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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND LEISURE STUDIES
 
Chair: Frederick M. Scaffidi (251-460-7131)
Professors: Barnes, Chilton, Gilley, Heitman,Kovaleski, Scaffidi
Associate Professor: Gurchiek
Assistant Professors: Erdmann, Pugh
Instructors: O’Keefe, Smith-Palombo, Soukup
 
Department of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Studies web site
 
The Department of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Studies offers state and nationally accredited teacher education programs in Physical Education (P-12) and Health Education (6-12). A concentration in Exercise Science is available as part of the non-certification Physical Education program. A major is offered in Leisure Studies with concentrations in Therapeutic Recreation and General Recreation. The department also provides a basic physical activity instructional program for all University students through courses in physical fitness, lifetime sports, dance, and martial arts.
 
MINIMUM GENERAL STUDIES REQUIREMENTS FOR HPELS MAJORS (64 HOURS)
See College of Education section or departmental advising sheets for General Studies requirements.
 
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
I. General Studies Component
  See Departmental advising sheet for specific requirements and suggestions.
II. Requirements for Physical Education
(P-12) Class B Teacher Certification
  HS 170, 262, 263, 362, 460; PE 100, 106, 130, 166, 201, 282, 351, 370, 380, 381, 452, 461, 474, 475, 476, 478, 430 and 460 or 470, two (2) additional and different one-hour activity courses; BMD 114, EPY 251, EDF 211, 315; EDM 310 or 312, and SPE 400.
III. Requirement for Non-Certification Physical Education (Exercise Science).
  HS 170, 262, 263, 362, 460; PE 100, 166, 201, 282, 351, 370, 380, 381, 474, 475, 476, 495; EPY 251; EDM 310 or 312; BMD 114, HS/PE elective and four (4) different one hour PE activities.
A pre-Athletic Training experience is available in the non-teacher certification Physical Education (Exercise Science) program. See departmental advisor for details.
 
Additional departmental requirements will be listed on HPELS advising sheets (see advisor).
 
HEALTH EDUCATION
I. General Studies Component
  See Department advising sheets for specific requirements and suggestions.
II. Requirements for Health Education
(6-12) Class B Teacher Certification

HS 170, 262, 263, 351, 361, 362, 460, 463; PE 100 and one (1) hour activity course; BMD 114, 115; SED 340, 341, 464; EDF 211, 315; EPY 251, 455; EDM 310 or 312; SPE 400; RED 351.
Second teaching field required (Biology)
III. Requirements for Non-Certification Health Education
HS 170, 262, 263, 351, 361, 362, 460, 463; PE 100, 201, 381, 475, 476, 495, and one (1) hour activity course; BLY 205, 215 or 311; BMD 114, 115; SY 220, PSY 120; EPY 251; EDM 310 or 312.
 
Additional Departmental requirements will be listed in HPELS advising sheets (see advisor).
 
LEISURE STUDIES
A major must complete a minimum of 39 semester hours in Leisure Studies professional courses including the core requirements (27 semester hours) of 191, 292 or 295, 375, 391, 498 and the LS technology requirement. Students must complete LS core requirements and attain senior status prior to enrollment in internship. All LS 498 Internships must be completed at departmentally approved sites and must be planned and approved at least one full semester in advance of their enrollment in LS 498.
 
LEISURE STUDIES/THERAPEUTIC RECREATION
A Leisure Studies major with concentration in Therapeutic Recreation is also offered. (See Advisor and Leisure Studies Advising Sheet for courses necessary to complete the concentration.) Additional requirements may be needed for National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. See departmental advisors for specific NCTRC requirements.
 
LEISURE STUDIES MINORS
Minors are available in Biology, Business, Geography, Psychology, and Sociology. See specific subject areas for requirements.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO CANDIDACY IN TEACHING-CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS (PE AND HS)
All students must apply at the Education Certification and Student Services Office, College of Education, for admission to teacher candidacy. This is normally done during the final semester of the sophomore year or first semester of the junior year. All previously listed requirements of the University and College must have been met as well. (See specifics in College of Education section.)
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO CANDIDACY IN NON-TEACHING-CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS (LS, PE, HS)
All students must apply for admission to a program during the semester immediately following the completion of 60 semester hours of credit provided they meet the requirements listed below. Courses in progress during the semester the student makes an application for candidacy may be used as part of meeting the requirements.
Admission to a non-teaching-certification program requires that:
1. the student
  a. declare a specialization,
  b. take any necessary tests,
  c. submit to any needed evaluations, and
  d. be available for necessary interviews.
2. the student’s application receives approval from the advisor and departmental chair. The application must be submitted to the Student Services Committee of the College of Education by the second week of the semester in which the student is eligible to be admitted.
3. the student’s application receives approval from the Student Services Committee.
4. the student’s application receive the approval of the Dean or Associate Dean, College of Education.
 
The following are the criteria to be considered by the Student Services Committee:
1. Completion of 60 semester hours of course work, 48 of which must be in General Studies.
2. A minimum overall grade-point average of 2.2 in the major/ specialization and a grade-point average of 2.2 on all work attempted at the University of South Alabama.
3. Satisfactory performance on the College of Education Reading Examination (IDE 010) or equivalent.
4. Sufficient physical ability and emotional stability to perform successfully as a professional. These and other factors could be determined in a departmental interview.
5. Recommendation of advisor and department chair.
6. Completion of any departmental prerequisite courses.
7. LS majors must complete EH 101, 102; LS 191, 292 or 295, 391, CA 110 and any departmental prerequisite courses, in addition to the above.
8. PE majors (Exercise Science) must complete EH 101, 102; PE 100, 166, 201; HS 170, 262, 263; BMD 114, CA 110, and any departmental prerequisite courses, in addition to the above.
9. HS majors must complete EH 101, 102; PE 100, 201; HS 170, 262, 263; BMD 114, and 115; CA 110, and any departmental prerequisite courses, in addition to the above.
 
