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Physical Education Minor

School of Health and Human Sciences

The Value of a College Minor

By declaring a minor, you’ll have the opportunity to pursue interests that might lie outside of your major. Gaining extra knowledge in an area that interests you can also help you in your future career! Not only will your skills and knowledge be more well-rounded, but you’ll also prove to future employers that you’re willing to work hard and exceed their expectations.


  • Physical Education Minor
  • 18 Units
  • KIN 304: Motor Learning and Control
  • 3

This course will give an overview of significant behavioral theories which influence and determine the learning and production of motor skills. Included will be learning theories and motor control theories as well as application of theory to motor performance.

  • KIN 376: Physical Education Management
  • 3

An evaluation of how to develop physical education lesson plans and curriculums will be examined in this course including practical tips for creating effective teaching environments and teaching developmentally appropriate skills and activities. Offered alternate years.

  • Choose four of the following courses:
  • KIN 303: Health Education
  • 3

Students will learn how to provide comprehensive school health education programs that incorporate concepts of maintaining balance in the physical, emotional, social, intellectual, economic, vocational, and spiritual components of life. Offered alternate years.

  • KIN 305: Motor Development
  • 3

This course will study motor skills and physical development from birth to adulthood with an emphasis on infancy, childhood, and adolescence including neurological, physiological, intellectual, social, and emotional factors that influence gross and fine movement activities.

  • KIN 320: Historical, Social, Cultural Foundations of Sport and P.E.
  • 3

This course will present and discuss the philosophical, historical, and sociological constructs relevant to sport and physical education. Philosophy of sport will explore ways to understand sport involvement. History of sport will be explored from Ancient Greece to modern times. Sociology of sport will be explored regarding current challenges, relevant issues, and controversies in sport and physical education.

  • KIN 340: Elementary Physical Education
  • 3

This is an instructional strategies course that will introduce students to movement and fitness education for children, including topics on the development and use of games and music to aid in children's motor development, and the integration of the principles of motor learning, motor development, and physiology of movement.

  • KIN 370: Adaptive Physical Education
  • 3

An analysis of how physical education, sport, and physical activities can be adapted to meet students' special and unique needs will be examined in this course including an analysis of motor and intellectual development, appropriate skill progressions, and an examination of various diseases and genetic conditions that lead to adaptation needs. Offered alternate years.

  • KIN 392: Practicum: Teacher Education
  • 3

This course is a practical, hands-on experience outside the classroom directly related to the student's major, minor or professional program that is a beneficial complement to the student's academic experience. Offered at a Pass/No Pass course.

Current students, please note: The requirements listed here may not reflect the most current courses for this minor and may not be the requirements for the catalog year you are following to complete your minor. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for official requirements you must meet to qualify.

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