Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Physical Education

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Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Physical Education

The Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Physical Education program offers a blend of classroom instruction and clinical experience designed to prepare students for eligibility in the physical education content area for Arizona State Board of Education Certification and K?12 Physical Education Endorsement. This program meets NCATE National Standards for physical education. It is well-suited for those students who wish to complete a bachelor's degree first and the education requirements for Department of Education certification at a later date.

General Education Requirements

Course to Course Review

Overview
General Education coursework prepares Grand Canyon University graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University's General Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills students acquire through these courses serve as a foundation for successful careers and lifelong journeys of growing understanding and wisdom.

Competency Requirements Total Credits
University Foundations
 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will complete one of the following UNV Foundational courses: UNV 103 for students entering with under 24 credit hours or UNV 303 for students transferring 24 or more credit hours.
 
4
Effective Communication

 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to construct rhetorically effective communications appropriate to diverse audiences, purposes, and occasions (English composition, communication, critical reading, foreign language, sign language, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of English grammar or composition.
 
9 - 12
Christian Worldview
 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to express aspects of Christian heritage and worldview. Students are required to take CWV 101.
 
4
Critical Thinking


 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to use various analytic and problem-solving skills to examine, evaluate, and/or challenge ideas and arguments (mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, physical geography, ecology, economics, theology, logic, philosophy, technology, statistics, accounting, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of college-level mathematics.
 
11 - 12
Global Awareness, Perspectives, and Ethics


 
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to demonstrate awareness and appreciation of and empathy for differences in arts and culture, values, experiences, historical perspectives, and other aspects of life (psychology, sociology, government, Christian studies, Bible, geography, anthropology, economics, political science, child and family studies, law, ethics, cross-cultural studies, history, art, music, dance, theater, applied arts, literature, health, etc.).
 
6 - 8


Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Physical Education Courses

Maricopa Community College District transfer students who have completed the courses below, will be able to meet the course competency requirements for courses within the Bachelor of  Science in Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Physical Education program at Grand Canyon University.

MCCCD Courses GCU Courses
Course Number Course Title Credits Course Number Course Title Credits
BIO 160
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
4 BIO 155
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
3
BIO 160
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
0 BIO 155L
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology Lab
1
EXS 145 & FON 100 Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription & Introductory Nutrition 6 PED 200 Lifetime Personal Wellness and Teaching of Fitness 4
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3 PSY 102 General Psychology 4
Total Number of MCCCD Credits Applied to GCU Physical Education Major 11

*The identified MCCCD courses fulfill the competency requirements for the corresponding GCU course; however, the courses may not fulfill the credit requirements. For more information please contact an Enrollment or Academic Counselor

Upper Level Division Classes

Maricopa Community College District transfer students will need to take the courses below within the Bachelor of  Science in Exercise Science with an Emphasis in Physical Education program at Grand Canyon University. They may also need to take additional courses to meet the graduation requirements of the program. See an Enrollment Counselor for more details.

Courses Left to Complete at GCU
BIO 181 General Biology I 3
BIO 181L General Biology I Lab 1
EXS 214 
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
3
EXS 214L 
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries Lab
1
EXS 335
Kinesiology
3
EXS 335L
Kinesiology Lab
1
EXS 340
Physiology of Exercise
3
EXS 340L
Physiology of Exercise Lab
1
EXS 458
Theory and Practice of Strength and Conditioning
4
HLT 302
Spirituality and Christian Values in Healthcare and Wellness
4
HLT 305 Legal and Ethical Principles in Healthcare 4
HLT 485 Methods of Teaching Health and Measuring in Exercise Science 4
PED 247
Teaching Strategy in Physical Education & Exercise Science 4
PED 251 Teaching of Team Sports & Individual Activities I 4
PED 263 Teaching of Team Sports and Individual Activities II 4
PED 344 Physical Education for Special Populations 4
PED 405 Elementary School Physical Education 4
PED 415 Secondary School Physical Education 4
 
Total Number of Credits Remaining for GCU Physical Education Major
56
Total Credits Hours Needed to Complete Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
with an Emphasis in Physical Education
120