The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education offers a B.S. in kinesiology and a B.S.Ed. in physical education. The department also offers minors in dance education, kinesiology and physical education (with an interdisciplinary option), and coaching. In addition, the department offers selected courses developed to meet the needs of the university community.
The B.S.Ed. program in physical education is designed for students who plan to teach physical education at the elementary, intermediate, or secondary level. The K-12 certification program meets requirements for teaching physical education at all levels. The 6-12 certification program meets requirements for secondary certification. Those who receive 6-12 certification may also teach in a second field upon successful completion of necessary course work. KNPE 200 should be taken during the first semester of enrollment. Students are encouraged to seek middle grades endorsement. Additional course work is necessary.
The B.S. program in kinesiology is designed for students preparing for professional opportunities outside the area of certified teaching (i.e., athletic training and preventive and rehabilitative science).
The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education recommends high school preparation in biology, geometry, chemistry, and physics for students who plan to major or minor in any area of physical education. Such students should seek early academic advisement through the office of the coordinator of advisement.
All instructors will take roll during the first week of classes. A properly registered student has the legal right to a “seat” for a reasonable length of time, defined by the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education as the first class meeting after the university add/drop date. Instructors reserve the right to drop administratively any student who has not attended class during this time period.
With the exception of KNPE 100 and KNPE 111, all 100-level KNPE and KNDN courses may be repeated for credit one time only.
Courses marked with the symbol # involve risk or safety factors. The department reserves the right to deny admission to or continuation of enrollment in these courses to any student who is deemed a risk factor to others or to himself or herself.
Kinesiology and Physical Education Faculty
Paul Carpenter, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, professor, chair
Charles Carter, Ed.D., West Virginia University, associate professor
Rodney Caughron, Ph.D., University of Iowa, associate professor
Constance Fox, Ed.D., University of Georgia, associate professor
Clersida Garcia, Ph.D., Michigan State University, associate professor
Luis E. Garcia, Ph.D., Michigan State University, assistant professor
Ethel Gregroy, Ph.D., University of New Mexico, assistant professor
Danielle M. Jay, Ph.D., Texas Women’s University, professor
Ha Young Kim, Ed.D., West Virginia University, assistant professor
So-Yeun Kim., Ph.D., Oregon State University, assistant professor
Marilyn A. Looney, P.E.D., Indiana University, professor
Pamela Macfarlane, Ph.D., University of Iowa, professor
Mark Misic, Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, assistant professor
F. Jenny Parker, Ed.D., University of Massachusetts, associate professor
William A. Pitney, Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, assistant professor
Janet A. Rintala, Ph.D., University of Iowa, professor
Amanda Salacinski, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; assistant professor
Gretchen Schlabach, Ph.D., University of Maryland, associate professor
Moira Stuart, Ph.D., Oregon State University, associate professor
Yoshiaki Takei, Ph.D., University of Southern California, professor
Lauriece Zittel, Ph.D. Oregon State University, associate professor
Admission to the emphasis in athletic training under the B.S. in kinesiology is limited. See “Limited Admissions and Limited Retention Requirements” in this catalog.