2011-2013 Undergraduate Catalog

The Department of Health and Human Performance

Bachelor of Science Degree
Major in Health and Human Performance - Teacher Licensure Option
(Health and Physical Education K-12)

The degree program in Health and Human Performance Teacher Licensure Option prepares the pre-service professional to teach physical education and health education in a variety of school settings, grades K-12.  The program has been designed to provide a comprehensive, sequential professional preparation combining liberal arts, professional education and specialty studies.  Extensive fieldwork enables the student to apply skills in a supervised setting.  The degree program provides teaching competencies in:

  • personal health education
  • community health and safety
  • health prevention and intervention
  • motor learning, physiology and kinesiology
  • individual, dual and team sports
  • rhythm, dance, and physical fitness
  • outdoor education
  • Native American games and activities
  • organization and administration of health and physical education programs. 

The Student Learning Outcomes for this option include:

  1. Demonstrate safe and effective teaching methods in fitness, motor skills, adventure activities and health enhancement to diverse student populations.
  2. Apply scientific principles of kinesiology, exercise physiology, nutrition and motor learning in teaching.
  3. Plan, organize and implement management plans for equipment and space for teaching.
  4. Effectively assess self and peer teaching strategies used in techniques and methods courses.
  5. Demonstrate successful learning outcomes in students taught.

Admission Requirements for Health and Human Performance
Teacher Licensure Option (H&PE K-12)

All students desiring licensure to teach are required to file an Application for Admission to the Teacher Education Program (see page 259).

Degree Requirements

The General Education requirements for secondary and K-12 education majors have been designed to prepare pre-service educators in a liberal arts curriculum which stimulates scholarship; promotes a critical understanding of human concepts; fosters individual fulfillment; nurtures the development of free, rational, and responsible professions; cultivates an appreciation for the values associated with life in a free, democratic society; develops intellectually competent, imaginative and vigorous educators; and encourages an analysis of values inherent in foreign cultures, the variety of American ethnic cultures, and Native American cultures with an aim toward developing a clearer understanding of other peoples.  The General Education program for secondary and K-12 education majors is similar to the General Education program established for all students at Montana State University Billings.  A complete description is contained on page 73.  Students should select General Education courses in consultation with their academic advisors in the subject area and education.  A grade of “C” or higher is mandatory in all health and human performance courses satisfying the major requirements.

First Aid Competency

Health and Human Performance students who are completing the teacher licensure option are required to demonstrate current competency in first aid, CPR and AED.  Presentation of certification documents for First Aid, current Adult/Child/Infant CPR and Automatic External Defibrillation will be accepted as proof of this competency if met through the following organizations:

  • First Aid
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Red Cross
  • National Safety Council
  • CPR
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Heart Association
  • American Red Cross
  • National Safety Council

Students can also achieve First Aid, Adult/Child/Infant CPR and AED certification through successful completion of ECP 100 First Aid and CPR.

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