The Physical and Health Education Teacher Education (PHETE) program is committed to preparing students as successful teachers of physical education for all grade (K-12) licensing in Rhode Island. Reciprocal license agreements allow students to teach in most other states. Cognitive course work, teaching methods, educational foundations, and skill acquisition are part of the educational process. The program is enhanced by a variety of practicum experiences in school settings. Students of the PHETE program will learn how to communicate with students of varying ages, abilities, and backgrounds and to apply scientific knowledge to physical education practice.
** The PHETE program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Core Curriculum Courses (25 credits)
Required of all Kinesiology majors. Courses include Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Foundations of Health and Physiology of Exercise
Specialization Requirements (46 credits)
Courses include Introduction to History and Philosophy of Physical Education, Methods in Teaching Physical Education, Motor Development and Adapted Physical Education.
Professional Electives (13 credits)
Select from courses for Health Certification and Adapted Physical Education Endorsement including: Introductory Medical Microbiology, School and Community Health Instruction, General Nutrition, Adapted Aquatics, and Assessment of Special Populations.
General Education Requirements (40 credits)
Courses taken to meet university requirements in the areas of English Communications, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Fine Arts/Literature, Foreign Language/Cultural Competence, Letters, and Mathematics.
Free Electives (3 credits)
* Please click on Course Descriptions for detailed information
Program Information and Materials
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Internship in Australia Information Session
Date: Tuesday, October 15; Session 1: 1:00-1:45; Session 2: 2:00-2:45; Where: Independence Square 203
Kinesiology Walking Program
The Kinesiology Department is seeking students to serve as walking coaches for the new “Rhode To Health” program on Wednesdays from 12-1. Highly interested students can also serve on the planning committee. The program will begin Wednesday, October 2 with a big kick-off ceremony up on campus. This is a great way for students to gain experience working in a “real world” setting.
Scholarships For Study Abroad
The URI Office of International Education will be offering information sessions for those interested in applying for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program: Thursday, September 19th 7PM-8PM Memorial Union, Room 318, Tuesday, September 24th 1 PM-2PM. For more information on the Gilman Scholarship(DEADLINE 10/1/2013), CLICK HERE
For additional information on education abroad scholarship opportunities CLICK HERE
The Study Abroad Fair
It will be held Wednesday, September 18th from 11:00 to 12:00 in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Information on study abroad and the Kinesiology Australia Internship Program will be available.
URI Physical Therapy Open House
The annual URI PT open house will be held on September 26, 2013 from 4:30 to 6:00 in Independence Square.
Kinesiology in the News
Kinesiology is a broad field encompassing all facets of human movement. CLICK HERE to learn more
HSS Living and Learning Community
HSS Living and Learning Community
in Butterfield Hall is a great opportunity for Kinesiology students to network with each other during their first year on campus.