Catalog 2012-2013

Movement Studies and Wellness Education

253.535.7350

www.plu.edu/movement-studies

mswe@plu.edu

The primary mission of the Department of Movement Studies and Wellness Education (MSWE) is to provide quality academic professional preparation for undergraduate students in areas related to the study of human movement, especially as it supports the pursuit of lifelong physical activity and well being (i.e., health & fitness education, recreation, exercise science, pre-physical therapy, pre-athletic training and health & fitness management). We strive to prepare future leaders who will positively impact the health behaviors of individuals and of society through the education and promotion of life-sustaining and life-enhancing pursuits. The successful completion of our majors demands a strong integration of the liberal arts and sciences with thorough professional preparation in light of respective state and national standards, accrediting bodies and certification programs. Internship experiences are an integral element of all majors in the department and allow for students to further develop and apply their education and training in real world, professional settings. In addition, we provide a diverse array of physical activity instruction for students as part of the General Education Program Element (GenEd)  Requirements of the university. The goals of these classes are to: (a) develop in each student a fundamental respect for the role of physical activity in living, including the assessment of physical condition and the development of personally designed, safe, effective and functional fitness programs with attention to lifetime activities, and (b) to expose students to a diversity of physical activities and experiences in a manner which enhances understanding of their educational, social, spiritual, ethical and moral relevance. Our programs provide opportunities for all participants to develop and apply a knowledge base regarding physical activity and psychomotor and behavioral skills, which encourages the development of lifelong health and wellness.

The department offers two degree programs: the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Physical Education (B.A.P.E. w/ teacher certification option), and the Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education (B.S.P.E.) which offers four different pre-professional concentrations: Health & Fitness Management, Exercise Science, Pre-Physical Therapy and Pre-Athletic Training. Students completing these degrees often go on for further graduate study in physical therapy, sport psychology, athletic training, exercise science, recreation, public health etc., or enter into professions such as teaching, personal training, promotions and management, youth programming, coaching and other areas and do so in diverse settings such as schools, private health clubs, non-profit agencies, corporations, professional sport teams, youth clubs, hospitals, parks and recreation departments and health departments, among others. In addition, five distinct minors can be used to compliment majors within the department, or can be pursued by majors outside the department in areas of personal or professional interest. These minors are Coaching, Fitness & Wellness Education, Personal Training, Sport & Recreation Management and Sport Psychology. 

GENERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM ELEMENT

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 32 credits of all majors must be taken in residency at PLU, and at least 16 of those must be taken from within the Movement Studies and Wellness Education Department.
  • At least 8 semester hours for all minors must be taken in residency at PLU and within the Movement Studies and Wellness Education Department.
  • At least 8 credits applied toward a MSWE minor must be earned independently from MSWE major requirements.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION (B.S.P.E.)

Four Concentrations under the B.S.P.E. Degree

  • Exercise Science
    66 semester hours
    • BIOL 205, 206, 225 (12)
    • CHEM 105 (4)
    • HEED 366 (4)
    • MATH 128 or 140 (4)
    • PHED 277, 324, 326, 383, 384, 478, 480, 486 (30)
    • PHED 495 (4)
    • PHED 499 (4)
    • STAT 231 (4)
  • Health and Fitness Promotion
    68 semester hours
    • BIOL 205, 206 (8)
    • CHEM 105 (4)
    • HEED 266, 366 (8)
    • PHED 277, 293, 314, 324, 326, 330, 383, 384, 386, 480, 486 (40)
    • PHED 495 (4)
    • PHED 499 (4)
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
    74 to 75 semester hours
    • BIOL 225, 226, 205, 206, and an approved upper- division biology elective. (20)
    • Two from: CHEM 105, 115/116, 331/333 (8 to 9 )
    • HEED 281 (2)
    • MATH 128 or 140 (4)
    • PHED 277, 480, 486 (10)
    • PHED 495 (4)
    • PHED 499 (4)
    • PHYS 125/126, 135/136 (10)
    • PSYC 101, 320 or 415 (8)
    • STAT 231 or 232 (4)
  • Pre-Athletic Training
    52 semester hours
    • BIOL 205, 206, 225 (12)
    • CHEM 105 (4)
    • HEED 266, 281 (6)
    • PHED 277, 326, 480, 486 (14)
    • PHED 495 (4)
    • PHED 499 (4)
    • PSYC 101 (4)
    • STAT 231 (4)
In addition to the requirements listed above, candidates for the B.S.P.E. degree must meet the College of Arts and Sciences foreign language requirement.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION (B.A.P.E.) WITH CERTIFICATION
62 semester hours required to meet the state endorsement in Health and Fitness:

