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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)
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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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2021-2022

Health and Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Education

Northern Virginia Community College (General Education Certificate)

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ExploreYear 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.
ExperienceYear 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
                      CourseTitleEquivalent courseCreditsRequirements
                      Transfer to VCU after completing the one-year General Education Certificate (The certificate will fulfill VCU's general education requirements)
                      SDVSDV 100 - College Success SkillsUNIV 1011Elective
                      ENG 111College 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 111-1123General education
                      MTH 154Quantitative Reasoning MATH 1313General education
                      Humanities/Fine ArtsSelect 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 IVCU equivalent3General education
                      ScienceBIO 101 General Biology IBIOL/Z 1514Major
                      PSY 200Principles of PsychologyPSYC 1013General education
                      CSTSelect 1: CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking OR CST 110 Introduction to Communication OR CST 126 Interpersonal CommunicationSPCH3Elective
                      ENG 112College Composition IIUNIV 2003General education
                      HistorySelect 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 IIHIST3General education
                      Humanities/Fine ArtsSelect 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 IIVCU equivalent3General education
                      General education electiveSelect any general education electiveVCU equivalent3Elective
                      Northern Virginia credits transferred to VCU32
                      VCU courses
                      CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
                      EDUS 202Diversity, Democracy and Ethics4Major
                      EDUS 301Human Development and Learning3Major
                      EDUS 304Educational Psychology for Teacher Preparation2Major
                      SEDP 330Survey of Special Education 3Major
                      SEDP/EDUS 401Assessment in Diverse Settings 3Major
                      TEDU 101Introduction to Teaching3Major
                      TEDU/SEDP 410Building a Community of Learners: Classroom Management 3Major
                      TEDU 413Curriculum Methods and Instructional Models 3Major
                      TEDU 452Teaching English Language Learners 2Major
                      TEDU 510Instructional Technology in PK-12 Environments 2Major
                      TEDU 102Health Education as a Discipline3Major
                      TEDU 103Lifetime Fitness, Wellness and Nutrition for the Health and Physical Educator3Major
                      TEDU 200Motor Learning and Performance3Major
                      TEDU 201Assessment and Technology in Health and Physical Education 2Major
                      TEDU 202Health Education Content 3Major
                      TEDU 204Outdoor Education3Major
                      TEDU 205History and Philosophy of Health and Physical Education3Major
                      TEDU 300Adapted Physical Education3Major
                      TEDU 301Biomechanics of Teaching Movement Skills 3Major
                      TEDU 302Elementary Methods of Physical Education2Major
                      TEDU 303Teaching Team and Individual Sports for Lifetime Fitness 3Major
                      TEDU 304Secondary Methods of Physical Education2Major
                      TEDU 314Practicum for Health and Physical Education2Major
                      TEDU 402Becoming a Health and Physical Education Professional1Major
                      TEDU 403Teaching Health Education2Major
                      TEDU 405Seminar for Student Teaching1Major
                      TEDU 493Field Experience I 4Major
                      TEDU 495Field Experience II4Major
                      TEDU 562Reading Instruction in the Content Areas3Major
                      BIOL 205Basic Human Anatomy4Major
                      HPEX 372Survey of Kinesiology and Physiology of Exercise3Major
                      PHIS/Z 206Human Physiology and Laboratory4Major
                      Credits completed at VCU89
                      Bachelor's degree total120
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