J. Sue Fletcher, Ed.D., Chair
Professors: Fletcher, Luo
Associate Professors: Hall, Young
Assistant Professor: Deaner, Marcell
Lecturers: Eastham, Herring
Office: Field House 142
Phone: (209) 667-3325
Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education , available with a concentration in Health and Wellness Promotion
Minor in Physical Education
Liberal Studies concentration in Physical Education
Master of Arts in Education* with a concentration in Physical Education
Single Subject Matter Preparation in Physical Education
*Refer to the Graduate catalog.
Courses provide a background in physical education for those planning to enter the teaching field, an educational foundation for those planning to undertake graduate work, or a program for preprofessional work in health and wellness fields such as pre-physical therapy.
- Physical Education majors are strongly encouraged to maintain motor skills and physical fitness by enrolling in one activity skills class and one activity fitness class per semester.
- Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Please contact the Department office either by telephone or email for information on academic advising.
- Students interested in obtaining a teaching credential are strongly advised to confer with the Department of Teacher Education program adviser at the beginning of the junior year. An application for admission into the teacher education program is available from the Department of Teacher Education.
Liberal Studies Concentration in Physical Education
Please refer to the Liberal Studies section of the catalog.
Majors in physical education interested in the single subject credential are referred to the Teacher Education section of the Graduate catalog.
Before admission to the credential program, students must be cleared for subject matter competence. The Department of Physical Education and Health will certify students for competence in appropriate subject matter content when they:
- Complete an approved California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Single Subject Matter Preparation Program in Physical Education, or
- Earn a passing score on the Single Subject Examination in Physical Education, Test #09 and the CSET Examination in Physical Education,
- Demonstrate University requirement competency in skills or subject areas commonly taught in California public schools. These include dance, sports and games, aquatics, and gymnastics. Competency in skills may be obtained by passing 16 or more units at CSU Stanislaus in theory and analysis and theory of coaching classes with the instructor approving the skill level (grade C– or better). If the instructor does not approve the skill level, the student must take remedial action to improve deficient skills and then pass a skills test.
- Appeal Process:
- There is no appeal for 1 and 2.
- Students who do not pass a skills test on the second attempt may request a committee of three qualified faculty to administer and score the next test.
Physical Education majors will:
- Demonstrate knowledge and skill in a broad variety of movement and fitness activities.
- Understand the biological/physical and behavioral bases of movement and the changes that occur across the life span, within diverse populations, and under a variety of environmental conditions.
- Understand the sociocultural and humanistic bases of movement within diverse culture, historical periods, and social settings.
- Understand how motor skills are acquired, how fitness is achieved, and how to maintain these across the life span under a variety of environmental and personal unique conditions.
- Understand the relationship between movement, conditioning/training, well-being and skill across the life span and within diverse populations.
- Know how to apply kinesiological knowledge to enhance motor skills and fitness in a variety of populations and conditions.
- Apply critical thinking, writing, reading, oral communication, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and information management skills to movement- related questions.
- Demonstrate the knowledge of the conditions for safety in movement-related contexts across the life span and within diverse populations, and respond appropriately to common injuries occurring during physical activity.
- Be able to use a computer and other technology to support inquiry and professional practice in a movement-related field.
- Be able to use and apply kinesiological data collection techniques and measurement theory to assess, analyze, and evaluate human performance.
- Understand the scientific methods and other systematic ways of knowing relative to research and scholarship in human movement.
- Demonstrate the ability to integrate multidisciplinary knowledge bases of kinesiology in an applied, problem-solving context.
- Be familiar with standards, ethics, and expectations of professional communities related to human movement.
- Be prepared to engage in professionally related community activities.
- Demonstrate additional in-depth knowledge and skills associated with study in any one of the concentrations, specializations, and emphases that are associated with the Physical Education degree.