About this Bachelor's Degree

The Bachelor of Science degree program in human performance is designed to provide students with a foundational theory based in the movement sciences specific to professional preparation in physical education (PE) K-12 teacher licensure.

Physical education teaching specialists are now applying pedagogical skills in nontraditional instructional settings such as:

  • Sport-specific community-based or residential institutions
  • Correctional facilities
  • Sport camps and other youth organizations

The selection of elective courses leading to a second teaching or supplemental (“add-on”) endorsement is highly recommended. Supplemental endorsements require a minimum of 21 semester hours in a content area (with a grade of “C” or better) or meeting the minimum score on the Praxis II Specialty Area Test.

Student Learning Outcomes / Program Objectives

  • Students know and apply discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated individuals (NASPE Standard 1). 
  • Students are physically educated individuals with the knowledge and skill necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health enhancing fitness as delineated in the NASPE K-12 Standards (NASPE Standard 2).
  • Students plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences aligned with local, state, and national standards to address the diverse needs of all students.
  • Students use effective communication and pedagogical skills and strategies to enhance student engagement and learning.
  • Students utilize assessments and reflection to foster K-12 student learning and inform instructional decisions.