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    Feb 17, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Physical Education B.S., with Exercise Science Concentration


(CIP = 13.1314)

Physical Education


(CIP = 13.1314) (PET) TRACK 1 OF 2
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS: 120

http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/departments/physed/programs/progPe.html

Physical Education includes the study of kinesiology, physical skill development, pedagogy, coaching, curriculum development and assessment, and administration of physical activity programs. The Physical Education major offers students extensive preparation in theory and methodology courses leading to K-12 teaching certification. The Physical Education Program also offers a minor in the Science of Physical Activity.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites


Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.

If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.

Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.

  • EDF X005 Education: Foundations and Policy Studies - 3 credit hours
  • BSC X085 - 4 credit hours
  • BSC X086 or PET X622 - 4 credit hours
  • Skill Development Courses in Physical Activities - 4-5 credit hours
  • Conditioning, Fitness and Wellness Course in Physical Education Activities - 3 credit hours

A minimum of 6 semester hours with an international or diversity focus is required. Eligible courses will be determined by the community college or university where the student is currently earning the Associate in Arts or baccalaureate degree. Foreign language courses may be used to meet this requirement.

FOR EDUCATION MAJORS: General education courses will be determined by the community college or university where the student currently is earning the Associate in Arts or baccalaureate degree, and will be published in the institution’s existing catalog and delineated in the Statewide Course Numbering System.

Total Major Hours: 71


Major Core (71 Credit Hours)


Admission Requirements


Students seeking admission to this program must meet the following Department of Education’s Teacher Educator Certification requirements:

  1. Earn a 2.5 overall GPA;
  2. Complete all general education and state mandated common prerequisite courses with a C- or higher in each;
  3. Pass all sections of the General Knowledge Test. Information can be found at http://www.usf.edu/education/academics/teacher-certification/general-knowledge-test.aspx;
  4. Submit an application to Student Academic Services, EDU 106, 813-974-2979.

Applications can be found at http://www.usf.edu/education/advising/undergraduate/coedu-applications.aspx

Requirements for the B.S. Degree in Physical Education


Physical Education is a two-year program that includes mandatory attendance during the summer session between the first and second years. The Physical Education program only admits students in the Fall Semester of each year. Students proceed through the program in cohorts and are required to complete all required courses each semester with a grade of “C-” or better in order to progress to the next semester. Students who do not complete the requirements will be dismissed from the program and may reapply for the next cohort.

The Physical Education program is a full-time program. Students must be available for classes from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday each semester. Additional time commitments may be necessary for course work in the evenings.

Requirements after Admission


Students accepted into the physical education program must meet the following additional requirements:

  1. Sign an agreement to abide by the standards set forth in the College of Education Professional Disposition and Ethical Standards Policy and Procedures document.
  2. Pay for costs in addition to tuition, fees, and books such as:
    • Attendance at the state professional organization conference (minimally 1 year)
    • Student membership in the state physical education professional organization
    • Transportation to and from school sites required in courses and internships
    • Physical Education Teacher Education uniform for internships
    • Criminal background checks and finger printing for internships
    • Assignments in some classes (e.g., printing/binding of group project reports, academic and professional portfolio, professional file, etc.)
    • Electronic assignment portfolio throughout program
  3. Complete professional development plans throughout the program.
  4. Complete and pass individual development plans in identified skill areas during the program

GPA Requirements


Once admitted, students must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA and earn a 2.5 in all upper-level coursework in the major including Core and Specialization courses.

Grading Requirement


Receive a grade of C- or higher in all required courses and maintain a 2.5 overall GPA and a 2.5 Core and Specialization GPA to be eligible to intern and graduate.

Research Opportunities


All undergraduate students in any degree program can participate in undergraduate research. There are a number of options to receive academic credit for a mentored research experience and to have the experience show on the official transcript. Students who wish to enroll in an undergraduate research course should consult with their academic advisor to understand how the credit will apply towards the degree requirements. If no credit is needed, students may be eligible to enroll in the 0-credit IDS 2912 , IDS 4914  or IDH 4910  courses. These courses will not impact degree credits or GPA but will show on an official transcript and document the experience. The Office of Undergraduate Research will assist students in understanding the various course options.

