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General Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Education, B.S.


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Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Physical Education has a curricular emphasis in pedagogy designed for students with professional goals in teaching and coaching. Completion of this degree provides access to teaching credential programs and teaching careers in grades K-12.

The Bachelor of Science in Physical Education offers coursework and practical experiences in teaching and coaching, which conform to all California state standards and fully prepare students for admission into teaching credential programs. After completing the degree, students can pursue a single subject teaching credential. Graduates are highly effective and successful physical educators in K-12 schools throughout the Central Valley and beyond.

Other Degree Requirements


In addition to the major program requirements, every student must also complete the University’s baccalaureate degree requirements such as:

  • American Government and Institutions (PLSI 2  )
  • General Education Requirements (48 units)
  • Multicultural and International (MI)
  • Upper-division Writing
  • Sufficient Elective Units to Meet Required Total Units (varies); it is recommended that units in this area be utilized to complete a second major or minor.

A full description of the University’s graduation requirements can be found in the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements 

Total Units: 120*


* General Education, MI, and Upper-division Writing courses can be double counted with major requirements. See advisor for details.

Advising Notes


  1. Students enrolled in the PETE must confer with their Physical Education advisor during every semester they are enrolled in the program.
  2. KAC 31   (Elementary Gymnastics) is strongly recommended.
  3. Students majoring in Physical Education may count a maximum of 12 units of activity courses (ATHL, KAC, DANCE) toward the 120 units required for a bachelor’s degree. Repeat credit towards the Physical Education major is not allowed in any of these activity courses.
  4. Students in the PETE must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 (GPA) in all physical education courses). If the student falls below 3.0 GPA in the PETE for two consecutive semesters, he/she will be automatically disqualified. A student that achieves a GPA of 3.0 or higher fulfills Subject Matter Competency (SMC) and therefore is exempt from taking the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET). Verification of SMC and recommendation for admission into the professional preparation program are the responsibility of the department credential advisor.
  5. Students must also maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout their credential coursework (Kremen School of Education requirement).
  6. KINES 32   will double count for both Core and General Education Area E. PETE majors are required to take KAC 103  as the activity component with KINES 32  . Students are strongly encouraged to take KAC 4  if they are not already proficient in all swim strokes. 
  7. Students are required to maintain current certification for Adult/Child CPR and First Aid.

In compliance with Federal Requirements for Posting Licensure and Certification Eligibility, please see the CSU Chancellor’s Office calstate.edu website.

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