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Undergraduate Programs

Option in K-12 Physical Education – Teacher Education (code KPE_BA04) (120 units)

Single Subject Preliminary Credential in Physical Education (code 175)

Completion of this option meets the subject matter competence requirement for the Single Subject Preliminary Credential in Physical Education. In addition to meeting the subject matter competence requirement for the Preliminary Credential, prospective Physical Education teachers are also required to complete 44 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Credential Program, including student teaching. Students may begin the professional preparation courses as early as the junior year. With careful planning, it is possible to complete all of the credential program courses, except for student teaching, as an undergraduate. Courses may also be completed as a post-baccalaureate student. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of this catalog or the Single Subject Credential Program website ( for a description of the professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures. Prospective students should consult the department's Physical Education Advisor early to plan their program.

The Physical Education Subject Matter Program is being revised to meet new state standards. When the revised program has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the new course requirements will be in effect and supersede current requirements.


Lower Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • BIOL 207 Human Physiology (4)
    • BIOL 208 Human Anatomy (4)
    • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    • KIN 149A Self Defense (1)
    • KIN 237 Techniques & Analysis of Aquatic Skills (2)
    • KIN 250 Techniques of Basketball (1)
    • KIN 251 Techniques of Flag Football (1)
    • KIN 253 Techniques of Soccer (1)
    • KIN 255 Techniques of Softball (1)
    • KIN 257 Techniques of Volleyball (1)
    • KIN 261 Techniques and Analysis of Fundamental Rhythms (2)
    • KIN 264 Techniques of Golf (1)
    • KIN 265 Techniques of Gymnastics (1)
    • KIN 266 Techniques of Badminton (1)
    • KIN 267 Techniques of Tennis (1)
    • KIN 268 Techniques of Track and Field (1)
    • KIN 270 Professional Practices in Public School Physical Education (3)

Upper Division:

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • KIN 300 Biomechanics of Human Movement (3)
    • KIN 301 Exercise Physiology (3)
    • KIN 312 Motor Control and Learning (3)
    • KIN 315 Motor Development (3)
    • KIN 320 Adapted Physical Education (3)
    • KIN 332I Sociocultural Dimensions of Sport and Human Movement (3)
    • KIN 335 Historical and Cultural Foundations of Sport in America (3)
    • KIN 343 Techniques and Analysis of Fitness (2)
    • KIN 370 Movement Theory and Practice of Elementary Physical Education (3)
    • KIN 380 Principles, Organization and Management of Secondary School Physical Education (3)
    • KIN 457 Applied Theory of Teaching Team Sports (3)
    • KIN 460 Applied Theory & Analysis of Non-Traditional Physical Education Games and Activities (2)
    • KIN 461 Applied Theory of Teaching Individual & Dual Sports (3)
    • KIN 477 Measurement and Curriculum in Physical Education (3)

A fieldwork, field experience or internship course requires current certification in First Aid (American Red Cross: Community First Aid & Safety or Emergency Response or Workplace Training: Standard First Aid or equivalent) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (American Red Cross: Adult CPR or Adult, Infant & Child CPR or CPR for the Professional Rescuer; American Heart Association: Adult CPR or Adult, Infant & Child CPR or ACLS Provider or equivalent) prior to enrollment.

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