Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Health and Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Education (BSED) - Concentration in School Wellness Education - Rock Studies

Slippery Rock University's Health and Physical Teacher Education program prepares you to help students maintain healthy lifestyles both at school and outside the classroom. Do you want to inspire young people to learn healthy habits that decrease their chances of long-term health problems? Are you passionate about motivating children to start lifelong behaviors that lead them to healthy futures? Look no further than SRU's School Wellness Education concentration.

Majors in this program are awarded a Bachelor's in Education with a major in Health and Physical Education and a concentration in School Wellness. An educator with this degree can make all the difference in students' lives, as today's K-12 children are spending less time outside and are living increasingly sedentary lifestyles.

All candidates completing this program and student teaching are eligible to receive Pennsylvania certification after achieving a passing or qualifying score on Pennsylvania Department of Education required exam(s). If you are interested in teaching in another state, please contact the Department of Education in that state.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Excellent Teaching: Develop teachers who educate and empower individuals to lead active healthy lifestyles.
  • Physical Health and Wellness: Develop teachers who prepare individuals for an active lifestyle through purposeful movement and healthy nutrition.
  • Social, Emotional and Cognitive Wellness: Develop teachers who prepare individuals with strategies to improve cognition, manage stress and positively interact with others.
  • School to Community Health and Wellness: Prepare teachers to coordinate and lead comprehensive wellness programs that promote health literacy and physical activity.
  • Professional Advocate and Leader: Develop professionals who model and value health and advocate for quality health and wellness in schools and communities.

Related Links

Health and Physical Education - School Wellness Education, BSED Program Page

Physical and Health Education Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

If you are a Liberal Studies student, please click here for your Curriculum Guide.

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

GPA must be 2.8 or higher for Teacher Candidacy.

A 3.0 GPA and passing subject area assessment (PECT) or a 2.8 GPA and a qualifying passing subject area assessment (PECT) score (as determined by PDE) is required for certification.

Summary*

Rock Studies Requirements42
Other Basic Requirements0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major/Concentration Requirements84-87
Electives3

* All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits.  Some courses meet multiple requirements, but are only counted once toward the 120 credit total required to graduate.

Rock Studies Requirements

The Rock
SUBJ 139University Seminar 13
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
MATH 117Quantitative Reasoning3
Select one of the following:3
Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice
Ethics and Civil Discourse
Civil Discourse and Democracy
Subtotal15
Integrated Inquiry
Creative and Aesthetic Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Humanities Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Social Science Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Natural Sciences Inquiry
SCI 101Science of Life3
Physical Sciences Inquiry
SCI 102Understanding the Physical World3
Subtotal15
Additional Rock Studies Requirements (12 credits)
CDEV 248Human Development and Education3
STAT 152Elementary Statistics I3
SEFE 326ELL Strategies and Practice3
SEFE 342Educational Psychology for Diverse Learners3
Total Hours42

Basic Math Requirement

Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.

Complete one of the following:0-3
Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR
Beginning Algebra
Total Hours0-3

Computer Competency

Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following:0-3
Pass Computer Competency Exam OR
Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution:
Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts
Computer Concepts
Introduction to Computing and Programming
Technology for Wellness
Total Hours0-3

Major/Concentration Requirements

Pillar #1 – Teaching Excellence
PE 152Principles of School Wellness I 1,23
PE 253Principles of School Wellness II 1,23
PE 452Elementary Strategies for School Wellness6
PE 462Secondary Strategies in School Wellness 1,26
Subtotal18
Pillar #2 – Physical Health & Wellness
PE 107Aquatic Fundamentals 13
PE 310Elementary School Wellness Skills and Fitness Activities 1,23
PE 311Middle School Wellness Skills and Fitness Activities 1,23
PE 312Secondary School Wellness Skills and Fitness Activities 1,23
PE 328School Nutrition and Wellness 1,23
PE 383Motor Development and Learning 13
Subtotal18
Pillar #3 – Social & Emotional Health & Wellness
PE 241Outdoor Pursuits 13
PE 258Social & Emotional Wellness 13
PE 360Anatomical and Physiological Basis of Physical Activity/Lab 13
SEFE 326ELL Strategies and Practice 13
SEFE 342Educational Psychology for Diverse Learners 13
Subtotal15
Pillar #4 – School to Community Health & Wellness
PE 191Foundations of School Wellness 13
PE 227Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity 13
PE 243Educational Movement in Health & Wellness 13
PE 268Contemporary Topics in Health 13
Subtotal12
Pillar #5 – Professional Advocacy & Leadership in Health & Wellness
PE 202Technology for Wellness 13
PE 472School Wellness Assessment and Promotion 1,23
PE 473Professionalism, Advocacy and Leadership in Physical Activity 13
PE 455Student Teaching - Physical Education 1,212
Subtotal21
First Aid Competency
Select one of the following:0-3
CPR and First Aid & Safety Certifications
First Aid and Safety
Total Hours84-87

