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Exercise and Sport Science Education (BS)

Hours — 63-83 Credit Hours
Effective Sep. 2019
Last Revision 9/30/2020
Holokai Category: Math & Sciences and Professional Studies

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Program Requirements


Core Requirements — 33-34 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
EXS 330 Principles of Exercise and Sports Science F, S 3.0
MATH 121 Principles of Statistics F, W, S 3.0 MATH 106 or MATH 110 or MATH 107 or Pass BMQT or Score 24 on Math Section of the ACT or 590 on Math Section of the SAT
BIOL 260 Human Anatomy F, W 3.0 Corequisite BIOL 260L
BIOL 260L Human Anatomy Lab F, W 1.0 Corequisite BIOL 260
BIOL 261 Human Physiology F, W 3.0 BIOL 112 strongly recommended. Corequisite: BIOL 261L
BIOL 261L Human Physiology Lab F, W 1.0 BIOL 112 strongly recommended. Corequisite: BIOL 261L
EXS 164 Life Saving F, W, S 2.0
EXS 265 Water Safety Instruction S 2.0 EXS 161 or 242 or Permission of Instructor
EXS 340 Motor Learning F, W 3.0 BIOL 260/L
EXS 341 Biomechanics F, W 3.0 BIOL 260/L
EXS 344 Physiology of Exercise W, S 3.0 BIOL 260/L, BIOL 261/L. Concurrent registration in EXS 344L.
EXS 344L Physiology of Exercise W, S 3.0 BIOL 260/L, BIOL 261/L. Concurrent registration in EXS 344.

Choice of 2 EXS 100-level Beginning Sport Content Classes — 2 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
EXS 1__ 1.0
EXS 1__ 1.0

Choice of 4 EXS 200-level Sports Fundamentals — 4 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
EXS 2__ Sports Fundamental 1.0
EXS 2__ Sports Fundamental 1.0
EXS 2__ Sports Fundamental 1.0
EXS 2__ Sports Fundamental 1.0

Choice of 1 Additional EXS 369R Coaching Fundamental Individual Sport OR 2 more EXS 200-level Sports Fundamentals — 2-3 Credits

Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
EXS 369R OR Coaching Fundamental or F, W, S 3.0
EXS 2__ Sports Fundamental 1.0
EXS 2__ Sports Fundamental 1.0


    Physical Education Emphasis — 9-10 Credits

    Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
    EXS 369R Coaching Fundamentals in Selected Sports F, W, S 3.0
    EXS 377 OR Teaching Methods of Physical Education or W - odd years 3.0
    SCED 350 General Methods for Secondary Teachers F, W 2.0 EDU 312, corequisite SCED 491
    HLTH 441 Health in Secondary School W 2.0
    EXS 441 Adapted Physical Education S 2.0 EXS 341, EXS 344/L


    Physical Education Certification — 21-39 Credits

    Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
    EDU 212 Foundations of Education F, W, S 2.0
    EDU 200 Human Growth and Learning in Schools F, W, S 3.0


    Recommended Elective:

    Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
    HWST 101 Introduction to Hawaiian Studies
    (Required for Hawaii License Track)
    F, W, S 3.0
    EDU 340 Multiculturalism & Culturally Responsive Teaching Through Sheltered Instruction
    (Required for International Track)
    F, W 2.0


    Course Number Title Semesters Offered Credit Hours Prerequisites
    SPED 300 Education of Exceptional Students F, W, S 3.0 EDU 200
    EDU 305 Computer and Technology Assisted Instruction F, W, S 2.0 EDU 212 for Education majors only or TESOL 240 major/certs only
    EDU 312 Effective Pedagogy F, W, S 3.0 EDU 212
    EDU 385 Education Assessment in the Classroom F, W, S 3.0 EDU 312
    SCED 401 A Multicultural Approach to Reading in the Content Area F, W 3.0 EDU 312, corequisite SCED 491 (except for non-certification track)
    SCED 430 Classroom Management in Secondary Contexts F, W 2.0 EDU 312, corequisite SCED 491 (except for non-certification track)
    SCED 491 Observation and Practicum F, W 3.0 EDU 312, corequisite SCED 401, SCED 430, and formal admission to TE
    SCED 492 Student Teaching F, W 12.0 Successful completion of all preliminary courses including SCED 491


    Additional Program Requirements

    Application to the teacher education program must take place before professional year courses may be taken.

    Application deadlines: February 15 for those beginning professional year courses in fall semester. May 15 for those beginning professional year courses in winter semester.

    No grade below “C-” accepted.

    All courses in the education major can be retaken one time to improve a grade lower than C-.

    If the second attempt is lower than a C-, the student will be removed from the major.


    Program Outcomes


    Upon completing a major in secondary education, students can demonstrate an understanding of these outcomes:

    1. Learner Development - The teacher candidate designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences.
    2. Learning Differences - The teacher candidate creates inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards.
    3. Learning Environments - The teacher candidate works with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
    4. Content Knowledge - The teacher candidate understands the discipline(s) he or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content.
    5. Application of Content - The teacher candidate uses differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues.
    6. Assessment - The teacher candidate uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making.
    7. Planning for Instruction - The teacher candidate plans instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals.
    8. Instructional Strategies - The teacher candidate uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways.
    9. Professional Learning and Ethical Practice - The teacher candidate uses evidence to continually evaluate his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapts practice to meet the needs of each learner.
    10. Leadership and Collaboration - The teacher candidate seeks appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, and to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals.

    Admission to Program

    Admission to the secondary education program requires a valid MAP that satisfies university graduation criteria. Admission to the teaching track requires letters of recommendation, completed application packet, and a formal interview. Please see the dean or academic advisor for further details.


    The Discipline


    All courses offered in the secondary education teacher education program are designed to meet the performance standards established by the Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) and to provide a classroom-oriented knowledge base in a subject content area. Field experiences are attached to most academic professional classes in the teacher education program, with the capstone experience being student teaching for students working to teach in grades seven through 12 in public or private schools.

    The program provides the opportunity for prospective teachers to learn about the culture of the elementary school, develop a solid foundation in basic principles of teaching and learning that originate in educational theory and research, and become proficient in systematically applying those basic principles in practical U.S. and international settings.


    Career Opportunities

    Students who complete the secondary education teaching program are eligible to teach in the United States as well as other countries. With a secondary education degree and experience as a classroom teacher, individuals may also pursue other career opportunities in education such as counselors, curriculum specialists, and administrators. Experience in any of those areas could then open other career opportunities at the higher education level in teacher education and administration. In addition, with a subject area content background, individuals are also prepared to enter into a content field. Non-teaching track students may also use the degree for graduate entrance or other professions requiring an education degree.