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Health and Physical Education

Undergraduate Teacher Preparation
Graduate Curriculum and Instruction and Coaching Education

The Human Movement Sciences Department houses the academic program for undergraduate (B.S. Ed.) and graduate (M.S. Ed.) students pursuing teacher licensure and advanced studies in coaching and health and physical education designed for the PreK-12 school setting. This unique discipline is designed to promote the coaching and teaching competencies of future and current professionals. The curriculum is conceptual-based, aligned with NASPE Standards and the Virginia Standards of Learning.

The coursework addresses  a wide range of content and skill areas such as physical education pedagogy, teaching of sports, motor development, motor learning, coaching theory, motivational issues in sport, exercise science, biomechanics, and health education.

Application information, financial aid, and general university admission requirements can be found at the Old Dominion University home page (http://www.odu.edu).

CONTACT FOR INFORMATION
Mr. Steve Knott
Undergraduate Program Coordinator-Physical Education Teacher Preparation & Coaching Education Minor      
2030 Student Recreation Center
Human Movement Sciences Department
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529
(757) 683-3355 (office); 683-4270 (fax)
E-mail: sknott@odu.edu


Xihe Zhu, PhD
Graduate Program Coordinator-Curriculum and Instruction
2010 Student Recreation Center
Human Movement Sciences Department
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529
(757) 683-3545 (office); 683-4270 (fax)
E-mail: x2zhu@odu.edu

Kim Stewart, PhD
Graduate Program Coordinator-Coaching Education
2022 Student Recreation Center
Human Movement Sciences Department
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529
(757) 683-5338 (office); 683-4270 (fax)
E-mail: kstewart@odu.edu


Graduate

 

Three different emphases are available for students pursuing an advanced degree in Physical Education: Coaching Education, Curriculum & Instruction, and Initial Virginia Licensure in Health & Physical Education. Click on each specific link to view the admission and course requirements.

 

 


Undergraduate

 

The BS in Physical Education requires a total of 120 semester hours is required in the baccalaureate degree program in physical education and health, which leads to initial teacher licensure in Virginia upon passage of the PRAXIS I, PRAXIS II, and completion of the culminating experience of the teacher candidate internship. A Virginia teaching license is accepted for licensure in many other states. Driver's education courses (6 semester hours) are offered for completion of the Virginia endorsement area and are highly recommended for those who intend to teach at the secondary level.

 


Minors

A minor in health is offered for students in other programs by completing these specified courses (19 credit hours) in health education.

A minor in coaching is offered for students by completing specified courses (15 credit hours) in coaching education.


Driver's Education Endorsement

An endorsement area in driver's education can be completed in a two-course series (6-credit hours). Driver's education endorsement is highly recommended for students desiring to teach on the secondary level.