Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance
Concentration in K-12 Teaching/Coaching

This program prepares you for careers in teaching K-12 physical education. To earn a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in K-12 Teaching, you must successfully complete course work consisting of:

  • a 55-hour University general education program
  • a 25-hour core of professional courses common to all Health and Human Performance majors, and
  • a concentration track of 22-37 hours.

If you are interested in coaching, a professional development program is available.

To increase your versatility as a teacher, you are encouraged to pursue an additional endorsement in health education.

General Education Program

To earn a degree from Fort Hays State University, you must complete a 55-hour general education program. This program has two major components - Foundation Studies and Liberal Arts. You will work with an academic advisor to select a series of general education courses to complement your program of study. However, certain general education courses are required pre-requisites for all students preparing to teach K-12 physical education:


Health and Human Performance Core

All Health and Human Performance majors, regardless of concentration, take the same core courses, totaling 25 hours:


Courses for HHP Majors
Course #
Course Name Credits
HHP 155 Weight Training and Conditioning
1
HHP 201 Concepts of Physical Fitness
1
HHP 210 Introduction to Health and Human Performance
3
HHP 220 Responding to Emergencies
3
HHP 280
Care and Prevention of Exercise and Sport Injuries
3
HHP 330
Adapted/Special Physical Education
3
HHP 340
Tests and Measurements in HHP
2
HHP 390
Physiology of Exercise
3
HHP 440
Kinesiology
3
HHP 450
Program Organization and Administration
3

Courses in the Teaching Concentration

If you wish to become a K-12 teacher, you must be admitted to the Teacher Education program, typically by the spring of your sophomore year. Contact us for more information, or visit with the Department of Teacher Education.


Teaching Concentration Courses
Course # Course Name Credits
HHP variable Aquatics 1-3
HHP 151
Aerobic Dancing
1
HHP 231 Children's Rhythm and Movement
3
HHP 260 Introduction to Lifetime Sports
1
HHP 261
Introduction to Racquet Sports
1
HHP 262
Introduction to Team Sports
1
HHP 263
Introduction to Field Sports
1
HHP 277
Early Field Experience in Physical Education
2
HHP 290
Introduction to Coaching
2
HHP 312
Fitness Leadership
2
HHP 410
Elementary School Physical Education Curriculum
2
HHP 420
Curriculum & Methods in Secondary Physical Education
3
HHP 430
Motor Learning
2
HHP 314
Issues in Health Education
2

Professional Development Courses


Professional Development Courses
Course # Course Name Credits
EAC 202 Foundations of Education
3
EAC 231 Human Growth and Development
3
SPED 601 Education Exceptional Students
3
TEEL 431
Educational Psychology
3
TESS 494
Secondary School Experience
4
TEEL 496
Directed Teaching Elementary
6
TESS 496
Directed Teaching Secondary
6

Optional Health Education Endorsement

Health Education Endorsement
Course # Course Name Credits
HHP 230 Principles of Nutrition
3
HHP 300 Methods and Materials for Teaching Health K-12
3
HHP 310 Consumer Health
2
HHP 320 Communicable and Emergent Diseases
2
HHP 400
Safety Education
2
PSY 100
General Psychology
3
SOC 140
Introduction to Sociology
3
BIOL 100
Human Biology
3