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2021-2022

Health and Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Education

VCU

Community college:
General Education Certificate (Tidewater 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
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

Tidewater Community College (General Education Certificate)

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ExploreYear 1
  • Attend New Student Orientation.
  • Register for SDV 100.
  • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
  • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
  • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
  • Review SOE admissions requirements for transfer students.
  • Attend cultural events at community college 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.
  • Learn about OMSA at VCU.
ExperienceYear 2

            Explore
            MAXIMIZE COURSE AND DEGREE PLANNING
            • Attend New Student Orientation.
            • Register for SDV 100.
            • Use Navigate to schedule an appointment with your advisor.
            • Be prepared for academic challenges in your classes. Use tutoring resources to get ahead.
            • Cultivate relationships with your professors.
            • Review SOE admissions requirements for transfer students.
            GET CONNECTED WITH YOUR COMMUNITY
            BUILD CULTURAL COMPETENCE
            • Attend cultural events at community college 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.
            • Learn about 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

                      Tidewater Community College (General Education Certificate)

                      Tidewater 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)
                      SDV 100College 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
                      ENG 112College Composition IIUNIV 2003General education
                      MTH 154Quantitative ReasoningMATH 1313General education
                      ScienceBIO 141-142 Human Anatomy and Physiology I-II Note: both BIO 141 and BIO 142 must be completed to transfer as VCU equivalentsBIOL 205 + PHIS/Z 2068Major (Ancillary)
                      Social ScienceSelect any three (9 credits) of approved social science coursesVCU equivalent9General education
                      Humanities/Fine ArtsSelect any two approved humanities courses (6 credits)VCU equivalent6General education
                      Tidewater credits transferred to VCU33
                      VCU courses
                      CourseTitleCreditsRequirements
                      EDUS 202Diversity, Democracy and Ethics4Major
                      EDUS 301Human Development and Learning3Major
                      EDUS 304Educational Psychology for Teacher Preparation 2Major
                      SEDP 330Survey of Special Education3Major
                      SEDP/EDUS 401Assessment in Diverse Settings3Major
                      TEDU 101Introduction to Teaching3Major
                      TEDU/SEDP 410Building a Community of Learners: Classroom Management3Major
                      TEDU 413Curriculum Methods and Instructional Models3Major
                      TEDU 452Teaching English Language Learners2Major
                      TEDU 510Instructional Technology in PK-12 Environments2Major
                      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 Education2Major
                      TEDU 202Health Education Content3Major
                      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 I4Major
                      TEDU 495Field Experience II4Major
                      TEDU 562Reading Instruction in the Content Areas3Major
                      BIOL/Z 101Biological Concepts and Laboratory4Major (Ancillary)
                      HPEX 372Survey of Kinesiology and Physiology of Exercise3Major
                      Open elective2Elective
                      Credits completed at VCU87
                      Bachelor's degree total120
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