Do you have a passion for teaching? Do you enjoy leading recreation activities with children? Are you interested in being a coach? SBU's physical education major will equip you to become a certified physical education teacher in elementary or secondary schools. You can choose to receive health education certification as well.
When you graduate with a physical education degree from SBU, you will be certified to teach physical education at all grade levels, K-12, giving you great flexibility when pursuing career opportunities.
As a physical education major you will be challenged to consider how your faith influences your teaching and why you do what you do. Physical education stresses the importance of striving for healthy bodies. As Christians, we believe this is important because our bodies are God's temple.
The intentional integration of Christian faith with the education curriculum distinguishes SBU's education department. Christian principles are discussed in the classroom and applied to educational strategies, philosophies, and best practices. At SBU, we approach education and teaching from the basis of a Christian worldview.
As an education major at SBU, you will be challenged to consider your job to be more than just teacher but also role model and servant leader. You will learn to view the classroom as a mission field in which well-trained Christian teachers are desperately needed.
Department of education faculty live out their own walks with Christ in all they do - in the classroom, with advisees, with fellow faculty and in service to the University, community and their local churches.
The greatest academic asset that SBU offered me was a chance to learn from passionate, professional individuals that not only cared for their students, but who strongly believed in the material they teach, and practice it in their daily lives. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to learn in a classroom where I knew I was valued!
As a physical education major, you are encouraged to join SBU's chapter of Student Missouri State Teachers Association (SMSTA) to benefit from professional development and networking opportunities as you prepare for your future teaching career.
Additionally, as a physical education major, you also are encouraged to join the Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MOAPHERD). Joining this organization will provide you with field-specific networking and professional development opportunities.
|BIB 1013||Old Testament History||3|
|KIN 1163||Foundations of Physical Fitness for Professionals||3|
|ENG 1113||English Composition I||3|
|UNI 1111||University Seminar||1|
|POL 1113||American Government and Politics||3|
|FAR 10_3||Intro. to Art, Fine Arts, Music or Theatre||3|
|BIO 1004||Principles of Biology||4|
|ENG 2213||English Composition II||3|
|COM 1103||Fundamentals of Speech Communication||3|
|ECO 2003||LIFE Economics||3|
|KIN 1033||Foundations of Physical Education||3|
|UNI 1121||Critical Thinking||1|
|HIS 2213/2223||U.S. History I or II||3|
|CIS 1103||Computer and Information Management||3|
|PHS 1114||Introduction to Physical Science||4|
|MAT 1143||College Algebra||3|
|SOC 2012||Human Diversity||2|
|SPF 2012||Introduction to Spiritual Formation||2|
|KIN 2023||Perceptual Motor Development||3|
|BIB 1023||New Testament History||3|
|EDU 2113||Educational Psychology||3|
|EDU 2823||Technology for Educators||3|
|KIN 1023||Individual and Team Activities||3|
|KIN 2143||Lifetime Activities||3|
|EDU 2313||Foundations of Education—Secondary||3|
|EDU 2141||Field Experience I||1|
|KIN 3043||Analysis of Basic Rhythm
|KIN 3083||Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries||3|
|EDU 3043||Learner Development and the Classroom||3|
|KIN 3093||Responding to Emergencies||3|
|KIN 4013||Sport in American Society||3|
|KIN 3073||Physiology of Exercise||3|
|KIN 3053||Measurement and Evaluation in Sport||3|
|EDU 3613||Content Area Literacy||3|
|KIN 3133||Teaching PE in the Elementary School||3|
|KIN 4533||Secondary Methods of Teaching Physical
Education (1st 8 weeks)
|KIN 4043||Adapted Physical Education (2nd 8 weeks)||3|
|EDU 3333||Principles and Methods of Secondary
|EDU 3341||Field Experience II||1|
|EDU 3833||Behavior and Classroom Management||3|
|KIN 2133||Principles of Human Anatomy||3|
|EDU 4959||Student Teaching K-12 School System||10|
|EDU 4691||Student Teaching Seminar||1|
|EDU 4832||Assessment and Evaluation of Learners||2|
This is a proposed guideline. Please check the catalog and see your advisor for your final degree requirements.
Southwest Baptist University reserves the right to make changes to degree plans without advanced notice or obligation.
The student is responsible for understanding and completing all general education, degree, departmental and graduation requirements.
Download in PDF format:
Physical Education Plan