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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND LEISURE STUDIES
 
Chair: Frederick M. Scaffidi (251) 460-7131
Professors: Chilton, Gilley, Gurchiek, Heitman, Kovaleski, Scaffidi
Associate Professor: Pugh
Assistant Professors: Broach, Keshock, Norrell, Vicory
Instructors: Barter, O’Keefe, Smith-Palombo
 
Department of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Studies web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/coe
 
The Department of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Studies offers state and nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate teacher certification programs in Physical Education (P-12) and Health Education (6-12). Undergraduate and graduate non-teacher certification programs are available in Physical Education (Exercise Science) and Health Education. An undergraduate major is offered in Leisure Studies with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation. A graduate concentration is available in Therapeutic 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.
 
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
 
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, HS 262, HS 263, HS 362, HS 460; PE 100, PE 106, PE 130, PE 166, PE 201, PE 282, PE 351, PE 370, PE 380, PE 381, PE 452, PE 461, PE 474, PE 475, PE 476, PE 478, PE 470, two (2) additional and different one-hour activity courses; CLS 114, EPY 251, EDF 211, 315; EDM 310; SPE 400 and RED 451
III. Requirement for Non-Certification Physical Education (Exercise Science).
  HS 170, HS 262, HS 263, HS 362, HS 460; PE 100, PE 201, PE 278, PE 282, PE 351, PE 370, PE 380, PE 381, PE 474, PE 475, PE 476, PE 479, PE 480, PE 495; CLS 114, four (4) different one-hour PE activities, and the USA computer proficiency requirement.
The Exercise Science program is designed to follow the recommendations for exercise and training as set forth by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The Exercise Science Program is academically identified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association's Education Recognition Program for preparing students for health and fitness careers. Also, a pre-Athletic Training experience is available in the Physical Education program. See departmental advisor for details.
 
Additional departmental requirements are 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, HS 262, HS 263, HS 351, HS 361, HS 362, HS 460, HS 463; PE 100 and one (1) hour activity course; PE 201, PE 460, PE 475; PE 381 or EPY 455; PE 380 or PE 474 or PE 476 or PE 479 or PE 480; CLS 114, CLS 115; SED 340, SED 341, EDF 211, EDF 315; EPY 251; EDM 310; SPE 400; RED 451; BLY 205, SY 220.
III. Requirements for Non-Certification Health Education
HS 170, HS 262, HS 263, HS 351, HS 361, HS 362, HS 460, HS 463; PE 100, PE 201, PE 278, PE 381, PE 475, PE 380 or PE 474 or PE 476 or PE 479 or PE 480, PE 495, and one (1) hour activity course; BLY 205; CLS 114, CLS 115; SY 220, and the USA computer proficiency requirement.
 
Additional departmental requirements are listed on HPELS advising sheets (see advisor).
 
LEISURE STUDIES
I. General Studies Component
  See departmental advising sheet for specific requirements.
II. Leisure Studies Program Requirements
Professional Core (40 hours): LS 191, LS 292, LS 375, LS 391, LS 479, LS 483, LS 498; HS 170, HS 262, HS 263, and the USA computer proficiency requirement.
III. Concentration Areas
See departmental advising sheet and advisor for specific course requirements for Recreation Administration and Therapeutic Recreation.
 
 
LEISURE STUDIES INTERNSHIPS
Students must complete LS core and candidacy requirements and attain senior status prior to enrollment in the 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 enrollment in LS 498.
 
THERAPEUTIC RECREATION CERTIFICATION
Additional requirements may be needed for National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC). 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 TEACHER-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 be met prior to application. See specifics in College of Education section.
All Health and Physical Education teacher certification students must complete the following as partial fulfillment of the requirements for teacher education candidacy: APTT; IDE 010 or ACT (Reading) score of 19 or higher; EH 101, EH 102; CA 110; EDM 310; SPE 400; CLS 114; EDF 211, EDF 315; PE 100, PE 201;
All (P-12) Physical Education majors must also complete PE 166.
All (6-12) Health Education majors must also complete HS 262 and HS 263.
Students seeking teacher certification must have a minimum overall grade-point average of 2.5 on all work attempted at the University of South Alabama and a minimum program grade-point average of 2.75 (including transfer work), a minimum grade-point average of 2.75 in professional teacher education with no grade below "C" (including transfer work), and a minimum grade-point average of 2.75 in area(s) of teaching specialization(s) (including transfer work).
Candidacy requirements are summarized on departmental programs sheets. See academic advisor.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO CANDIDACY IN NON-TEACHER-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 application for candidacy may be used in the candidacy application process.
Admission to a non-teacher-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 (including transfer work) 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, EH 102; LS 191, LS 292, LS 391, CA 110 and any departmental prerequisite courses, in addition to the above.
8. PE (Exercise Science) majors must complete EH 101, EH 102; PE 100, PE 201, PE 282; HS 170, HS 262, HS 263; CLS 114, CA 110, and any departmental prerequisite courses, in addition to the above.
9. HS majors must complete EH 101, EH 102; PE 100, PE 201; HS 170, HS 262, HS 263; CLS 114, CLS 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, LS 375, LS 391, and the remaining hours from other Leisure Studies courses as assigned by the advisor.
 
