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Northern Illinois University: AA and AS to BS in Physical Education/K-12

Transfer program: AA to BS in Physical Education

About The Transfer Program

This transfer path includes coursework at College of DuPage (COD) that will lead to an Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree and prepare you for transfer to Northern Illinois University's (NIU) Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (B.S. Ed.) for K-12. 

If you're passionate about helping K-12 students develop the skills, habits and attitudes necessary to promote lifelong health and wellness, check out our experiential and research-informed program in physical education. You'll connect current educational theories and research to real-world, contemporary experiences to make positive changes in the "the whole child," preparing yourself to impact the social and emotional development of children.

Program highlights:

  • Coursework taught by master educators, many of whom have experience as physical education teachers.
  • Clinical experiences / student teaching opportunities in each semester of the program.
  • Co-curricular opportunities to travel and learn best practices from leaders in the field through the College of Education's Educate and Engage Series.

 For more information on this program submit a inquiry form with Northern Illinois University. Click here to fill out the form.

Transfer Agreement Suggested Plan

  • Degree: Associate in Arts or Associate in Science
  • Area of Concentration: Physical Education
  • Total Credits at College of DuPage: 64

First Year at COD

Total Semester Credit Hours: 15
1st Semester Courses Credit Hours
ENGLI 1101 English Composition I 3
MATH 1220 Quantitative Literacy 3
BIOLO 1100 Survey of Biology 3
Global/ Multicultural Studies 3
PHYS 2200 Introduction to Physical Education 3
Total Semester Credit Hours: 16-17
2nd Semester Courses Credit Hours
ENGLI 1102 English Composition II 3
PSYCH 1100 General Psychology 3
PHYS 2251 Living With Health 3
IAI Humanities/ Fine Arts 3
PHYS 2202 Introduction in Sport Management 3

 

Second Year at COD

Total Semester Credit Hours: 19
3rd Semester Courses Credit Hours
SPEEC 1100 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
ANAT 1500 Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology 4
IAI Humanities/ Fine Arts 3
IAI Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
PHYS 2254 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
PHYS 2240 Introduction of Sport Psychology 3
Total Semester Credit Hours: 15-16
4th Semester Courses Credit Hours
IAI Humanities/ Fine Arts 3
IAI Social and Behavior Sciences 3
IAI Science 3-4
Human Relations 3
PHYS 2261 Applied Kinesiology 3

Completion of AA/ AS Degree: 64 credit hours

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
  • Major: Physical Education K-12
  • Total Credits at Northern Illinois University: 77

Third Year at NIU

Total Semester Credit Hours: 15
5th Semester Courses Credit Hours
KNPE 200 2
KNPE 203 1
KNPE 235 3
KNPE 340 3
LTIC 301 3
EPFE 321, 400 or 410 3
Total Semester Credit Hours: 16
6th Semester Courses Credit Hours
KNPE 302 3
KNPE 303 1
KNPE 335 3
KNPE 348 2
KNPE 452 4
KNDN 351 3

Fourth Year at NIU

Total Semester Credit Hours: 17
7th Semester Courses Credit Hours
KNPE 343 3
KNPE 344 1
KNPE 364 3
KNPE 368 3
KNPE 490 3
KNPE 492 1
LTRE 311 3
Total Semester Credit Hours: 17
8th Semester Courses Credit Hours
KNPE 421 2
KNPE 449 2
KNPE 466 1
KNPE 467 1
KNPE 468 1
KNPE 365 3
EPS 405 3
KNPE 314 4

 Fifth Year at NIU

Total Semester Credit Hours: 12
1st Semester Courses Credit Hours
KNPE 483 6
KNPE 484 or 485 6

Completion of BS in Physical Education K-12: 141 credit hours

Important Notes

  • Accreditation – Northern Illinois University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to award bachelors,
    masters, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees.
    GPA Graduation Requirements/Course Grade Requirements/etc.
    • Must have a minimum grade of "C" or equivalent in all major required course work as well as the courses used to
      satisfy the NIU Foundational Studies writing and Quantitative Analysis requirements (ENG 103, ENG 203, MATH
      101).
    • Minimum cumulative GPA to begin Internship Semester (Spring 4) course work and all courses after is a 2.5.
      Passing of all prerequisites is required prior to eligibility.
      Additional transfer guide notes: Submit an inquiry form with Northern Illinois University.

Transfer Guide is in effect from Fall 2020 – Fall 2022

 

Contact Information

Stephanie Vlach, College of DuPage Assistant Professor
vlachs@cod.edu | (630) 942-2629

College of DuPage Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200
(630) 942-2259

Anthony Calderala, Northern Illinois University Program Advisor
acalderala@niu.edu | (815) 753-1407

Northern Illinois University Transfer Center
(815) 753-0446 | transfercenter@niu.edu