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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND LEISURE STUDIES
 
Chair: Kovaleski (251) 460-7131
Professors: Gurchiek, Kovaleski, Pugh
Associate Professors: Broach, Keshock, Norrell
Assistant Professors: Dong, Forester, Holden, Mitchell
Senior Instructors: Barter, Palombo
Instructors: Anastasio
 
Department of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Studies web site
http://www.southalabama.edu/coe/hpels
 
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 concentrations in Sport and Recreation Management and 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. An undergraduate Sport Coaching Certificate program is provided by the department.
 
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS
 
MINIMUM GENERAL STUDIES REQUIREMENTS FOR HPELS MAJORS (60 hours)
See College of Education section or departmental advising sheets at http://www.southalabama.edu/coe/coursesofstudy.shtml 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 361, HS 429, HS 460; PE 100, PE 106, PE 130, PE 166, PE 201, PE 282, PE 351, PE 370, PE 380, PE 381, PE 429, PE 452, PE 461, PE 474, PE 475, PE 476, PE 478, PE 470, BMD 114, EPY 351, EDM 310; EDU 400; successful completion of appropriate tests: IDE 010, AECTP, background check and professional liability insurance, PRAXIS II in teaching field; Praxis PLT K-6 or Praxis PLT 7-12.
III. Requirements for Non-Certification Physical Education (Exercise Science).
  HS 170, HS 262, HS 263, HS 362, LS 472, PE 100, PE 201, PE 278, PE 282, PE 370, PE 380, PE 381, PE 474, PE 475, PE 476, PE 479, PE 480, PE 482, PE 484, PE 495; BMD 114, BMD 115; PE 102 and two (2) different one-hour PE activities, IDE 010 and the USA computer proficiency requirement.
The Exercise Science program is an approved educational program by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) guidelines are emphasized in the curriculum. Upon degree completion, students are eligible to pursue nationally recognized certifications such as Personal Trainer, Health Fitness Specialist, Exercise Specialist, and Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
 
Additional departmental requirements are listed on HPELS advising sheets.
 
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 429, HS 460, HS 463; PE 100 and one (1) hour activity course; PE 201, PE 460, PE 475; PE 381; PE 380 or PE 474 or PE 476; BMD 114, BMD 115; EDU 340, EDU 341, EDU 342, EDU 363, EPY 351; EDM 310; EDU 400; BLY 205, SY 220; successful completion of appropriate tests: IDE 010, AECTP, background check and professional liability insurance, 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 463; PE 100, PE 201, PE 278, PE 381, PE 475, PE 380 or PE 474 or PE 476, PE 495, and one (1) hour activity course; LS 391 or LS 471 or LS 472, BLY 205; BMD 114, BMD 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 (34 hours): LS 191, LS 292, LS 391, LS 471, LS 483, LS 498; HS 170, HS 262, HS 263, IDE 010, and the USA computer proficiency requirement.
III.

Concentration Areas
Therapeutic Recreation. (31 hours): BMD 114, or BMD 115, HS 362, LS 295, LS 375, LS 395, LS 465, LS 466, LS 468, PE 370 or PE 380 or PE 461 or PE 476 and PSY 340.
Sports & Recreation Management (31 hours): LS 276, LS 297, LS 384, LS 394, LS 472, LS 486, LS 496, PE 278, and PE 478. Advisor approved electives (4 hours) from the following: ACC, BLY, BMD, BUS, CA, CH, CLS, ECO, EMT, FIN, HS, LS, MGT, MKT, PE 201-499, PH, PSY, ST, or SY.

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INTERNSHIPS IN NON-TEACHING (NTC) PROGRAMS (HS, LS, PE)
Students enrolled in one of the following NTC Programs: Health Education, Leisure Studies, or Physical Education/Exercise Science, must be admitted to candidacy in their program and attain senior status prior to enrollment in an internship. All internships must be completed at departmentally approved sites, and must be planned and approved at least one full semester in advance of the experience. No other academic courses may be taken during the internship without permission of the Department Chairperson and HPELS advisor. Health and Physical Education/Exercise Science students enroll in PE 495 and Leisure Studies students enroll in LS 498. See advisor for details and internship planning.
 
