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K-12 Teaching

Health and Human Performance: K-12 Teaching

120
Total Credit Hours
12
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Why study HHP: K-12 Teaching at APSU?

The K-12 Teaching Concentration provides students the opportunity to prepare for teaching health and physical education and/or coaching in grades K-12.  The program meets all Tennessee and CAEP guidelines.

What will I learn?

To earn a degree in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in K-12 Teaching, the student must earn 122 total hours.  The curriculum requires the students to take APSU 1000 (1 hour), 41 general education hours, 45 hours in the major, 23 hours in professional education, and an additional 12 hours in required licensure classes.

The Freshmen Seminar degree requirement completed by most students is APSU 1000. The course is delivered in a small-class setting with like-minded students led by a faculty member and a peer leader. The interdisciplinary course is intended to support first-semester students and provide them with a foundation for university success. Emphasis is placed on student engagement, university learning success strategies, support services, library literacy, financial literacy, and academic and career planning. The first class meeting of APSU 1000 during fall semesters is on Freshmen Convocation Day.

The general education core is designed to develop critical competencies in written communication, oral communication, mathematical analysis, and critical thinking skills. Students at APSU select coursework in the general education core in the areas of Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, History, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics. While the general education core requirements for graduation can be met by choosing courses from each of these areas, some programs of study require lower division courses that serve as prerequisites for upper division courses. Students should consult the sample 4-year plans and confer with their academic advisors as they choose their general education core courses.

HHP 2000 - First Aid CPR and Safety (3 hours)

Designed to help students recognize and control injury risk factors through an introduction to the public health approach to injury prevention. Includes skills training for certification in CPR, AED, and first aid to provide immediate and temporary care in the event of an injury or sudden illness.

HHP 2030 - Youth and Adolescent Health (3 hours)

Prerequisite/Concurrent enrollment:  HHP 1250
Offers teachers and others working with school-age persons an understanding of key health issues. Focus is on health topics related to family living, including intimacy, reproductive health and STDs, mental health including addictive behaviors, stress and suicide, and injury prevention and safety. Educational and risk reduction strategies are featured.

HHP 2120 - Rhythmic Movement and Educational Gymnastics (3 hours)

Scope, content and skill practice of both the educational gymnastics and rhythmic movement programs will be explored. The student will have the opportunity to demonstrate effective teaching strategies in a laboratory setting. Emphasis is placed on planning and organizing activities in grades K-12.

HHP 2240 - Introduction to Physical Education (3 hours)

Comprehensive instruction to give the student planning to major in physical education an orientation to the scope of physical education and lifetime wellness programs.

HHP 3010 - Adapted Physical Education (3 hours)

Abnormalities and atypical cases; identification, with preventive and corrective practices. The theory and practice of planning special physical education and personal fitness and related skills programs for the elementary and secondary levels.

HHP 3030 - Nutrition: Science and Application (3 hours)

Introduction to the science of nutrition and application to wellness promotion through the use of dietary assessment tools needed for lifestyle changes.

HHP 3100 - Foundations of Kinesiology (3 hours)

Principles and concepts of the science of human movement will be examined.  Areas of study will include biomechanics and anatomy and physiology.

HHP 3155 - Teaching Individual and Dual Sport (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; HHP 2240 or 2600
This course will focus on planning, organizing, and teaching individual and dual sports.  Additionally, the student will develop individual abilities in the skills of these sports.

HHP 3165 - Teaching Team Sports (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; HHP 2240 or 2600 
This course will focus on teaching knowledge of planning, organizing, and teaching team sports.  Additionally, the student will develop individual abilities in team sports skills.

HHP 3210 - Methods and Materials in Physical Education for the Elementary School (3 hours)

Prerequisite: EDUC 2100 and sophomore standing or permission of department chair
A study of developmentally appropriate activities for the elementary child to include movement concepts and basic skills. Emphasis is placed on instructional approaches, feedback, assessment, and class management techniques. Students will observe in the schools.

HHP 4240 - Introduction to Motor Learning (3 hours)

The study of the application of psychological and physiological principles to learning motor skills and strategies.

HHP 4400 - Teaching Health and Human Performance (3 hours)

Prerequisite: EDUC 3070, Milestone II requirements or permission of department chair
Methods and materials for teaching health, physical education, and lifetime wellness. Emphasis is placed on structuring units of work, lesson plans, evaluation and organization, and development of health, physical education, and lifetime wellness programs. Students will observe in schools.

HHP 4450 - Teaching Strategies in Health (3 hours)

Prerequisite/Concurrent enrollment: HHP 2030 or HHP 3400 
In this course students will analyze effective teaching strategies for use in various health education settings.  In addition, students will develop curriculum and capacity to plan, implement and authentically assess health instruction.  This course will address Tennessee Health Education Standards and National Health Education Standards.

