Nov 30, 2022  
2019-2020 Catalogue 
2019-2020 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

Kinesiology-Health and Physical Education Teaching Concentration, B.A.

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Justus Hallam, Christina Johnson, Kristin Meyer (chair), Colin Pennington

Kinesiology is the interdisciplinary study of human physical activity.  The kinesiology major and courses provide students with opportunities to investigate biological, behavioral, cultural, and pedagogical aspects of human physical activities including exercise and sport. The Health and Physical Education Teaching Concentration courses emphasize theory and application of health and physical education pedagogy, ethics, and administrative concepts associated with teaching at the elementary and secondary school level. A coaching education program and elective courses are offered to meet interests and needs of students.


A minimum of 13 course credits AND completion of the Teacher Education Program, including the following KIN core courses:

Coaching Endorsement or Authorization:

To obtain a Coaching Endorsement the individual must complete a major in Elementary Education or coursework leading to secondary certification and be granted an Iowa Teaching Certificate. The Coaching Authorization is available to those who do not complete teaching certification requirements or who do not hold an Iowa Teaching Certificate. Both the Endorsementand the Authorization qualify an individual to be a head coach or an assistant coach in any sport offered in the Iowa public schools. Students who complete one of the following programs may apply for the Endorsement or the Authorization through the Education Department.

Coaching Endorsement:

KIN 205  and KIN 237  and completion of a major in Elementary Education or coursework leading to secondary certification.

Coaching Authorization:

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