Internship Opportunities


Physical Education students will complete four clinical experiences. The final internship consists of two courses, each of 7 weeks. One will be performed at the elementary level and one at the middle or high school level. Passing grades in internship will only be possible if all sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam are taken and passed prior to graduation.

Other Information


Physical Education Elective Program

Physical Education elective offerings are designed to provide opportunities for all students in the University to acquire knowledge and movement skills related to an active healthy lifestyle. Laboratory experiences in over twenty-five different exercise and sports activities allow students to select and develop proficiency appropriate for leisure pursuit and personal development. Special competency courses provide for in-depth study in such areas as personal wellness, current issues in sports, and first aid.

Advising Information


Students are encouraged to seek advising in Student Academic Services, EDU 106, 813-974-2979. To schedule an appointment visit us at http://www.usf.edu/education/advising/undergraduate/.

Physical Education Faculty


Chairperson: J. Schneider; Professor: F.N. Faucette; Associate Professors: H.B. Sun, S. Flory.

Exercise Science


(CIP = 13.1314)
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS: 120

http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/departments/physed/programs/progEs.html

Exercise Science includes study of the biological and behavioral aspects of exercise, fitness assessment and exercise prescription, behavior modification, and the clinical aspects of exercise. The Exercise Science program integrates classroom study with hands-on practical experiences. The Exercise Science major qualifies students for professional certifications such as ACSM’s Certified Exercise Physiologist, and NSCA’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and for positions in worksite health promotion, strength and conditioning, clinical rehabilitation, personal fitness training, and sport performance.

Students who successfully complete the undergraduate Exercise Science major earn a B.S. degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Exercise Science. The Exercise Science program prepares students for a variety of entry level positions in the exercise science field. See our website (http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/departments/physed/programs/progEs.html) for the types of jobs and job settings available as well as other important information. 

Limited Access


THIS CONCENTRATION HAS ADDITIONAL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS AS LISTED IN THIS SECTION.

The exercise science program is a limited access program meaning that enrollment is limited to 36 students each fall semester. Selection of the 36 students is based on the following criteria:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.50. This is a College of Education criterion.
  2. Completion of all the following “common statewide prerequisites” for exercise science programs by the spring semester prior to fall admission with a C- or higher.
  3. Students with the top 36 composite GPAs will be selected for admission into the program. A composite GPA will be calculated for each student as 30 percent of the overall GPA plus 70 percent of the common statewide prerequisite GPA.

Admission Criteria


Students must:

  1. Apply to the University of South Florida.
  2. Submit a completed application to the Exercise Science program, including official transcripts between June 1st and July 15th for fall admission.
  3. Complete the General Education requirements for the University of South Florida or for the Florida public college or university in which the student took his or her General Education requirements.
GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING TO THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION EXERCISE SCIENCE PROGRAM

These guidelines apply to all students seeking admission to the program regardless of whether they are seeking General or Early Admission.

Overview of Admissions Process

  • Students seeking admission to the program must be admitted to USF-Tampa.
  • The Exercise Science program is a limited access program.  As such, students are not guaranteed admission.  Exercise Science admits only 36 students each fall, and general admission to the program is competitive.  Selection of the 36 s6tudents to be admitted is based on the composite GPA. (A composite GPA score is equal to 30 percent of the overall GPA plus 70 percent of the common statewide prerequisite GPA).
  • Admissions are available through two mechanisms: early admissions and regular admissions.  Both are detailed below.
  • Completed applications should be submitted to Student Academic Services, EDU 106/Fax 813-974-3391.
  • Transfer students applying to the program should submit transcripts along with the College of Education Exercise Science Application.
Criteria for Early Admission

Students must apply by June 1 and fulfill the following criteria to be considered for Early Admission:

  1. Attainment of minimum of 3.0 composite GPA.
  2. Completion of at least 6 of the 8 prerequisite courses and attainment of a minimum grade of a B or higher in each course; finishing all prerequisite courses with a cumulative GPA or 3.0 or higher.
  3. All remaining prerequisites must be completed no later than the second Friday in August prior to the first day of fall classes.

Transfer students must submit transcripts for remaining prerequisites by second Friday in August.

