May 26, 2020
This career program prepares students who desire teacher licensure and endorsement in physical education and health instruction (K-12). Since graduates of this program can be certified to coach, a partial segment of the concentration is devoted to content and laboratory courses designed to ensure necessary skills for both teaching and coaching. Graduates of this concentration may seek entry into graduate studies.
Rhetoric and Composition: (6 hours)
- Two approved courses in rhetoric and composition
Mathematics: (3 hours)
- One approved mathematics course
Natural Sciences: (7-8 hours)
- Two approved natural science courses, at least one including a laboratory component
Humanities and Fine Arts: (6 hours)
- Two approved humanities and fine arts courses, one from fine arts and one from either
Cultures and Civilizations: (9 hours total)
- Option A: Western Humanities I and II and one approved Non-Western cultures and civilizations course or
- Option B: World Civilization I, II, III
Behavioral and Social Sciences: (6 hours)
Health and Exercise Science Pedagogy Core Course Requirements
47 hours in:
Additional Information and Notes
For graduation: 2.5 GPA in all required major and related courses (including specified General Education courses).
For graduation with licensure: 2.5 cumulative average, 2.5 average at UTC, 2.5 average in education courses with no grade lower than C, 2.5 in content area coursework with no grade lower than C.
Minimum of 39 hours of 3000 and 4000 level courses.
Electives to complete 120 hours.
See Degree and Graduation Requirements for additional requirements.
*Also satisfies requirement in the major.
#Also satisfies general education requirement.
Admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP)
In addition to meeting criteria for admittance to the TEP, a student desiring certification in K-12 exercise science pedagogy teacher licensure will be expected to meet the following criteria:
- Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 in professional health and human performance course work;
- Successfully complete an interview with his/her TEP department committee.
Students enrolled within any teacher licensure concentration are expected to maintain and demonstrate standards of ethics reasonably attributed to an educator who holds professional teacher certification.
Further, students who plan to teach outside the state of Tennessee are strongly urged to check the certification requirements of the state with the appropriate state department of education before the end of the sophomore year in order to plan an appropriate academic program.