Students completing the required kinesiology coursework, as well as coursework required for a major in secondary or elementary education, may apply to the State of Iowa for teaching licensure. Courses included for licensure present students with intellectually challenging experiences, as well as 30 hours of practicum experience within area public school physical education programs, thus allowing students to apply their teaching philosophies and methodology in real-world settings.

Recommended Course Sequence for Kinesiology major in Physical Education Teaching

Year 1 or 2 Year 2, 3 or 4

KIN 111: Foundations of Kinesiology and Sport
KIN 206:Exercise Psychology
KIN 237: Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
STA 201: Statistical Methods I

Required for admission to Education Program:
EDU 205: Foundations of Education
EDU 215: Educational Psychology
EDU 230: Exceptional Learner
EDU 240: Human Relations

KIN 207: Systems Physiology
KIN 309: Anatomy of Human Movement
KIN 311: Methods for Individual Sports and Lifetime Activities
KIN 318: Methods for Team and Dual Sports
KIN 327: Adaptive Physical Education
KIN 334: Motor Learning
KIN 324: Elementary Physical Education Methods AND/OR KIN 331:Physical Education Methods for Secondary School

You may see a full description of the courses by connecting to the catalogue here.

** All teaching majors should also consult the Education Department for additional specific requirements concerning courses, application and test deadlines.