Criteria for General Admission

Students must apply by July 25 and fulfill the following minimum requirements to be considered for General Admission:

  1. Attainment of minimum 2.5 GPA overall.
  2. Completion of and attainment of a minimum of a “C-” grade or higher in the following prerequisite courses no later than summer term prior to fall admission.
  3. Completion of all prerequisite courses no later than the second Friday in August prior to the first day of fall classes.
  4. Selection of the remaining students not admitted via Early Admission is based on the composite GPA. Those student with the highest GPAs will be admitted first and a wait list will be formed.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites


Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.

If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.

Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.

  • CHM X045/X045L or CHM X030 or CHM X045C
  • HUN X201 or HUN X577 or HSC X100
  • BSC X085/X085L or PET X322/X322L or BSC X093/X093L or APK X100C or BSC X085C or PET X322C or BSC X093C
  • SPC X608 or AEE X030C
  • APX 105C or BSC X086/X086L or PET X323/X323L or BSC X094/X094L
  • STA X023 or STA X030 or MAC X147
  • MAC X105 or MAC X140 or MAC X147 or MAC X311

Total Concentration Hours: 54-57


Concentration Core (54-57 Credit Hours)


The Exercise Science program is a full-time program. Students must be available for classes from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday each semester. Additional time commitments may be necessary for course work such as PET 3940  (Practicum) and PET 4941  (Internship).

The following are recommended prerequisite courses. The grades in these courses will not be used to calculate the common statewide prerequisite GPA for admission.

  1. PEM 2131  Weight Training (2)
  2. HLP 2081  Personal Wellness (3)

NOTE: Though no computer course is recommended, students need to possess excellent computer skills, i.e., MS applications.

Requirements after Admission:


By August 1st, students will be informed if they have been accepted into the program. Students accepted into the program must inform the College of Education advising office by August 15th that they will or will not be enrolling in fall classes. Once admitted, students will need to meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete an online College of Education Orientation and attend an Exercise Science Orientation on Wednesday morning of the week prior to the beginning of the fall semester.
  2. Pay for costs in addition to tuition, fees, and books such as:
    • Material and supply fee for PET 3384  
    • Student membership for the Exercise Science student organization
    • Professional liability insurance
    • Student membership in at least one professional organization
    • Transportation to and from field experiences required in courses including the practicum and internship
    • Possible requirements of practicum/internship sites such as health/medical exam, immunizations/vaccines, criminal background check, finger printing, drug/alcohol screening, personal health insurance, uniforms, and parking
    • Possible costs associated with obtaining physician clearance (e.g., medical exam and/or tests) prior to participation in physical activity/exercise. Students complete a Pre-Activity Screening Questionnaire (PASQ) based on American College of Sports Medicine guidelines to determine if physician clearance is needed.
    • Assignments in some classes (e.g., printing/binding of group project reports, academic and professional portfolio, etc.)
  3. Receive a grade of C- or higher in all required courses and maintain a 2.5 GPA (overall and in major) in order to progress to the next semester.
  4. Complete 10 hours of volunteer community service for a non-profit health care organization.
  5. Sign and submit an Assumption of Risk and Waiver document.

GPA Requirements


Once admitted, students must maintain a 2.5 overall GPA and earn a 2.5 in all upper-level coursework.

Course Grade Requirement


Students must earn a C- or higher in every upper-level course in the major.

Internship Opportunities


Students will enroll in an internship experience as part of their major coursework.

Other Information


Physical Education Elective Program

Physical Education elective offerings are designed to provide opportunities for all students in the University to acquire knowledge and movement skills related to an active healthy lifestyle. Laboratory experiences in over twenty-five different exercise and sports activities allow students to select and develop proficiency appropriate for leisure pursuit and personal development. Special competency courses provide for in-depth study in such areas as personal wellness, current issues in sports, and first aid.

Advising Information


Students are encouraged to seek advising in Student Academic Services, EDU 106, 813-974-2979. To schedule an appointment visit us at http://www.usf.edu/education/advising/undergraduate/.

Physical Education - Exercise Science Faculty


Program Coordinator: C. Ashley, S. Buckner, B. Campbell, M. Chiodini, M. Kilpatrick, N. Martinez.

Physical Education Faculty


Program Coordinator: S. Flory, F.N. Faucette, H.B. Sun.

Plan of Study


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