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Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
Pathways: Behavioral and Social Sciences, Education

Learn how to design and deliver physical education programs, how to use and integrate technology into your classwork and get hands-on, real-world experience. Graduates are eligible for certification in Pre-K-Adult Physical Education and Health Education.

Academics

Fall
  • PET 124 Human Body: Structure and Function Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • PET 167 Introduction to Physical Education Exclamation Point A C in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
15
Spring
  • PET 125 Principles of Human Movement Exclamation Point
    2
  • PET 175 Motor Development A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    2
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • HN&F 171 Introduction to Human Nutrition Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
16
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Attend New Student Orientation
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Sit in the front row of your class at least 5 times

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Challenge yourself to meet members of your residence hall community
  • Attend an alcohol-free event
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Apply to be a Resident Assistant
  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Join an intramural team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Attend a career fair
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

Academics

Fall
  • PET 244 Motor Learning and Performance Exclamation Point
    2
  • PET 276 Special Physical Education
    2
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    4
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Minor or Elective
    1
15
Spring
  • PET 228 Curriculum in Physical Education
    3
  • PET 233 Pedagogy Theory and Application
    4
  • PET 349 Fitness Education Exclamation Point
    3
  • EXPH 365 Exercise Physiology 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • SHED 403 Health in the School Community
    3
16
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get to know a faculty member in your department
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend a football game
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Rent a bike and go for a ride on the rail trail
  • Make your own decisions about drinking and do the WELLWVU CHOICES toolkit program

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Sign up for an internship interview

Academics

Fall
  • PET 350 Teaching Primary Physical Education
    2
  • PET 369 Teaching K-2 Physical Education
    3
  • PET 379 Teaching 3-5 Physical Education
    3
  • RDNG 422 Reading in the Content Areas
    3
  • SHED 401 Elementary School Health Program
    4
15
Spring
  • PET 346 Teaching Phys Acty 1
    3
  • PET 347 Teaching Phys Acty 2
    3
  • PET 441 Technology in Physical Education
    3
  • SHED 402 Secondary School Health Program
    4
  • SPED 304 Special Education in Contemporary Society Exclamation Point
    3
16
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Visit the WVU Farm
  • Attend a football game
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Reach out and volunteer in the Morgantown community
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Join an intramural team
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Become a level 2 Bystander Trainer Foo
  • Use your resources: learn about all your health-related needs at well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Sign up for an internship interview
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Consider graduate or professional school

Academics

Fall
  • PET 447 Teaching Physical Activities 3
    3
  • PET 449 Teaching Physical Activities 4
    3
  • PET 477 Adapted Physical Education Practicum
    3
  • Minor or Elective
    6
15
Spring
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    PET 487 Student Teaching: K-5 Physical Education or
    ACE 491 Professional Field Experience
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    PET 488 Student Teaching: 6-12 Physical Education or
    ACE 491 Professional Field Experience
  • Select one of the following courses:
    2
    PET 489 Student Teaching Seminar or
    ACE 491 Professional Field Experience
  • Select one of the following courses:
    4
    C&I 491 Professional Field Experience or
    ACE 491 Professional Field Experience
12
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Become a TIPS (Training Intervention Program) trainer and help prevent alcohol misuse
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Become a Student Wellness Ambassador Leader
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair

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