Physical Education

Program Requirements

Degree Offered: Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements:

  1. General requirements for baccalaureate degree, p. 8 of the 2007-2008 Course Catalog.
  2. Complete the pre-professional courses (EDU 213, EDU 214, SPE 229, and ELE 240) with a grade of "C" or better).
  3. Major courses for secondary certification: 38 hours in Physical Education including PED 106, 200, 221, 236, 241, 242, 265, 340, 400, 432, 434, 436, 442, and 444.
  4. Support Courses: BIO 282 and 283, MAT 124, SCI 344 and 345. (See p. 76 for additional requirements)
  5. Satisfactory completion of student teaching in EDU 495 or 496.
  6. Demonstrate professional disposition in coursework and field experiences.


Requirements for a Minor:

Physical Education:
To develop a second teaching field in Physical Education a student must complete PED 241 or 242, 400, 432, 434, 436, 442, and 444.

Exercise Science(Personal Training)
: Completion of PED 106, 236, 301, 344, 345, 355, 380 or 381, 454, 455, and 460.

Illinois Coaching Certification:
Completion of PED 106, PED 200, PED 264 (or SPM 264), 436, PED/SCI 345, 445, 465, and SPM 430. PED 380 or 381 is recommended. Completion of each course with a grade of "C" or better is required to fulfill certification requirements.

Quincy University's coaching minor will allow students the opportunity to become certified as a head coach for an Illinois interscholastic athletic team. Non-Education majors can increase their marketability in the coaching field by gaining valuable knowledge and experience. Students who successfully complete the coaching minor will be accredited by the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) to be a certified head coach in the State of Illinois.

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