Physical Education

Learn more about the email and text alerts included within your HCPSS News subscription. Students must complete a Secondary Education minor that includes student teaching. We’re also home to the annual Physical Education Conference, held at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester. It is our hope that through positive experiences students will value physical activity and acknowledge its contributions to a healthful lifestyle.

Prerequisites: Admission to teacher education program; successful completion of YOED 2500, YOED 3000, YOED 3300 with a grade of B or better; 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.physical education

WHO has established several partnerships to help support Member States in their efforts to promote physical activity – these include the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and United Nations Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSPD) and a Memo of Understanding with the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Many graduates with this major become secondary school teachers in health and physical education, with opportunities for employment in New Zealand and overseas. You will examine the nature and values of PE and our lifelong relationship with physical activity, sport, health and fitness, with access to outstanding facilities at our Eastbourne campus. Insufficient physical activity is 1 of the 10 leading risk factors for global mortality and is on the rise in many countries, adding to the burden of NCDs and affecting general health worldwide. Policies and plans to address physical inactivity have been developed in about 80{cd8b7cc200b074e1721cf0e63bc872957c1a49f84884f7ef5a0d76514d6d2399} of WHO Member States, though these were operational in only 56{cd8b7cc200b074e1721cf0e63bc872957c1a49f84884f7ef5a0d76514d6d2399} of the countries in 2013. The National Standards for Sport Coaches, 2nd edition, is a playbook for running a successful training program. Pilates as a science, art form, philosophy, and physical exercise interwoven into the academic experience.

Students majoring in Physical Education will be required to have a minor in Secondary Education. The Physical Education program is offered as a general major and a minor Additionally, a minor in Coaching is also offered. The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 required that all school districts with a federally funded school meal program develop wellness policies that address nutrition and physical activity. Recently most elementary schools have specific health classes for students as well as physical education class.