Rhode Island College

2019-2020 Catalog


Physical Education B.S.

Retention Requirements

  1. A minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75 each semester.
  2. A minimum grade of B- in HPE 413, HPE 414 and HPE 444 and a recommendation to continue from the instructors of each practicum.
  3. A minimum grade of B- in all other required and professional courses.
  4. Completion of the Professional Service Retention Requirement prior to enrolling in HPE 425.

Course Requirements

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HPE 102Human Health and Disease

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 140Foundations: Physical Education and Exercise Science

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 243Motor Development and Motor Learning

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 301Principles of Teaching Activity

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 325Assessment in Physical Education

2

Fall.
HPE 409Adapted Physical Education

3

Spring.
HPE 415Teaching/Assessment in Adapted Physical Education

3

Fall.
HPE 428Educational Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology

3

Fall.

Activities Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HPE 313Elementary Activities

3

Fall.
HPE 314Middle School Activities

3

Fall.
HPE 315High School Activities

3

Fall.

Note: Students must also demonstrate basic-level competency in aquatics by providing evidence of satisfactory completion of an entry-level or higher swimming course or its equivalent prior to student teaching. Materials explaining ways to fulfill this requirement are available in the Department of Health and Physical Education.

Note: Students must present current certification in basic first aid and adult-child-infant CPR and AED in order to student teach.

Professional Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CEP 215Introduction to Educational Psychology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
FNED 101Introduction to Teaching and Learning

2

Fall, Spring, Summer.
FNED 246Schooling for Social Justice

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 413Practicum in Elementary Physical Education

3

Spring.
HPE 414Practicum In Secondary Physical Education

3

Spring.
HPE 423Student Teaching Seminar in Physical Education

2

Fall, Spring.
HPE 425Student Teaching in Physical Education

9

Fall, Spring.
HPE 435Physical Education Student Teaching Capstone

1

Early Spring.
HPE 444Practicum in Adapted Physical Education

2

Early Spring.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 231Human Anatomy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 335Human Physiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SPED 333Introduction to Special Education: Policies/Practices

3

Fall, Spring.
TESL 401Introduction to Teaching Emergent Bilinguals

4

Fall, Spring.

Note: BIOL 108: Fulfills the Natural Science category of General Education.

Note: BIOL 335: Fulfills the Advanced Quantitative/Scientific Reasoning category of General Education.

Note: CEP 215: Fulfills the Social/Behavioral category of General Education

Total Credit Hours: 81

Specialization in Adapted Physical Education

The purpose of the Specialization in Adapted Physical Education is to offer distinction for those who go above and beyond the minimum requirements of each course to set him/herself apart from peers. The Specialization can only be earned by maintaining a B in HPE 409, HPE 415, HPE 413, HPE 414, HPE 444 and SPED 333.