  • BIOL 205, 206 (8)
  • HEED 266, 395, 366 (12)
  • PHED 275 or 298 (2)
  • PHED 277, 279, 293, 294, 296, 297, (12)
  • PHED 322 (4)
  • PHED 326, 386, 478, 480, 486, 490 (24)
  • All students must have current First Aid and CPR certification prior to internship.

Additional Requirements for K-12 Teacher Certification
29 semester hours

Initial K-12 teacher certification in Health and Fitness must meet the requirements established by the School of Education and Movement Studies for Teacher Certification in addition to the above requirements for the B.A.P.E. with certification.

  • EDUC 390, 392 (8)
  • EDUC/PHED 468, 450 (12)
  • PSYC 101 (4)
  • SPED 320 (1)
  • WRIT 101 (4)
  • Plus a valid First Aid card

Students receiving a B.A.P.E. with certification are not required to fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences foreign language requirements. All courses in the major and minor fields are used for teacher certification must have grades of C or higher.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION (B.A.P.E.) WITHOUT CERTIFICATION
66 semester hours

  • BIOL 205, 206 (8)
  • HEED 266, 395, 366 (12)
  • PHED 275 or 298 (2)
  • PHED 277, 279, 293, 294, 296, 297 (12)
  • PHED 322 (4)
  • PHED 326, 386, 478, 480, 486, 495 (24)
In addition to the requirements listed above, candidates for the B.A.P.E. degree without teacher certification must meet the College of Arts and Sciences foreign language requirements and a Senior Seminar (PHED 499 is 4 semester hours).

MINORS

  • Coaching
    18 semester hours
    • HEED 266 (4)
    • HEED 281 (2)
    • PHED 334 (2)
    • PHED 361 (2)
    • PHED 390 (4)
    • PHED 411 (4)
    • First Aid and CPR certificate required
  • Fitness and Wellness Education
    22 semester hours
    • HEED 266, 366 (8)
    • PHED 279, 293, 360 (6)
    • PHED 384 (4)
    • Select four semester hours from the following:
      • PHED 383 (4)
      • PHED 386 (4)
      • PHED 486 (4)
  • Personal Training
    22 semester hours
    • BUSA 305 (4)
    • HEED 266 (4)
    • PHED 293, 334, 360 (6)
    • PHED 383, 390 (8)
    • First Aid and CPR certificate required
  • Exercise and Sport Psychology
    20 semester hours
    • Required (12 semester hours)
      • HEED 366, PHED 386, 390
    • Select 4 semester hours from the following
      • PSYC 310, 320 or 330
    • Select 4 semester hours from the following
      • BIOL 444; PHED 314, 315, 324, 411
  • Sport and Recreation Management
    22 to 24 semester hours
    • PHED 314 (4)
    • PHED 330 (4)
    • PHED 384 (4)
    • PHED 495 (4)
    • Select 4 semester hours from the following:
      • BUSA 305 (4)
      • BUSA 308 (4)
      • BUSA 340 (4)
      • BUSA 358 (4)
    • Select 2 or 4 semester hours from the following:
      • PHED 322 (2 or 4)
      • PHED 326 (4)
      • PHED 334 (2)
      • PHED 386 (4)
      • OR other approved alternative elective