Curriculum & Courses

Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education

he physical education undergraduate degree is registered in New York and accredited by NCATE, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Science in physical education. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our 
Course Descriptions page lists all education courses. For one possible breakdown of the major by semester, see the Plan of Study.

 Requirements    Credits 
 Physical Education 70
     PHED 101. Foundations of Physical Education
     PHED 102. Gymnastics
     PHED 104. Rhythmic Techniques
     PHED 105. Early Childhood Motor Development
     PHED 107. Health-related Fitness and Health Promotion
     PHED 201. Individual and Dual Physical Activities
     PHED 202. Individual and Dual Physical Activities
     PHED 203. Physical Education Curriculum
     PHED 208. Prevention and Care of Injuries
     PHED 301. Team Sports
     PHED 302. Team Sports
     PHED 306. Assessment
     PHED 309A. Adventure Education
     PHED 312. Bio-Kinesiology
     PHED 413B. Directed Study – Internship
     Physical Education Elective

 Elementary Field Block
     PHED 303. Elementary School Methods
     PHED 311. Physical Activities for Persons with Disabilities

 Secondary Field Bock
     PHED 304. Secondary School Methods
     PHED 308C. Theory and Techniques of Coaching 

 Student Teaching: Two 7-week placements. 
     PHED 490. Physical Education Student Teaching: Elementary
     PHED 491. Physical Education Student Teaching: Secondary

3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
 3


3
3


3
3


5
5
   
 Elementary & Special Education  9 
      EDUC 210. Human Development and Learning
      EDUC 220. Basic Instructional Design
      EDUC 220L. Basic Instructional Design Lab
      SPED 460. Communication and Collaboration Skills for Educators

3
3
0
3
   
 Biology 10 
      BIO 101. Fundamentals of Biology
      BIO 211. Human Anatomy and Physiology
      BIO 212. Human Anatomy and Physiology
4
3
 3 
   
 Quantitative Reasoning  3
      MATH 107. Introduction to Statistics  3
   
 Foreign Language
 6
   
 Clare College (Core Curriculum at St. Bonaventure) † 36 
 CLAR 101. The Intellectual Journey
 CLAR 110. Composition & Critical Thinking I
 CLAR 111. Composition & Critical Thinking II
 Core Area Courses:
      CLAR 103. Foundations of the Western World
      CLAR 105. Inquiry in the Social World
      CLAR 206. Foundational Religious Texts in the Western World
      CLAR 207. The Catholic Franciscan Heritage
      CLAR 208. World Views
      CLAR 209. Arts and Literature
      CLAR 302. & CLRL 302. Inquiry in the Natural World
      CLAR 304. The Good Life
      CLAR 401. The University Forum
3
3
3

3
3
3
3
3
3
 4 
3
2
   
 General Electives
39
   
 TOTAL  131
† The Clare College curriculum also includes a three-credit quantitative reasoning requirement. Physical education majors satisfy this requirement by passing any of the mathematics courses listed in the above table under Quantitative Reasoning.

Contact Information

For more information on the degree in physical education, contact
Ms. Claire Watson, Chair 
(716) 375-2163
cwatson@sbu.edu  

If you wish to apply to this program, contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office at St. Bonaventure University at 1 (800) 462-5050 for undergraduate admission materials. 

Plan of Study for a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education

This sequence illustrates how requirements can be met in a four-year program. Changes in the sequence of the plan of study below may be desirable, but these must be made in consultation with the student's academic adviser. Click on any linked course to see its full title and description. A list of all education courses is found on our Course Descriptions page. 

 ◄ FIRST YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester   Credits   Spring Semester    Credits 
PHED 101 3 PHED 302   3
Core Area course 6 PHED 104   3
CLAR 101 
3 PHED 105   3
PHED 301 3 BIO 101   4
CLAR 110
3 CLAR 111
  3
Total 18 Total
16
 
 ◄ SECOND YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester   Credits   Spring Semester    Credits 
PHED 201 3 PHED 202   3
EDUC 210 or SPED 230
3 PHED Elective
  3
PHED 203 3 BIO 212   3
BIO 211 3 PHED 107
3
PHED 102 6 MATH 107
3
EDUC 099A 0 EDUC 099B   0
Foreign Language 3 EDUC 210 or SPED 230   3
Total 18 Total
18
 
 ◄ THIRD YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester    Credits   Spring Semester    Credits 
ELEMENTARY FIELD BLOCK 3 SECONDARY FIELD BLOCK  
PHED 312 3 PHED 304   3
PHED 303 3 PHED 308C   3
PHED 306 3 PHED 208   3
PHED 309A (fall or spring) 3 Core Area Course or PHED 309A   3
PHED 311 3 Core Area Course   3
PHED 413B 3 Total

15
Total
18

 
 
 ◄ FOURTH YEAR ► 
 Fall Semester    Credits   Spring Semester    Credits 
STUDENT TEACHING BLOCK
CLAR 401
  2
PHED 490 5 CLAR 302 & 302L   4
PHED 491 5 Core Area Course   3
SPED 460
3 Core Area Course
  3
EDUC 099D
0 Core Area Course
  3
Total
17
Total 15

NOTES:
 
Elementary and Secondary Field Blocks must be completed prior to student teaching. 
Field Blocks may be rearranged depending on semester of student teaching.
*Proof of lifeguard certification required by the end of the second year.