Health & Physical Education P-12 (B.Ed.) - Resident

Health & Physical Education P-12 (B.Ed.) - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

After completion of the required program coursework (including student teaching) and the passing of licensure tests, the graduate of this program would be eligible for a VA state teaching license.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
COMS 101Speech Communication3
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
HIUS 221Survey of American History I3
INQR 101Inquiry1
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
MATH Elective3
Technology Competency 20-3
Critical Thinking
ENGL 201American Literature I3
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 32
RSCH 201Research3
Civic & Global Engagement
CSTU 101Western Culture3
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 32
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
PSYC 210Developmental Psychology3
Natural Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 32
THEO 202Theology Survey II 32
Total Hours44-47

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skills requirements


All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course refer to for more information


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirements of RLGN 105 and EVAN 101 waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 and THEO 202 waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
BIOL 213Human Anatomy and Physiology I 13
HLTH 216Personal Health 13
MATH 121College Algebra 13
Total Hours9

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
Education Courses
EDUC 201Introduction to Education and Classroom Technology3
EDUC 221Content Area Reading and Differentiated Teaching and Learning3
EDUC 360Foundations of Education3
EDUC 425Content Measurement and Evaluation3
EDUC 435Content Curriculum Fundamentals3
PHED 450Elementary Physical Education Methods & Behavior Management3
PHED 451Secondary Physical Education Methods3
Practicum and Gate Courses
EDGT 177School of Education Gate 1 – UG Initial Licensure – Local0
EDGT 277School of Education Gate 2 – UG Initial Licensure – Local0
EDGT 377School of Education Gate 3 – UG Initial Licensure – Local0
HLTH 441Methods and Resources in Teaching Applied Sciences in School Practicum 11
PHED 189PE Observations in Schools 11
PHED 289PE Student Aide: Elementary 11
PHED 389PE Student Aide: Secondary 11
Secondary Courses
BIOL 214Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab1
BIOL 215Human Anatomy and Physiology II3
BIOL 216Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab1
CRST 290History of Life3
EXSC 310Physiology of Exercise3
EXSC 311Analysis of Human Movement3
HLTH 252Drugs in Society3
HLTH 330Human Nutrition3
HLTH 402The School Health Program3
HLTH 440Methods and Resources in Teaching Applied Sciences in Schools2
PHED 101Physical Fitness1
PHED 200Basketball/Soccer1
PHED 201Flag Football/Innovative Games1
PHED 202Racquet Sports1
PHED 203Tumbling and Rhythmic Activities1
PHED 204Softball/Volleyball1
PHED 207History and Foundations of Physical Education2
PHED 208Motor Learning2
PHED 209Motor Learning Lab1
PHED 225Weight Training/Conditioning1
PHED 335Adapted Physical Activity2
PHED 336Adapted Physical Activity Lab1
PHED 405Administration and Organization of Physical Education, Exercise and Fitness3
Student Teaching
EDST 475The Reflective Educator: Resource Seminar3
Choose one of the following: 19
Student Teaching - Two Placement – Distance
Student Teaching - Two Placement – Local
Student Teaching - Own Classroom – Distance
Student Teaching - Own Classroom – Local
Student Teaching - Multiple Endorsement - Two Placement – Distance
Student Teaching - Multiple Endorsement - Two Placement – Local
Total Hours80

Liberty University School of Education Background check is required for all practicums and student teaching.


  • All practicum courses should be completed before student teaching, and candidate should not plan to take those courses in summer terms.

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 124 total hours
  • 3.0 Overall grade point average
  • 31 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 31 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
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