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Physical Education - Teaching

California State University, Dominguez Hills
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Fall 2020

Program description

Physical Education - Teaching

Kinesiology is an academic area concerned with the art and science of human movement, with particular reference to physical, mental, emotional and social variables.

Students who wish to pursue the State of California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Physical Education should complete this program and additional requirements as listed in the Teacher Education section of this University Catalog. This option does not require an additional academic minor outside the field of Physical Education.

Admission requirements

First-time freshman:

  • High school GPA of 3.0 (“B” average) or higher
  • High school graduation certificate or exam results
  • Proof of English proficiency

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Program content

In addition to the Physical Education major requirements, modules for the Teaching Option include:

  • Aerobics
  • Social and Folk Dance Activity
  • Badminton
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial Arts
  • Swimming/All Levels
  • Tennis
  • Practicum in Physical Activity Instruction
  • Lifetime Fitness
  • Outdoor Education
  • Physical Conditioning
  • Weight Training
  • Basketball
  • Soccer/Outdoor
  • Softball
  • Volleyball
  • Tests and Measurements in Physical Education
  • Introduction to Adapted Physical Education
  • Technology Methods in Physical Education and Recreation
  • Motor Learning
  • History and Philosophy of Physical Education
  • Physical Education in the Elementary School
  • Directed Teaching in Elementary Physical Education
  • Teaching Effectiveness in Secondary Physical Education
  • Directed Teaching in Secondary Physical Education
  • Senior Seminar in Physical Education

Tuition fees

  • Tuition Fees: $6,945 (24 units/2 semesters)
  • Non-Resident Supplemental Tuition ($396/unit): $9,504 (24 units/2 semesters)

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information

Career opportunities

A B.A. in Physical Education offers four options in the major. The Pre-Physical Therapy Option provides some of the prerequisites for Physical Therapy schools and can serve as a pre-medical preparation program. The Fitness Director Option enables students to assume leadership positions in fitness establishments in both public and private sectors. The Physical Education Teaching Option is designed for students seeking a teaching career in elementary or secondary physical education, or planning to enter graduate programs in preparation for teaching careers at the college or university levels.

Within the Physical Education Minor, two options are offered. The Coaching minor is for students planning to work as coaches in chosen areas of sports specialization. The Teaching minor qualifies credentialed teachers in other subject areas to teach Physical Education in grades K-9.

A Fitness Instructor Certificate is offered to meet the needs of individuals who are either presently employed or intend to seek employment as fitness instructors in health clubs, recreation centers, YM/WCAs or corporate fitness programs. Requirements for the certificate are based on guidelines established by the American College of Sports Medicine and the Association of Fitness in Business and Industry. The certificate can be completed independent of a bachelor's degree.

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California State University, Dominguez Hills

Established in 1960, California State University, Dominguez Hills (called CSUDH) is a highly diverse, metropolitan university primarily serving the South Bay area of Los Angeles County with easy access to downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood and the sunny California beaches. CSUDH...

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California State University, Dominguez Hills

1000 E Victoria St.
90747 Carson California
United States of America

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