Rhode Island College

2016-2017 Catalog


Physical Education B.S.

Retention Requirements

  1. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 each semester.
  2. A minimum grade of B- in HPE 302, HPE 413, and HPE 414; and a recommendation to continue from the instructors of each course.
  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 426.

Course Requirements

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HPE 102Personal Health

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 140Introduction to Movement Sciences

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 206Fundamental Movement and Its Analysis

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 243Foundations of Movement

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 301Principles of Teaching Activity

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 325Assessment in Health and Physical Education

3

Fall.
HPE 409Adapted Physical Education

3

Fall.
HPE 411Kinesiology

3

Fall.
HPE 412Organization and Administration of Physical Education Programs: Prekindergarten through Grade Twelve

3

Fall.
HPE 420Physiological Aspects of Exercise

3

Fall.

Activities Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
HPE 207Motor Skill Development for Lifetime Wellness I

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 208Motor Skill Development for Lifetime Wellness II

3

Fall, Spring.
HPE 247Rhythmic Movement

3

Spring.
HPE 323Teaching in Adventure Education

3

Fall, Spring.

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 315Educational Psychology

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
FNED 346Schooling in a Democratic Society

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
HPE 302Practicum in Team Activities

3

Spring.
HPE 413Practicum in Creative Movement and Dance

3

Fall.
HPE 414Practicum in Individual and Dual Activities

3

Spring.
HPE 423Student Teaching Seminar in Physical Education

2

Fall, Spring.
HPE 425Student Teaching in Physical Education

10

Fall, 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 300Introduction to the Characteristics and Education of Children and Youth with Disabilities

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.

Total Credit Hours: 86

Specialization in Adapted Physical Education

Students who anticipate working with special populations in Physical Education must meet the following additional requirement in order to qualify to take the HPE 444: Specialization in Adapted Physical Education course: Maintain a minimum grade of B in each of the following courses: HPE 302, HPE 409, HPE 413, HPE 414 and HPE 415; and SPED 300.

The purpose of HPE 444 is to offer an additional option for undergraduates to earn an Adapted Physical Education Certificate through RIDE. The alternative option must be earned by maintaining a B in all classes listed above. The course consists of a minimum of three full weeks of documented hands on experience with K-12 schoolchildren in an adapted physical education setting under the supervision of a certified Adapted Physical Educator in the State of Rhode Island. All competencies for certification will be met during this period of time.