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Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Kinesiology (B.S.)

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Philip Liversedge, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Goodson Room 8, (540) 665-4791, pliverse@su.edu


The Kinesiology Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. This major requires the completion of the Professional Studies Certificate in Health and Physical Education PreK-12 and the Kinesiology Core courses. Completion of this program meets the professional studies required by the Virginia Department of Licensure Regulations for Health and Physical Education Pre-K-12 teachers.

Students who complete the Kinesiology/PSC HPE PreK-12 major as shown in the semester course listing below also complete the Coaching Certificate, as it is built into the sequence. Kinesiology majors opting out of the Coaching Certificate need to replace those courses with electives as noted.

Total: 26 credits

Prerequisites to EXSC 384:

Total: 34 credits

Materials and Methods Requirements

*Pass PRAXIS Academic Core Math and VCLA or all of PRAXIS Academic Core and acceptance into the Teacher Education program required prior to methods courses (below)

Student Teaching Requirements

*2.5 overall GPA, 2.9 major GPA; Pass PRAXIS II in HPE and VCLA required prior to student teaching

Total: 50 credits

Program Total (Kinesiology with Professional Studies Certificate: 84 credits

Additional Requirements for Kinesiology majors seeking the Coaching Certificate

(more information below):

Total: 7 credits

Program Total (Kinesiology with Professional Studies Certificate and Coaching Certificate Total: 91 credits

Kinesiology/Professional Studies Certificate in HPE PreK-12

1st Year – Fall

Pass Praxis Core or VCLA and Praxis Core Math

Total: 15 credits

1st Year – Spring

Pass Praxis Core or VCLA and Praxis Core Math (if needed)

Total: 16 credits

2nd Year – Fall

Apply to Teacher Licensure Program

Total: 16 credits

2nd Year – Spring

Total: 15 credits

Total: 16 credits

3rd Year – Spring

Total: 16 credits

4th Year – Fall

Pass Praxis II and VCLA

Total: 16 credits

Total: 12 credits

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