior3
PHTE 2541Introduction to Teaching Health Education I1
PHTE 2543Basic Movement I1
PHTE 2555Microteaching in PHETE1
IH 0852 or 0952Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II [GZ]3
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
KINS 1224Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
PHTE 2542Introduction to Teaching Health Education II1
PHTE 2544Basic Movement II1
PHTE 2556Tutorial in PHETE1
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
SPED 3211Effective Instructional Strategies for Young Children with Disabilities3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
KINS 3296The Social-Psychology of Physical Activity [WI]3
PHTE 3541Advanced Movement I3
PHTE 3553PHETE I4
PHTE 3561Health Science I3
ECED 3209Teaching English Language Learners in the Early Grades3
Select one of the following:1
PHETE Practicum I 
Parkway High School Practicum1 
 Term Credit Hours17
Spring
KINS 2203Physiology of Physical Activity4
Kinesiology 1001-1099 Forms of Movement2
PHTE 3542Advanced Movement II3
PHTE 3554PHETE II4
PHTE 3562Health Science II3
Select one of the following:1
PHETE Practicum II 
Parkway High School Practicum1 
 Term Credit Hours17
Year 4
Fall
KINS 3202Biomechanics of Physical Activity4
KINS 4296History and Philosophy of Kinesiology [WI]3
PHTE 4554The School Environment2
PHTE 4556Developmental and Adapted PHETE3
PHTE 4563Health Science III3
PHTE 4587PHETE Practicum III1
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
PHTE 4588Student Teaching in Health and Physical Education12
PHTE 4589Field Study in PHETE1
 Term Credit Hours13
 Total Credit Hours: 128
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PHTE 3787 can only satisfy Practicum I or Practicum II requirements. This course cannot be used to satisfy both requirements.