Curriculum & Courses
Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
The physical education undergraduate degree is registered in New York and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Science in physical education. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all education courses. For one possible breakdown of the major by semester, see the Plan of Study, below.
* Three specific biology courses required, totaling 12 hours. BIO/BIOL 101, however, also satisfies a General Education requirement, and its hours are counted in that total.
*124 hours required for the Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. Courses may count in several categories.
For more information on the degree in physical education, contact
Dr. Claire Watson, Chair
If you wish to apply to this program, contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office at St. Bonaventure University at 1 (800) 462-5050 for undergraduate admission materials.
Plan of Study for a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
This sequence illustrates how requirements can be met in a four-year program. Changes in the sequence of the plan of study below may be desirable, but these must be made in consultation with the student's academic adviser. Click on any linked course to see its full title and description. A list of all education courses is found on our Course Descriptions page.
- Elementary and Secondary Field Blocks must be completed prior to student teaching. Field Blocks may be rearranged depending on semester of student teaching.
- Proof of lifeguard certification required by the end of the second year.
- Students must complete one course coded D (Diversity) and one coded W (Writing Intensive). See General Education requirements.