Concentration: Health & Physical Education Teacher Certification
This concentration leads to certification for teaching in Louisiana and most other states, preparing a student to teach grades K-12 in physical education and health as well as coach in a variety of settings. Students can elect to have a coaching minor in addition to their K-12 major, which is an additional 12 semester hours for Health and PE majors (17 hours for all other concentrations).
Students interested in teaching, coaching or supervision are strongly encouraged to join SHAPE America as a student and continue membership throughout their career. This organization is designed to support, encourage and provide assistance to professionals as they initiate, develop and conduct programs in health, leisure, and movement-related activities. Students may want to join this organization at the state level known as the Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (LAPHERD). Membership is inexpensive and students receive the LAHPERD Journal, newsletters reporting state activities, recent research and an update on the LAHPERD convention. Student members are eligible for professional liability insurance, which is encouraged during student teaching.
Admission into the School of Kinesiology undergraduate program requires a 2.5 GPA and completion with a C or better in English 1001, Math 1021, Math 1022, Biology 1201 and 1202.
- 120 Semester hours; 9 semester hours of student teaching
- All degree programs in the BS in Kinesiology require 120 hours
|General Education||39 Credit Hours|
|Social Science Elective||3|
|Kinesiology Core||31 Credit Hours|
|KIN Activity Course (KIN 1801, 1802)||4|
|Health and Physical Education Certification||50 Credit Hours|
|EDCI 4630 (Student Teaching)||9|
|KIN 2600, 2603, 2604, 3603, 3604, 3605, 3608, 3660, 4600, 4601, 4602, 4605||6|
- 2.5 Cumulative/LSU GPA and passing scores on PRAXIS I or an official ACT/SAT composite of 22/1030
- Passing scores on the Praxis II® Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K-6, Grades 5-9, or Grades 7-12 and passing scores on Praxis II® Physical Education: Content Knowledge
Teacher Education Disclosure
The Health and Physical Education BS program meets the educational eligibility criteria for certification in Health and Physical Education Grades K-12 in the State of Louisiana.
Graduates of this Louisiana state-approved teacher preparation program will qualify for a Level 1 Professional Certificate. Graduates of the program who wish to teach in another U.S. state or country may require additional eligibility criteria to qualify for licensure and/or certification in those locations. We are unable to confirm the licensure and/or certification requirements of other states or countries. Therefore, if you intend to pursue such credentialing in another state or elsewhere, it is advised that you contact the applicable state or country credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if this program meets the applicable eligibility criteria. If you have additional questions in this regard, please contact us to assist you in your career planning.