Recommended Electives

PE 115Yoga and Well-Being3
PE 334Applied Methodologies in Adventure3
PE 338Teaching and Leading Group Exercise3
PE 378Teaching and Leading of Strength and Resistance Training3
PE 446Water Safety Instruction3
HLTH 316Human Sexuality3

Co-curricular and Experiential Learning

Students are encouraged to explore additional curricular and co-curricular opportunities. There is a strong correlation between long-term student success and participation in the following types of programs and activities:

  1. International study programs (short-term, semester, and year-long)
  2. Student-faculty research
  3. Student leadership development
  4. Service-learning classes
  5. Career education and development
  6. Internship
  7. Volunteering

Important Information

Prerequisites for Admission to Teacher Candidacy

Basic Courses
PE 152Principles of School Wellness I3
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
Select one of the following:3
Critical Reading
Introduction to Literary and Cultural Studies
Math Requirement
Select six credits from the following:3
Mathematics as a Liberal Art
Financial Mathematics
Quantitative Reasoning
Finite Mathematics with Matrices
Introduction to Applied Calculus
Precalculus
Discrete Mathematics
Elementary Mathematics I
Calculus I
Calculus II
Foundations of Mathematical Proof
Elementary Mathematics II
Elementary Statistics I
Elementary Statistics II
Introduction to Statistical Modeling
Total Hours12

Health & Physical Education (BSED) (1158)
Concentration in School Wellness Educ. (SWED)
This program is effective as of Fall 2019
UCC 03.05.20
Revised 08.24.20

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Recommended Rock Studies Four-Year Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallHours
PE 107 Aquatic Fundamentals 1 3
PE 191 Foundations of School Wellness 3
ENGL 102 Critical Writing 1 3
MATH 117 Quantitative Reasoning 3
SUBJ 139University Seminar 2 3
INDS 101 FYRST Seminar 1
 Hours16
Spring
PE 152 Principles of School Wellness I 1 3
PE 227 Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity 3
ENGL 104 Critical Reading 1 3
STAT 152 Elementary Statistics I 3
Rock Studies 0-3
Rock Studies/Minor 3
 Hours15-18
Second Year
Fall
PE 202 Technology for Wellness 3
PE 383 Motor Development and Learning 3
PE 268 Contemporary Topics in Health 3
Rock Studies/Minor 3
Rock Studies/Minor 3
Rock Studies/Minor 0-3
Declare a Thematic Thread 3  
 Hours15-18
Spring
PE 243 Educational Movement in Health & Wellness 3
PE 258 Social & Emotional Wellness 3
PE 360 Anatomical and Physiological Basis of Physical Activity/Lab 3
Rock Studies/Minor 3
Rock Studies/Minor 3
Rock Studies/Minor 0-3
 Hours15-18
Third Year
Fall
Teacher Candidacy  
PE 310 Elementary School Wellness Skills and Fitness Activities 3
PE 328 School Nutrition and Wellness 3
PE 253 Principles of School Wellness II 3
PE 241 Outdoor Pursuits 3
SEFE 326 ELL Strategies and Practice 3
Rock Studies/Minor 0-3
 Hours15-18
Spring
PE 311 Middle School Wellness Skills and Fitness Activities 3
PE 312 Secondary School Wellness Skills and Fitness Activities 3
PE 452 Elementary Strategies for School Wellness 6
SEFE 342 Educational Psychology for Diverse Learners 3
Rock Studies/Minor 3
 Hours18
Fourth Year
Fall
PE 462 Secondary Strategies in School Wellness 6
PE 472 School Wellness Assessment and Promotion 3
PE 473 Professionalism, Advocacy and Leadership in Physical Activity 3
Rock Studies/Minor 3
 Hours15
Spring
PE 455 Student Teaching - Physical Education 12
 Hours12
 Total Hours**121-133

Major Code: 1158
Concentration Code: SWED
Revised 11.13.2020

** This document is meant to serve as a guide. Some planners may show more than 120 credits because faculty have created flexibility in choosing courses.  However, only 120 credits are required to obtain a degree. Please consult with your academic adviser and refer to your curriculum guide prior to registering for courses. This plan should be reviewed, and verified, by you and your academic adviser at least once each academic year.