PE - Physical Education Instructor Qualifications

PE instructors in physical education for all lower division college transfer courses:

1) Masters degree or higher is required. The Full-time instructor will teach many of the different courses listed below, as well as have significant, if not primary, responsibility for the curriculum, facilities, and other departmental operations.

Masters degree in Physical Education, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Sports Psychology, Sports Fitness, Human Performance, Kinesiology, or Human Physiology plus three (3) years teaching experience at the college/high school levels. Recent experience teaching at the college level or teaching adults of varying skill levels is preferred.

OR

Masters degree in any field, plus a Bachelors degree in Physical Education, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Sports Psychology, Sports Fitness, Human Performance, Kinesiology, or Human Physiology plus three (3) years teaching experience at the college/high school levels. Recent experience teaching at the college level or teaching adults of varying skill levels is preferred.

2) Demonstrated Competency is required.

Bachelors degree in Physical Education, Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Sports Psychology, Sports Fitness, Human Performance, Kinesiology, or Human Physiology plus three (3) years teaching experience at the college/high school levels. Recent experience teaching at the college level or teaching adults of varying skill levels is preferred.

 

Qualifications for teaching the following list of courses will be considered only when unable to secure candidate with a Masters or Bachelors degree in a related subject area listed above. Positive professional references and personal recommendations, plus validation of years of teaching experience must be evident before consideration.

a. Group Fitness: Nationally accredited group fitness/exercise certification, plus three (3) years teaching experience. Preferred Qualifications: recent experience teaching at the college level or teaching adults of varying skill levels.

b. Body in Balance (Pilates): Nationally accredited Pilates certification, plus three years (3) teaching experience. Preferred Qualifications: recent experience teaching at the college level or teaching adults of varying skill levels.

c. Dance: See Dance Instructor Qualifications.

d. Lifeguard Training (LG)/Water Safety Instructor (WSI): American Red Cross certification as a Lifeguard Instructor (LGI), or as a Water Safety Instructor Trainer (WSIT). Three (3) years teaching experience. Preferred Qualifications: recent experience teaching at the college level or teaching adults of varying skill levels. Note: this qualification is only for Lifeguard Training and WSI. All other swimming and certification courses must be addressed under 1 or 2 for instructor qualifications above.

e. Nia (Neuromuscular Integrative Action): Nia Certification in one of the following belts White, Blue, Brown, or Black. Three (3) years teaching experience in Neuromuscular Integrative Action. Preferred Qualifications: recent experience teaching at the college level or teaching adults of varying skill levels.

f. Yoga: Yoga Alliance certification plus three (3) years teaching experience. Preferred Qualifications: recent experience teaching at the college level or teaching adults of varying skill levels.

g. Team/Individual Sports: Coaching Certification from the national governing body (NGB) of the particular sport, plus three (3) years coaching/teaching the specific sport at the High School, College, National or International level. Preferred Qualifications: recent experience teaching at the college level or teaching adults of varying skill levels.

h. Martial Arts: Specific instructor qualifications for each are of Martial Arts is listed below: Aikido, Judo, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi.

Aikido:

  • Preferred Qualifications: Aikido Master Teacher with 6th Degree Black Belt or higher with minimum 2 years recent experience teaching at the college level or teaching adults of varying skill levels and current Aikido World Headquarters (or other recognized Aikido organization) registration.
  • Aikido Instructor with 4th Degree Black Belt or higher with minimum 8 years recent experience teaching at the college level or teaching adults of varying skill levels and current Aikido World Headquarters (or other recognized Aikido organization) registration.
  • Aikido Assistant Instructor (teach alone) with 1st – 3rd Degree Black Belt or higher with minimum 12 years recent experience teaching at the college level or teaching adults of varying skill levels and current Aikido World Headquarters (or other recognized Aikido organization) registration. Individual will not be certified to award recognized ranks to participants, but will require Aikido Instructor at time of certification.

Judo:

  • Preferred Qualifications: Kodokan Judo 2nd Degree Black Belt or higher with minimum 3+ years recent experience teaching at the college level or teaching adults of varying skill levels and current United States Judo Incorporated (USJI), United States Judo Federation (USJF), or United States Judo Association (USJA) registration.
  • Kodokan Judo 1st Degree Black Belt with 5+ years recent experience teaching at the college level or teaching adults of varying skill levels and current USJI, USJF, or USJA registration.
  • USJF or USJA 1st Degree Black Belt or higher with minimum 5 years recent experience teaching at the college level or teaching adults of varying skill levels and current USJI, USJF, or USJA registration and Judo experience.

Karate:

  • Preferred Qualifications: 2nd Degree Black Belt and three (3) years of recent experience teaching at the college level or teaching adults of varying skill levels.
  • 1st Degree Black Belt with 4+ years of recent experience teaching at the college level or teaching adults of varying skill levels.

Tae Kwon Do:

  • Preferred Qualifications: Instructor with international Black Belt certification with Kukkiwon, WTF, or USA Taekwondo, and proof of Black Belt Certification and Referee Certification; plus three (3) years of recent experience teaching at the college level or teaching adults of varying skill levels or rank levels, and experience in a USA Taekwondo sanctioned local or national tournament.
  • Instructor with a 4th Degree Black Belt or higher with a minimum of 4 years of training in World Tae Kwon Do Federation (WTF) style of Tae Kwon Do, USA Taekwondo Referee credentials and three (3) years of recent experience teaching at the college level or teaching adults of varying skill levels or rank levels, and experience in a USA Taekwondo sanctioned local or national tournament.
  • Instructor with a 2nd Degree Black Belt or higher with a minimum of 5 years of training in World Tae Kwon Do Federation (WTF) style of Tae Kwon Do and 3+ years of recent experience teaching at the college level or teaching adults of varying skill levels or rank levels.
  • Instructor with a 1st Degree Black Belt or higher with a minimum of 6 years of training in World Tae Kwon Do Federation (WTF) style of Tae Kwon Do and 3+ years of recent experience teaching at the college level or teaching adults of varying skill levels or rank levels

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu:

  • Preferred Qualifications: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor with a black belt or higher, current registration with International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), plus three (3) years recent experience teaching at the college level or teaching adults of varying skill levels.
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu supervisor with a brown belt or higher, current registration as a supervisor with International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), plus three (3) years recent experience teaching at the college level or teaching adults of varying skill levels.
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu supervisor with a purple belt or higher, current registration with International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), plus three (3) years recent experience teaching at the college level or teaching adults of varying skill levels.

Tai Chi: 

  • Three (3) years teaching experience plus certification from recognized school for Tai Chi instructors. Strong preference will be given to candidates with recent experience teaching at the college level or teaching adults of varying skill levels.

 

Additional requirement:
Successful candidates will secure certifications in both American Red Cross First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer prior to the first class.

 

Approved: November 2011

PE Instructor Qualifications prior to November 2011