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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
Senior Instructors: O’Keefe, Palombo
Instructor: Barter
 
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; successful completion of appropriate tests: IDE 010, APTT, Exit Exam, PRAXIS II in teaching field.
III. Requirement for Non-Certification Physical Education (Exercise Science).
  HS 170, HS 262, HS 263, HS 362, HS 460 or LS 375; PE 100, PE 201, PE 278, PE 282, PE 351, PE 370, PE 380, PE 381, LS 375 or PE 474, PE 475, PE 476, PE 479, PE 480, PE 495; CLS 114, CLS 115; PE 102 and three (3) different one-hour PE activities, IDE 010 and the USA computer proficiency requirement.
The Exercise Science program is endorsed by both the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) to prepare students for health and fitness careers. Upon completion of this curriculum students would be eligible to pursue internationally recognized certifications provided by organizations such as Personal Trainer, Health Fitness Instructor, Exercise Specialist, and/or Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
 
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 429, 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, SED 342, EDF 211, EDF 315; EPY 251; EDM 310; SPE 400; RED 330 or RED 451; BLY 205, SY 220; successful completion of appropriate tests: IDE 010, APTT, Exit Exam, PRAXIS II in teaching field, additional field experiences (see advisor).
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, IDE 010, 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 (37 hours): LS 191, LS 292, LS 375, LS 391, LS 479, LS 483, LS 498; HS 170, HS 262, HS 263, IDE 010, 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 (HS and PE)
All students must apply in the Student Advising Center (UCOM 3360), 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 170, HS 262, 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 advising sheets. See academic advisor.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO CANDIDACY IN NON-TEACHER-CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS (HS, LS, PE)
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 College of Education Advising Center Staff 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 receives the approval of the Dean or Associate Dean, College of Education.
 
Candidacy requirements are summarized on Departmental Advising Sheets
 
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 the advisor and department chair.
6. Completion of any departmental prerequisite courses.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
 
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.
 
GRADE-POINT AVERAGE (GPA) DEFICIENCIES
If additional course work is necessary to fulfill a GPA requirement in any HPELS program, only course work in the humanities, social sciences, science, mathematics, or the teaching field/specialization may be used. Physical Education activity courses may not be used to enhance any program grade point average. Please see advisor for deficiency recommendations.
 
GRADUATE PROGRAMS
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 Alternative Master of Education Degree Program is a special teacher certification program for individuals with baccalaureate degrees in non-teacher education fields.
III. The Master of Science degree in Exercise Science, Therapeutic Recreation or Non-Certification Health Education.
This is a non-teacher certification specialization.
 
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)
Course of Study
A. Curriculum and Teaching (6 hours)
HPE 506 and HPE 521.
B. Professional Studies (3 hours)
EDF 501 or EDF 515.
C. Research and Evaluation (3 hours)
IDE 510.
D. Teaching Field (15 hours)
HPE 500, HPE 505, HPE 516; HS 562, HS 563.
E. Technology Requirement (3 hours)
EDM 510.
F. Special Education or Advisor Approved Elective (3 hours)
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 or MAT required for admission. Students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination. See Graduate Student Checklist on Departmental Advising Sheets.
 
Option 2: Health Education (6-12)
Course of Study
A. Curriculum and Teaching (3 hours)
HPE 506 or HPE 530
B. Professional Studies (3 hours)
EDF 501 or EDF 515.
C. Research and Evaluation (3 hours)
IDE 510.
D. Teaching Field (15 hours)
HPE 505, HS 562, HS 563; and Advisor Approved Electives (6 hours)
E. Technology (3 hours)
EDM 510.
F. Special Education or Advisor Approved Electives (6 hours)
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 or MAT required for admission. Students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination. See Graduate Student Checklist on Departmental Advising Sheets.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR 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)
Course of Study
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)
HPE 505, HPE 516, HS 563; and Advisor Approved Electives (6 hours)
E. Technology Requirement (3 hours)
EDM 510
F. Special Education or Advisor Approved Elective (3 hours)
All certification programs require SPE 500 or an introductory Special Education course if not taken at the undergraduate level.
G. Reading in the content field (3 hours)
RED 541.
H. Internship (6 hours)
HPE 595
I. Additional Requirements
Submission of scores on either the GRE or MAT required for admission. Students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination. See Graduate Student Checklist on Departmental Advising Sheets.
 
Option 2: Health Education 6-12
(Alternative Master’s Degree Program)
Course of Study
A. Curriculum and Teaching (3 hours)
HPE 506 or 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)
HPE 505, HS 562, HS 563; and Advisor Approved Electives (9 hours)
E. Technology Requirement (3 hours)
EDM 510.
F. Special Education or Advisor Approved Elective (3 hours)
All certification programs require SPE 500 or an introductory Special Education course if not taken at the undergraduate level.
G. Reading in the content field (3 hours)
RED 541.
H. Internship (6 hours)
HPE 595.
I. Additional Requirements
Submission of scores on either the GRE or MAT required for admission. Students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination. See Graduate Student Checklist on Departmental Advising Sheets.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR 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
Course of Study
A. Research and Evaluation (3 hours)
IDE 510
B. Area of Specialization (21 hours)
HPE 505, HPE 516, HPE 540, HPE 570, HPE 571, HPE 572, HS 563.
C. Thesis Option (9 hours)
IDE 620, HPE 599; Advisor Approved Elective (3 hours, if 6 hour thesis is approved).
D. Non-Thesis Option (9 hours)
HPE 595; Advisor Approved Electives (6 hours)
E. Additional Requirements
Submission of scores on either the GRE or MAT required for admission. Students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination. See Graduate Student Checklist on Departmental Advising Sheets.
 
Therapeutic Recreation
Course of Study
A. Research and Evaluation (6 hours)
IDE 510, HPE 505
B. internship/Special Project (6-9 hours)
LS 580, LS 596
C. Area of Specialization (6 hours)
LS 570, LS 571
D. Advisor Approval Electives (12-15 hours)
See advisor for additional requirements for National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) .
E. Additional Requirements
Submission of scores on either the GRE or MAT required for admission. Students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination. See Graduate Student Checklist on Departmental Advising Sheets.
 
Health Education (Non-Certificaton)
Course of Study
A. Research and Evaluation (3 hours)
IDE 510.
B. Area of Specialization (12 hours)
HS 562, HS 563, HPE 505, HPE 595
C. Advisor Approved Electives (18 hours)
D. Additional Requirements
Submission of scores on either the GRE or MAT required for admission. Students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination. See Graduate Student Checklist on Department Advising Sheets.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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