Contact Information

 

Dr. Kandice Porter

Department Chair

kporte21@kennesaw.edu

470-578-6216

FAX 470-578-6561

 

 

Department of Health Promotion

and Physical Education

Kennesaw State University

Convocation Center

Mail Drop 0202

1000 Chastain Road

Kennesaw, GA 30144-5591

 

 

B.S. in Health and Physical Education

Practicum Courses (4410/4430)

 

What are the two HPE practicum courses?

  • HPS 4410: Practicum in Children’s Health and Physical Education 1-3-1. Prerequisites: HPS 3450, Permission of the HPE faculty. Field-based practicum in the early grades public schools designed to provide students with practical experiences in planning and implementing school health and physical education instruction in grades P-5. Verification of liability insurance is required prior to placement in the field experience.
  • HPS 4430: Practicum in Middle and Secondary School Health and Physical Education 1-3-1. Prerequisites: HPS 3550, HPS 3650 and Permission of the HPE faculty. Field-based practicum in both middle and secondary public schools designed to provide students with practical experiences in planning and implementing school health and physical education instruction in grades 6-12. Verification of liability insurance is required prior to placement in the field experience.

 

What are the practicum eligibility requirements?

 

All applications for practicum courses must be submitted to the Health and Physical Education Admissions Committee Chair, Ms. Susan Whitlock, by October 15th for Spring courses and March 15th for Fall courses.

 

Practicum Application Form

 

Practicum Field Placement Request Form


In order to be eligible for practicum, all the following requirements must be completed:

  • Fully admitted to the Health and Physical Education Teacher Education Program
  • Meet all course prerequisites
  • Have a KSU Adjusted Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • If a transfer student, have an Education Transfer GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Have a GPA of 2.75 or higher in the HPE Major Core area
  • Have a GPA of 2.75 or higher in all HPE Professional Skills courses
  • Have a GPA of 2.75 or higher in all Professional Education courses
  • Received positive disposition reports from all HPE faculty members

 

Where can I find more information on the Background/Criminal History check?

 

Go to the following: Background/Criminal History Link

 

 

What happens if a HPE teacher candidate does not meet minimal expectations in a practicum course?

 

HPE Teacher Candidates are expected to maintain a high standard of personal and professional ethics while in field experiences. Please see the PTEU Field Experience Handbook for more details on professional expectations (pgs. 10-14) and policies for removal of candidates from field experiences (pgs. 22-23).