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2021-2022

Health and Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Education

VCU

Community college:
General Education Certificate (Northern Virginia Community College)
Northern Virginia Community College
Northern Virginia Community College
Program description

The purpose of the B.S.Ed. in Health and Physical Education degree is to prepare students to serve as health and physical education teachers in PreK-12 schools, as well as to serve as educators and leaders in schools and community-based settings. The program will focus on providing students with the knowledge and experiences they need to successfully implement national and state health and physical education standards.


Students will complete course work enabling them to be successful in a variety of learning environments. Graduates will be prepared to work in public and private elementary, middle and high schools across Virginia, with particular focus in urban and high-need areas. The health and physical education program consists of rigorous course work and field experiences that will enable graduates to be leaders in the profession.


Successful completion of the program will result in licensure for health and physical education (PK-12).

Career opportunities

Graduates typically work in public or private school systems, child care centers, and youth service organizations. Teaching in public schools requires licensure. Be sure to explore the certification requirements in the state you want to teach in as they can differ across states. Graduates can also find work with programs such as Richmond Teacher Residency, Americorps, America Reads or The Literacy Lab. Learn more and explore potential career pathways at https://www.teach.org/.

Bachelor-level job titles
  • Athletic Coach
  • Childcare Worker
  • Health Educator
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • PreSchool or Child Care Center Director
  • Recreation Worker
  • Recreation Worker
  • Teacher Assistant
Contact information

 

VCU Transfer Center

Telephone: (804) 827-1349

Email: transferinfo@vcu.edu

Transfer Advising Request


Office of Admissions

Telephone: (804) 828-1222 or (800) 841-3638

Email: ugrad@vcu.edu


Guaranteed transfer admission requirements

Completion of the General Education Certificate.
Minimum GPA of 2.5; Advancement to the Teacher Preparation program requires a 2.8 cumulative GPA.
All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better

Degree requirements in Bulletin
Plan of study in Bulletin
Highest level of math required
  • Quantitative Foundations requirement only
Science required
  • 5+ additional science courses
Foreign language requirements
  • No
Additional tuition/fees
  • Yes
GPA requirements (to progress/graduate in the major)
  • Advancement to Teacher Preparation requires 2.8 cumulative GPA. Acceptance to Clinical Internship (Student Teaching) requires 3.0 cumulative GPA.

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Health and Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Education

Northern Virginia Community College (General Education Certificate)

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Explore Year 1
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Use Navigate to connect with your advisor and create a program plan.
  • Meet with your academic advisor or counselor each semester.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Attend diversity-focused events at NOVA and/or VCU and celebrate diversity
  • Attend VCU's annual intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
Experience Year 2

Explore
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Use Navigate to connect with your advisor and create a program plan.
  • Meet with your academic advisor or counselor each semester.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
  • Attend diversity-focused events at NOVA and/or VCU and celebrate diversity
  • Attend VCU's annual intercultural Festival or another community intercultural event.
  • Learn about short-term, semester and year-long study abroad options at VCU.
  • Become familiar with OMSA at VCU.
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE

Experience
MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
GET REAL EXPERIENCE
PREPARING FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE

Course equivalent
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2021-2022

Health and Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Education

Northern Virginia Community College (General Education Certificate)

Northern Virginia Community College courses
Course Title Equivalent course Credits Requirements
Transfer to VCU after completing the one-year General Education Certificate (The certificate will fulfill VCU's general education requirements)
SDV SDV 100 - College Success Skills UNIV 101 1 Elective
ENG 111 College Composition I Note: students with credit for AP English Language and Composition will only receive credit for UNIV 111 at VCU and should take ENG 112 to fulfill the VCU composition requirement. UNIV 111-112 3 General education
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning MATH 131 3 General education
Humanities/Fine Arts Select 1: ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I OR ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II OR MUS 121 Music Appreciation I OR PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy I OR REL 231 Religions of the World I VCU equivalent 3 General education
Science BIO 101 General Biology I BIOL/Z 151 4 Major
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology PSYC 101 3 General education
CST Select 1: CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking OR CST 110 Introduction to Communication OR CST 126 Interpersonal Communication SPCH 3 Elective
ENG 112 College Composition II UNIV 200 3 General education
History Select 1: HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I OR HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II OR HIS 111 History of World Civilization I OR HIS 112 History of World Civilization II OR HIS 121 United States History I OR HIS 122 United States History II HIST 3 General education
Humanities/Fine Arts Select 1: CST 151 Film Appreciation I OR ENG 241 Survey of American Literature I OR ENG 242 Survey of American Literature II OR ENG 243 Survey of English Literature I OR ENG 244 Survey of English Literature II OR ENG 251 Survey of World Literature I OR ENG 252 Survey of World Literature II VCU equivalent 3 General education
General education elective Select any general education elective VCU equivalent 3 Elective
Northern Virginia credits transferred to VCU 32
VCU courses
Course Title Credits Requirements
EDUS 202 Diversity, Democracy and Ethics 4 Major
EDUS 301 Human Development and Learning 3 Major
EDUS 304 Educational Psychology for Teacher Preparation 2 Major
SEDP 330 Survey of Special Education 3 Major
SEDP/EDUS 401 Assessment in Diverse Settings 3 Major
TEDU 101 Introduction to Teaching 3 Major
TEDU/SEDP 410 Building a Community of Learners: Classroom Management 3 Major
TEDU 413 Curriculum Methods and Instructional Models 3 Major
TEDU 452 Teaching English Language Learners 2 Major
TEDU 510 Instructional Technology in PK-12 Environments 2 Major
TEDU 102 Health Education as a Discipline 3 Major
TEDU 103 Lifetime Fitness, Wellness and Nutrition for the Health and Physical Educator 3 Major
TEDU 200 Motor Learning and Performance 3 Major
TEDU 201 Assessment and Technology in Health and Physical Education 2 Major
TEDU 202 Health Education Content 3 Major
TEDU 204 Outdoor Education 3 Major
TEDU 205 History and Philosophy of Health and Physical Education 3 Major
TEDU 300 Adapted Physical Education 3 Major
TEDU 301 Biomechanics of Teaching Movement Skills 3 Major
TEDU 302 Elementary Methods of Physical Education 2 Major
TEDU 303 Teaching Team and Individual Sports for Lifetime Fitness 3 Major
TEDU 304 Secondary Methods of Physical Education 2 Major
TEDU 314 Practicum for Health and Physical Education 2 Major
TEDU 402 Becoming a Health and Physical Education Professional 1 Major
TEDU 403 Teaching Health Education 2 Major
TEDU 405 Seminar for Student Teaching 1 Major
TEDU 493 Field Experience I 4 Major
TEDU 495 Field Experience II 4 Major
TEDU 562 Reading Instruction in the Content Areas 3 Major
BIOL 205 Basic Human Anatomy 4 Major
HPEX 372 Survey of Kinesiology and Physiology of Exercise 3 Major
PHIS/Z 206 Human Physiology and Laboratory 4 Major
Credits completed at VCU 89
Bachelor's degree total 120