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Concentration:  Health and Physical Education Teacher Certification


This concentration leads to certification for teaching in Louisiana and most other states, preparing a student to teach grades K-12 in physical education and health as well as coach in a variety of settings. Students can elect to have a coaching minor in addition to their K-12 major, which is an additional 12 semester hours for Health and PE majors (17 hours for all other concentrations).


Professional Organizations

Students interested in teaching, coaching or supervision are strongly encouraged to join The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance as a student and continue membership throughout their career. This organization is designed to support, encourage and provide assistance to professionals as they initiate, develop and conduct programs in health, leisure, and movement-related activities. Students may want to join this organization at the state level known as the Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (LAPHERD). Membership is inexpensive and students receive the LAHPERD Journal, newsletters reporting state activities, recent research and an update on the LAHPERD convention. Student members are eligible for professional liability insurance, which is encouraged during student teaching.


Admission requirements:


 Admission into the School of Kinesiology undergraduate program requires a 2.5 GPA and completion with a C or better in English 1001, Math 1021, Math 1022, Biology 1201 and 1202.


Course requirements


• 120 Semester hours; 9 semester hours of student teaching

 All degree programs in the BS in Kinesiology require 120 hours



General Education39 Credit Hours
ENG 10013
ENG 20003
MATH 10213
MATH 10223
BIOL 12013
BIOL 12023
PHYS 20013
CMST 20603
PSYCH 20003
Humanities Electives6
Art Elective3
Social Science Elective3



Kinesiology Core31 Credit Hours
KIN 25003
KIN 25013
KIN 25043
KIN 35023
KIN 35133
KIN 35143
KIN 35153
KIN 45203
BIOL 21603
KIN Activity Course (KIN 1801, 1802)4



Health and Physical Education Certification50 Credit Hours
KIN 18032
KIN 18042
KIN 16003
KIN 25123
KIN 25403
KIN 26011
KIN 36093
KIN 45113
KIN 45123
KIN 45163
KIN 45753
PSYCH 40703
EDCI 31363
EDCI 4630 (Student Teaching)9
KIN 2600, 2603, 2604, 3603, 3604, 3605, 3608, 3660, 4600, 4601, 4602, 46056


Other Requirements

• 2.5 Cumulative/LSU GPA and passing scores on PRAXIS I or an official ACT/SAT composite of 22/1030

• Passing scores on the Praxis II® Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K-6, Grades 5-9, or Grades 7-12 and passing scores on Praxis II® Physical Education: Content Knowledge



8 semester plan for H& PE concentration


Contact for students who have questions or need more information:

Name: Emily Beasley
Email: beasley@lsu.edu
Phone: 225-578-5714


Program Area Faculty


Birgitta Baker
Emily Beasley
Alex Garn
Melinda Solmon


Students can add the group “LSU Health and PE” on Facebook.