Subject Matter Preparation Program - Physical Education (SMPP-PE)

The SMPP-PE is a list of courses approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) to demonstrate Subject Matter Competency for admission to the Single Subject Credential Program in Physical Education. Completion of the SMPP-PE can be waived by passing the Physical Education subset of the California Subject Exam for Teachers (CSET)Opens in new window .

A grade of “C” or better is required for all coursework undertaken to complete the SMPP-PE.


Required Coursework

ENGL 301 Upper Division Writing Course
KNES 202 Introduction to Kinesiology
KNES 349 Measurement and Stats in Kinesiology
KNES 360 Movement Anatomy
KNES 348 Physiology of Exercise
KNES 361 Principles of Human Movement
KNES 371 Human Motor Control and Learning
KNES 380 Philosophy of Human Movement
KNES 381 History of Sports, Games and Culture
KNES 383 Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity
KNES 325 Techniques of Coaching
KNES 363 Adapted Physical Education
KNES 364 Motor Development
KNES 385 Instructional Analysis of Human Movement
KNES 386 Movement and the Child*
KNES 387 Movement and the Adolescent*
*concurrently enroll in KNES 494 Practicum with KNES 386 and KNES 387


Professional Development Courses

KNES 240 Teaching Team Sports
KNES 241 Teaching Nontraditional Sports
KNES 242 Teaching Lifetime Physical Activity
KNES 243 Teaching Movement Forms in Physical Education


Secondary Education Courses

EDSC 304 Personal Proficiency in Ed Technology
EDSC 310 The Teaching Experience: Participation