The UC programme is unique in the way it blends knowledge and skills in sport and exercise science with the socio-cultural and teaching aspects of Physical Education. An in-depth study of Hatha Yoga including the eight stages (or limbs) of yoga as explained in the Yoga Sutras by Patanjali written around 200 to 300 B.C. Emphasis placed on asana (physical postures, pranayama (breathing techniques), and dyhana (meditation).
Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education program; successful completion (with grade of B or better) of YOED 2500, YOED 3000, YOED 3300, YOED 4020,YOED 4030, or YOED 4040; passing score(s) on the specialty area exam(s) of Praxis II; overall grade point average maintained at a minimum of 2.75; grade point average in the major at a minimum of 2.50; and senior standing.
We also arrange bespoke placements: recent examples include with Sky Sports (Soccer AM), Fulham Football Club (links to player nutrition, training and HR departments), NHS Cardiac Rehabilitation and East London Community Boxing Development Programme (engaging Asian females in physical activity through boxing).
The study of physical education is underpinned by understanding how learning occurs and the factors that determine how individuals engage with and experience physical activity cognitively, emotionally, socially and the impact of culture, environment and politics.
Requiring individuals to participate in physical education activities, such as dodge ball , flag football , and other competitive sports remains a controversial subject because of the social impact these have cases physical education programs have been cut.