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Dean of the Stout School of Education
Instructor, Educator Preparation and Director of Education Fellows
Assistant Professor of Physical Education

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Health and Physical Education leads to licensure to teach health and physical education in grades K-12.  Undergraduate courses focus on nutrition, health issues, motor development, individual and team sports skill development and analyses. Emphasis is placed on the application of methodologies to the elementary and middle/secondary settings. The major in Health/Physical Education requires 41 hours of coursework in teacher education. Minors in Health Education and Athletic Coaching are also available.

Effective Fall 2019:
Students pursuing degrees in the School of Education will have the option of selecting between the Licensure-Track and Non-Licensure Track programs of study within the Elementary Education, Special Education, Middle Grades Education or Health/Physical Education programs of study.

Licensure Track:
Student Teaching with N.C. licensure will become an optional track that students may pursue at the end of the program.  Choosing this track requires completion of the mandatory 16-week student teaching, all related licensure tests, and the edTPA portfolio.  These credits will be included in the required 128 to graduate.

Degree ONLY (Non-Licensure Track):
Students who choose (or who are moved to) the non-licensure track in the degree program will earn a B.A. degree in Elementary Education, Special Education, Middle Grades Education or Health/Physical Education.  Instead of student teaching students will complete other university electives to reach the required 128 credits for graduation and a four credit internship that is not student teaching.   The School of Education does not apply for North Carolina license as the required student teaching, edTPA portfolio, and teacher exams are not part of this track.

Course Requirements 2022/2023
Bachelor of Arts in Health and Physical Education
Minor in Health Education
Bachelor of Arts in Health and Physical Education
Degree Requirements Credits
Major Requirements 72
University Core Requirements 36-44
Electives 12-20
Total 128
Minor in Health Education
Minor Requirements Credits
Course Requirements 20
Total 20
Requirements for B.A. in Health and Physical Education
Requirements for Minor in Health Education
Requirements for B.A. in Health and Physical Education
Course Course Title Credits
EDU 1200 Introduction to Teaching 2*
EDU 2100 The Nature of the Learner 4*
EDU 2200 Critical Perspectives on Teaching and Learning 4*
EDU 3100 Students with Disabilities: Characteristics and Service Delivery Models 4
EDU 3110 Educational Technology for Teachers 2
EDU 3280 Literacy in the Content Areas 4
EDU 4008 Technology Integrated Assessment for Middle, Secondary, and Special Students 2
EDU 4166 Using Data to Access Student Impact in K-12 Classrooms 2
EDU 4173 Methods of Teaching Health and Physical Education K-12 4
EDU 4174, EDU 4275 Introduction to Student Teaching or Internship in Education 2
EDU 4200 Diverse Learners and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy 4
EDU 4280 Discipline and Classroom Management Issues for Middle Grade and Secondary Teachers 2
BIO 1120 The Human Body and Exercise 4
HED 1200 Nutrition and Healthy Living 4
HED 2100 Prevention and Substance Abuse 2
HED 2200 Human Sexuality and Relationships 2
HED 3100 Contemporary Health Issues I 2
PEC 1331 Social Dance 1
PEC 2100 Motor Development and Learning 2
PEC 2101 Team Sports: Skill Development and Analysis 4
PEC 2201 Individual Sports: Skill Development and Analysis 4
PEC 3100 Trends and Issues of Teaching Elementary Physical Education 4
PEC 3101 The Application of Physical Education in the Elementary Setting 2
PEC 3200 Trends and Issues in Teaching Adolescent Physical Education 4
PEC 4210 Coaching and Field Experience I 2
*These courses are prerequisites for admission to the Educator Preparation Program.

The following courses are required for licensure:
EDU 4000 Investigation in Teacher Performance Assessment I 1
EDU 4112 Independent Study (Required for students officially submitting their edTPA Portfolios) 4
EDU 4230 Student Teaching Continuation 8
*Required for students officially submitting their edTPA Portfolios
Note: Students may receive only one C- grade in a supporting course. Any subsequent course with a grade of C- or lower must be repeated. A grade of D+ or lower in a supporting course will not be accepted.
Requirements for Minor in Health Education
Course Course Title Credits
EDU 1202 Seminar in Education 2*
EDU 4275 Internship in Education 2*
HED 1200 Nutrition and Healthy Living 4
HED 3100 Contemporary Health Issues 2
*These courses should be taken at the end of the course sequence.

A minimum of 10 credits from the following list:
EXS 4400 Health Behavior Change 4
HED 2100 Prevention and Substance Abuse 2
HED 2200 Human Sexuality and Relationships 4
HED 3200 Women's Health Issues 4*
HED 3300 Aging & Life Choices 4*
PEC 2130 Healthy Living for the Elementary Child 4
PSY 3610 Health Psychology 4**
SPN 2141 Spanish for the Medical Professions 4***
*Prerequisite: Junior Status

**Prerequisite: PSY 2000.

***Prerequisite: SPN 2130 or SPN 2140 or permission of the instructor.
Career Opportunities
High Point University is proud of its graduates. In the last five years, the School of Education has graduated more than 300 students in teacher education and 150 graduate students who have gone on to become classroom teachers and school principals, thereby impacting the lives of thousands of school-aged children. Recent graduates from High Point University’s School of Education have received many honors and distinctions including:
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At High Point University, our emphasis on global perspectives is designed to provide students with opportunities to enhance their international awareness and to develop their cross-cultural communication skills. Study abroad is strongly encouraged as a part of this emphasis on global studies. With a variety of extraordinary options at some of the most prestigious universities in the world, students at High Point University are encouraged to study abroad as early as the summer after their freshman year. Employers are looking for more than just a degree; they want well-rounded individuals who have familiarity with diverse cultures, special skills, and knowledge of the world around them.
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