SPORT COACHING CERTIFICATE
The University of South Alabama Sport Coaching Certificate is a 21 hour academic program that can be completed in two years. The program is intended to give students with coaching aspirations significant course work in coaching theory, sport behavior, basic athletic injury care, sport specific coaching strategies, and team management. Program Requirements: Satisfactory completion of 21 hours (12 required, PE 100, 278, 282, 478; 9 hours of electives from PE 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 378) with a minimum GPA of 2.0 required for certificate.
 
THERAPEUTIC RECREATION CERTIFICATION
Additional requirements may be needed for National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC). See departmental advisors for specific NCTRC requirements.
 
MINOR IN LEISURE STUDIES (21 Hours)
LS 191, LS 391 and the remaining hours from the following: LS 276, LS 292, LS 295, LS 297, LS 300, LS 375, LS 384, LS 394, LS 395, LS 397, LS 468, LS 479, LS 486, LS 490 PE 278, PE 478. See Leisure Studies academic advisor for help with course selection.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO
CANDIDACY IN TEACHER-CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS (HS and PE)
All students must apply in the 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.
In addition to meeting the College of Education criteria for admission to teacher candidacy, Health and Physical Education teacher certification students must complete the following as partial fulfillment of the requirements for teacher education candidacy: BMD 114; 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.
Candidacy requirements are summarized on departmental advising sheets.
 
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 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 Undergraduate Candidacy 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 Undergraduate Candidacy 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). Students who are seeking a second Bachelor of Science degree or students with official E-ACT scores of 19 (or higher) on the Reading Component (RD) or 480 or better on SAT Critical Reading component are exempt from IDE 010. Students are limited to two attempts for IDE 010. After two unsuccessful attempts individuals are required to seek remediation and register for RGD 151 until they meet the requirement.
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; BMD 114, BMD 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; BMD 114, CA 110, and any departmental prerequisite courses, in addition to the above.
 
The Undergraduate Candidacy Committee may recommend the admission of the student to the program, defer admission, or reject the student’s application.
 
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 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 Master's level (Class A) certification.
II. The Master of Science degree in Exercise Science; and Non-Certification Health Education.
This is a non-teacher certification specialization.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER OF EDUCATION DEGREE (M.Ed. 30 hours)
The requirements for the Master of Education Degree include Educational Research and Evaluation (IDE 510), and 27 semester hours in the area of specialization. Eighteen hours of graduate course work must be in HPELS. No courses below the 500 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)
Special Education 500 or Advisor Approved Elective
All certification programs require SPE 500 or an introductory Special Education course if not taken at the undergraduate level.
C. Research and Evaluation (3 hours)
IDE 510.
D. Technology Requirement (3 hours)
EDM 510.
E. Teaching Field (15 hours)
HPE 500, HPE 505, HPE 516, HS 562, HS 563.
F. Additional Requirements
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 (6 hours)
Special Education and/or Advisor Approved Electives
All certification programs require SPE 500 or an introductory Special Education course if not taken at the undergraduate level.
C. Research and Evaluation (3 hours)
IDE 510.
D. Technology (3 hours)
EDM 510.
E. Teaching Field (15 hours)
HPE 505, HS 562, HS 563, and Advisor Approved Electives (6 hours)
F. Additional Requirements
Students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination. See Graduate Student Checklist on Departmental Advising Sheets.
 
REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAM (30 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 30 semester hours.
 
Exercise Science
Course of Study
A. Research and Evaluation (3 hours)
IDE 510
B. Area of Specialization (18 hours)
HPE 505, HPE 516, HPE 570, HPE 571, HPE 572, HS 563.
C. Thesis Option (9 hours)
IDE 620, HPE 599.
D. Non-Thesis Option (9 hours)
HPE 595; HPE 540 and Advisor Approved Elective (3 hours)
E. Additional Requirements
Students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination. See Graduate Student Checklist on Departmental Advising Sheets.
 
Health Education (Non-Certification)
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 (15 hours)
D. Additional Requirements
Students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination. See Graduate Student Checklist on Department Advising Sheets.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


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