Choose any two (6 hours) from the courses listed below:

HHP 3110 - Substance Use and Abuse (3 hours)

The content and method pertaining to the preventive aspects of chemical dependency. Included will be emphasis on basic pharmacology, causes of drug abuse, possible alternatives, and the role of school and community services.

HHP 3040 - Positive Mental Health and Happiness (3 hours)

This course will examine and explore positive mental health. Underlying theories related to positive emotions and happiness will be examined. A major focus of the course will be on the practice of skills that lead to positive emotions and happiness.

HHP 3400 - Comprehensive and Coordinated School Health Program (3 hours)

The course will focus on the components of a total school health program including school health services, safe and healthful school environment, and comprehensive health education. Emphasis will be placed on methods of organizing and implementing a coordinated K-12 school health program.

HHP 4060 - Consumer Health (3 hours)

A study of fraudulent advertising and practices in the health field such as healing practices, dietary fads, reducing agents, and other healing arts which now comprise only a portion of the modern “medicine show.”

HHP 4070 - Introduction to Disease (3 hours)

Prerequisite: BIOL 1040 or 2010
Modern concepts of diseases including the etiology of common communicable and chronic diseases.

HHP 4080 - Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality (3 hours)

The focus is on the human or personal aspect of sexuality. Emphasis is placed on attitudes, emotions, and behavior patterns as related to the development of healthy sexual lifestyles rather than on the anatomy and physiology of the reproductive system. Students are encouraged to integrate their own life experiences with the academic materials.

Professional Education Minor:

EDUC 2100 - Foundations to Education (2 hours)

Prerequisite: 12 credit hours of core requirements
The social, philosophical and historical background of education. The course will contain lecture/discussion and a required field based experience. LiveText is introduced.

EDUC 3040 - Instructional Technology (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Milestone I
Competency in microcomputer applications in the instructional process, including the use of instructional software, media integration, and use of micros in classroom management.

EDUC 3070 - Instructional Strategies (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Milestone I
Competencies in selected generic teaching skills such as mastery learning, questioning, positive reinforcement, student evaluation/differential instruction, etc. Required prior to restricted enrollment courses (methods blocks, 4400’s). Application for provisional admission to teacher education required during this semester of enrollment. A field experience is required.

EDUC 4080 - Classroom Management (Residency I) (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Milestone II
Theories of classroom organization and management and their application. A field experience is required. Must be taken semester prior to student teaching.

EDUC 4160 - Teaching Diversity (Residency I) (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Milestone I
This course addresses the impact of student diversity on teaching and learning.  Differences in beliefs, effective instruction of linguistic minorities, and socialization among groups are analyzed, with a focus on the relationship of these differences to learning outcomes in U.S. classrooms.  Instructional strategies based on multicultural models of education are examined and alternative assessments are reviewed.  A field experience is required.

EDUC 4270 - Evaluation and Assessment (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Milestone I
Pupil assessment; evaluation of programs; self-assessment; differentiated instruction; contemporary assessment strategies; and related research applications.

EDUC 4440 - Theories of Learning (Residency I) (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Milestone I
This course promotes understanding of human learning and development necessary to engender competent, caring professionals by providing opportunities to describe, compare, and contract various theories in order to create appropriate learning environments.  Course will be part of Residency I and require extensive field experience.

SPED 3000 - Introduction to Special Education (Residency I) (3 hours)

Prerequisite: Milestone I
Identification of handicapping conditions, programs for educating the individuals with disabilities, and public laws specifying responsibilities for school personnel.

What engagement opportunities are available to APSU students?

APSU fosters a positive campus environment that encourages active participation in university life. Organizations and honor societies in which students can engage are the HHP Club.

APSU students engage in HIP curricular and co-curricular experiences that advance their learning and knowledge. Opportunities include first-year seminar, first-year learning communities, common reading experience 'The Peay Read', undergraduate research, study abroad, service and community-based learning, internships, e-portfolio development, and capstone courses & projects.

 

What Do K-12 Majors Do After Graduation?

Graduates are employed in elementary, middle, and high school settings as health, wellness, and physical education teachers. 

Where have APSU alumni gone?
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Meet Alexandra Willis

After completing a 1 year stage management internship at Lexington Children's Theatre, Paige has moved to New York where she is beginning work as a Stage Manager in the Julliard School Professional Internship Program.

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Meet Alexandra Willis

After completing a 1 year stage management internship at Lexington Children's Theatre, Paige has moved to New York where she is beginning work as a Stage Manager in the Julliard School Professional Internship Program.

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Meet Alexandra Willis

After completing a 1 year stage management internship at Lexington Children's Theatre, Paige has moved to New York where she is beginning work as a Stage Manager in the Julliard School Professional Internship Program.