University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Mar 23, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023

Secondary Education - Physical Education B.S. in Sec. Ed.

Students who complete this secondary degree program  will hold a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Physical Education (7-12). This program provides students with a broad background in physical education and includes all coursework required to apply for a license to teach K-12 physical education in Nevada.

Contact Information

College of Education and Human Development Advisement Center
William Raggio Building (WRB) 2005
(775) 784-4298

Admission Requirements

To apply for admission to the Secondary Teacher Education program, students must have completed at least 30 credits of college coursework with a grade point average of no less than 2.5 (on a 4-point scale) and have completed EDU 202 or the equivalent with a grade of “C” (not “C-“) or better. The 30 credits must include core requirements in English, math, and the sciences (CO1-4). In addition, applicants must have passed all three parts of the Praxis Core Academic Skills test or passed all parts of the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST). The application for full admission can be found on the College of Education website.

Program Objectives/Student Learning Outcomes

Students in the secondary degree program in physical education will demonstrate:

  • a strong foundation of knowledge in teaching physical education from the K- 12 level in schools by developing well-detailed lesson plans and units that reflect physical education as a theory and as a practice paired with alternatives to the traditional approaches to curriculum development and implementation.
  • inclusive practices that include learners from diverse perspectives and learning styles.  These practices will show an understanding of physical education from a K-12 perspective in both concrete and abstract formats through problem-solving, creative analytical and critical thinking skills, and physical skills to formulate multiple perspectives on form, content, and disciplines inherent in physical education.
  • an understanding of curriculum  in their selection of curriculum, instructional planning and lesson delivery at the pre-planning, during planning and post-lesson phases of teaching, ways to move beyond the structures of physical education as a subject by including ways to reflect and offer multiple perspectives that enable the students to analyze ideas, abstractions, and “what if” scenarios in diverse physical settings. 

Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno

Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking Icon Capture42Active-Hidden2019-12-17 20:13:412019-12-17 20:13:41 at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement if available. If neither is available, access Transferology to assist in your planning.

Graduation Requirements

  • Total Units | 120
  • Cumulative GPA | 2.5
  • University GPA | 2.0
  • Major GPA | 2.5
  • Residency Requirement | 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
  • Major Residency Requirement | 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
  • Upper-Division Requirement | 40 Upper-Division Units
  • Half Program Units/4 Year Institution | 60 Units

I. Core General Education Requirements (25-28 units)

NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding  the “Core English and Math Completion Policy .”

Students in this major must meet all Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course descriptions.

A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3

B. Quantitative Reasoning (3 units) - CO2

C. Physical & Natural Phenomena (7 units) - CO4, CO4L

D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6

E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7

Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of CO7 courses .

F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8

Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional Core Requirements (3 units maximum)

Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these requirements may be satisfied by courses in the major requirements. Refer to the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society - CO9

B. Diversity & Equity - CO10

C. Global Context - CO11

D. Ethics - CO12

E. Capstone Integration & Synthesis - CO13

F. Application - CO14

III. Major Requirements (89 units)

IV. Electives (0-3 units)

V. Recommended Schedule

Use the Planner in MyNEVADA to build a custom graduation plan. Review and adjust the plan with an academic advisor.

A. First Year

Fall Semester (15 units)

B. Second Year

C. Third Year

D. Fourth Year