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. 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 Exercise Science or Therapeutic Recreation.
This is a non-teacher certification specialization.
III. The Alternative Master of Education Degree Program is a special teacher certification program for individuals with baccalaureate degrees in non-teacher-education fields.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER OF EDUCATION DEGREE (M.Ed. 33 hours)
The requirements for the Master of Education Degree includes 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 apply to any HPELS graduate program must be approved by the Chair of HPELS. No courses below the 400 level can apply to any graduate program.
 
Option 1: Physical Education (P-12)
A. Curriculum and Teaching (6 hours)
HPE 506 and HPE 521 or HPE 530.
B. Professional Studies (3 hours)
Select One: EDF 501 or EDF 515.
C. Research and Evaluation (3 hours)
IDE 510.
D. Technology (3 hours)
EDM 510.
E. Teaching Field (15 hours)
HPE 505, HPE 516; HS 562, HS 563; Advisor approved elective.
F. Elective (3 hours) - Advisor approved
All certification programs require SPE 500 or an introductory Special Education course if not taken at the undergraduate level.
G. Additional Requirements
Submission of scores on either the GRE, MAT, or NTE (PRAXIS) required for admission. Students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination.
 
Option 2: Health Education (6-12)
A. Curriculum and Teaching (3 hours)
HPE 530.
B. Professional Studies (3 hours)
Select One: EDF 501 or EDF 515.
C. Research and Evaluation (3 hours)
IDE 510.
D. Technology (3 hours)
EDM 510.
E. Teaching Field (15 hours)
HS 562, HS 563; HPE 505; Advisor-approved electives (6 hours).
F. Electives (6 hours) - Advisor-approved
All certification programs require SPE 500 or an introductory Special Education course if not taken at the undergraduate level.
G. Additional Requirements
Submission of scores on either the GRE, MAT, or NTE (PRAXIS) required for admission. Students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination.
 
ALTERNATIVE MASTER OF EDUCATION DEGREE PROGRAM (42 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 (6 hours)
HPE 506 and HPE 521 or HPE 530.
B. Professional Studies (3 hours)
EDF 501 or EDF 515.
C. Research and Evaluation (3 hours)
EPY 455.
D. Teaching Field (15 hours)
Fifteen hours from HPE, HS course work -Advisor recommendation required.
E. SPE 500 or SPE 400 (3 hours)
F. Reading in the content field (3 hours)
RED 541.
G. Internship (6 hours)
HPE 595.
H. Technology Requirement (3 hours)
EDM 510.
I. Additional Requirements
Submission of scores on either the GRE, MAT, or NTE (PRAXIS) required for admission. Students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination.
 
Option 2: Health Education 6-12
(Alternative Master’s Degree Program)
A. Curriculum and Teaching (3 hours)
HPE 530.
B. Professional Studies (3 hours)
EDF 501 or EDF 515.
C. Research and Evaluation (3 hours)
EPY 455.
D. Teaching Field (18 hours)
Fifteen hours from HPE, HS course work (advisor recommendation required).
E. SPE 500 or SPE 400 (3 hours)
F. Reading in the content field (3 hours)
RED 541.
G. Internship (6 hours)
HPE 595.
H. Technology Requirement (3 hours)
EDM 510.
I. Additional Requirements
Submission of scores on either the GRE, MAT, or NTE (PRAXIS) required for admission. Students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination.
 
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 Science (Thesis Option)
A. Required Core
Research and Evaluation (6 hours)
IDE 510, IDE 620.
Area of Specialization (18-21 hours)
HPE 505, HPE 516, HPE 540, HPE 570, HPE 571, HS 563 (18 hours); and advisor-approved elective (3 hours).
B. Thesis (6-9 hours)
HPE 599.
C. Additional Requirements
Submission of scores on either the GRE, MAT, or NTE (PRAXIS) required for admission. Students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination.
 
Exercise Science (Non-Thesis Option)
A. Required Core
Research and Evaluation (3 hours)
IDE 510.
Area of Specialization (21 hours)
HPE 505, HPE 516, HPE 540, HPE 570, HPE 571, HPE 595; HS 563.
B. Advisor-approval Electives (9 hours)
C. Additional Requirements
Submission of scores on either the GRE, MAT, or NTE (PRAXIS) required for admission. Students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination.
 
Therapeutic Recreation
A. Required Core
Research and Evaluation (6 hours)
IDE 510, HPE 505.
Internship/Special Project (6-9 hours)
LS 580, LS 596.
Area of Specialization (6 hours)
LS 570, LS 571.
B. Advisor-approval Electives (12-15 hours)
See advisor for additional requirements for National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) .
C. Additional Requirements
Submission of scores on either the GRE, MAT, or NTE (PRAXIS) required for admission. Students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination.
 
Non-Certification Health Education
A. Required Core (15 hours)
IDE 510; HS 562, HS 563; HPE 505, HPE 595.
B. Area of Specialization
Advisor-approved electives (18 hours).
C. Additional Requirements
Submission of scores on either the GRE, MAT, or NTE (PRAXIS) required for admission. Students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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