Health and Physical Education

Health and Physical Education

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Health and Physical Education – with or without teaching certification

The Health & Physical Education Area of study includes 56 hours of course work in Health, Physical Education and Coaching courses.  Students choosing the HPE Without Teaching will follow the same curriculum of study as those in the HPETE (Health and Physical Education Teacher Education) program with the exception of no Secondary Education Minor.  Students wishing to obtain P-12 teacher certification must choose the HPETE track WITH the Secondary Education Minor. Declaring the HPETE program does not insure admission into the Teacher Education program.

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Health and Physical Education Degrees



Students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 in all university coursework for admission into the Teacher Education Program. He/she must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher in the professional education courses and 2.75 Major GPA with no grade less than a “C” for continuation into CAP 2. The Secondary Education Minor must be chosen for HPETE certification.

NASPE National Standards

  • Standard 1   The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement.
  • Standard 2  The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
  • Standard 3   The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
  • Standard 4  The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
  • Standard 5  The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

HPETE / Empowerment For Learning

The HPETE Area links students choosing P-12 teacher education with the Campbellsville University Department of Education. The Secondary Education minor is a 33 hour program. The HPETE track with certification in Health & Physical Education and Secondary Education requires 133 hours for completion rather than the normal 120 hours for graduation.

Empowerment for learning is one of the special joys and outcomes of becoming a teacher. As a result of program experiences, you will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to create a classroom climate in which your students can learn. The education program has a distinguished record of preparing students to become caring teachers.

The mission of the teacher education program at Campbellsville University is to prepare teachers for their respective fields by providing an academic infrastructure based on scholarship, service and Christian leadership. The primary goal of the program is to advance scholars who are competent, caring and qualified, who can positively impact student learning, and who are committed to life-long learning in a global society.

Campbellsville University School of Education is accredited by The National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). The University is a part of the NASDTEC interstate agreement (National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education) which facilitates certification of our graduates in other states.

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