The Student Services Committee may recommend the admission of the student to the program, defer admission, or reject the student’s application.
 
MINOR IN LEISURE STUDIES (21 HOURS)
LS 191, 375, 391, and the remaining hours from other Leisure Studies courses as assigned by the advisor.
 
BUSINESS MINOR FOR LEISURE STUDIES STUDENTS (21 HOURS)
ACC 211; ECO 215, 216; MGT 240 or 300; MKT 320, and six hours from an advisor-approved business electives. LS majors are not subject to the additional Mitchell College of Business requirements.
 
GRADUATE
The Department of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Studies offers:
I. The Master of Education degree in HPELS with specializations in:
1. Health Education, and
2. Physical Education
These programs are planned to lead to Alabama Class A Teacher Certification unless the student prefers a non-teaching degree. An Alabama Class B certificate or the equivalent is required for students seeking the Masters level (Class A) certification.
II. The Master of Science degree in HPELS with a specialization in Exercise Technology:
This is a non-teacher certification specialization.
III. AA Certification Programs for the Instructional Specialist in:
1. Health Education, and
2. Physical Education.
IV. The Alternative Master of Education Degree Program is a special program for individuals with baccalaureate degrees in non-teacher-education fields.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR DEGREE (M.Ed. 33 HOURS)
The requirements for the Master of Education Degree include Educational Research and Evaluation (IDE 510), and 30 semester hours in the area of specialization. Eighteen hours of graduate course work must be in HPELS. All 400 level courses that will apply to any HPELS graduate program must be approved by the Chairs of HPELS. No courses below the 400 level can apply to any graduate program.
 
Option 1: Physical Education (P-12)
A. Curriculum and Teaching (six hours)
HPE 506 and 521 or 530
B. Educational Foundations (six hours)
Select One: EPY 502 or 521
Select One: EDF 501 or 515
C. Research and Evaluation (three hours)
IDE 510
D. Student chooses one from: (three hours)
IDE 620 or ST 540
E. Teaching Field (12 hours)
Twelve hours from HPE, HS course work (advisor recommendation required).
F. Electives (three hours)
All certification programs require SPE 500 or an introductory Special Education course if not taken at the undergraduate level.
 
Option 2: Health Education (6-12)
A. Curriculum and Teaching (six hours)
HS 560 and 520 or HPE 530
B. Educational Foundations (six hours)
Select One: EPY 502 or 521
Select One: EDF 501 or 515
C. Research and Evaluation (three hours)
IDE 510
D. Teaching Field (12 hours)
Twelve hours from HS, HPE course work (advisor recommendation required).
E. Electives (6 hours)
All certification programs require SPE 500 or an introductory Special Education course if not taken at the undergraduate level.
 
Option 3: Non-Certification (HS,PE)
A. Required Core
PE: IDE 510; HPE 505, 516, 540, 570, 595, HS 563
HS: IDE 510; HS 562, 563; HPE 505, 595
B. Area of Specialization
12-18 hrs from advisor approved electives
 
ALTERNATIVE MASTER OF EDUCATION DEGREE PROGRAM (45 HOURS)
This is a special alternative program for individuals with baccalaureate degrees in non-teacher education fields. For specific admission and degree requirements see the College of Education general section of this Bulletin.
 
Option 1: Physical Education P-12
(Alternative Master’s Degree Program)
A. Curriculum and Teaching (six hours)
HPE 506 and 521 or 530
B. Education Foundations (six hours)
EPY 502 and EDF 501
C. Research and Evaluation (three hours)
EPY 455
D. Teaching Field (15 hours)
Fifteen hours from HPE, HS course work (advisor recommendation required).
E. SPE 500 or SPE 400 (three hours)
F. Reading in the content field (three hours)
RED 541
G. Internship (six hours)
HPE 595
H. Technology Requirement (three hours)
see department for approved course
I. Additional Requirements
  1. All students must apply for candidacy prior to the completion of 18 hours.
  2. Students must take a comprehensive examination of all courses taken.
  3. Students may opt for the thesis.
 
Option 2: Health Education 6-12
(Alternative Master’s Degree Program)
A. Curriculum and Teaching (six hours)
HS 560 and 520 or 530
B. Educational Foundations (six hours)
EPY 502 and EDF 501
C. Research and Evaluation (three hours)
EPY 455
D. Teaching Field (15 hours)
Fifteen hours from HPE, HS course work (advisor recommendation required).
E. SPE 500 or SPE 400 (three hours)
F. Reading in the content field (three hours)
RED 541
G. Internship (six hours)
HPE 595
H. Technology Requirement (three hours)
see department for approved course
I. Additional Requirements
  1. All students must apply for candidacy prior to the completion of 18 hours.
  2. Students must take a comprehensive examination on all courses taken.
  3. Students may opt for a thesis.
 
MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAM (33 HOURS)
In addition to satisfying the general requirements of the Graduate School, the candidate for the Master of Science degree in HPELS must complete a minimum of 33 semester hours.
 
Exercise Technology
A. Required Core (12-15 hours)
Thesis (6-9 hours)
Practicum (3 hours)
IDE 510 (3 hours)
B. Area of Specialization (18-21 hours)
Advisor approved course work from areas such as: Organization and Administration, Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, Research, Stress Testing and Exercise Prescription.
 
INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST IN HEALTH EDUCATION OR PHYSICAL EDUCATION (33 HOURS)
The Department of HPELS participates in the program for the Instructional Specialist leading to AA certification, in Alabama, in Health Education and Physical Education. See Academic Department for details.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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