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Physical Education

There are two Physical Education degree paths offered at King University. Both programs allow students to develop skills in leadership, teaching, evaluating sports skills, injury prevention, as well as CPR, First Aid, and AED.

Highlights of both Physical Education Licensure and Non-Licensure programs:

  • You can earn American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, and AED certification.img
  • You will gain firsthand experience on how local fitness and wellness centers operate.
  • Experience being a personal trainer for a faculty or staff member on King’s campus.
  • Students will be exposed to outdoor education activities to build their knowledge in team building.
  • Gain experience teaching and learning skill sets for both team and individual sports.
  • You will learn how to evaluate and prevent sports injuries.

Additional highlights for Physical Education Licensure only:

  • Over the last three years, more than 80 percent of our graduates have been hired by local school districts.
  • Students have the opportunity to get more than 100 practical observation hours in a variety of settings, prior to student teaching.
  • The department’s dispositions: caring; collaboration; open-mindedness; integrity; responsibility; social justice; self-efficacy; reflexivity; and flexibility are qualities that will enhance you as a person, not just as a teacher.
  • All of our instructors have practical experience in a public school setting.

Additional highlights for Physical Education Non-Licensure only:

  • Students will have the skills sets to advance in the business world with their required Business Administration Minor.
  • Students will get to choose an internship of their desire to fit the requirement of the minor.

Description of the Licensure program

The course of study in the Physical Education major is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to organize and administer physical education, intramural, and athletic programs; to teach, assess, and evaluate health and physical education courses at the elementary, middle, and high school levels; and to adapt methods of teaching to meet the needs of children and adolescents with special needs.

The physical education major is a licensure program that is designed to prepare qualified candidates for careers in teaching physical education and health. Graduates with a physical education major would also be prepared to attend graduate school and further their preparation in a variety of sport or health related fields.


Possible jobs for Licensure graduates

  • K-12 Physical Education Teacher in public or private schools
  • Director of YMCA programs
  • High school, or College Coach
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Coordinator or Wellness centers
  • Summer/year round camp administrator
  • Work within the Special Olympics

Description of the Non-Licensure program

The course of study in the Non-licensure Physical Education program is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills to organize and administer physical education, intramural, and athletic programs.


Possible jobs for Non-Licensure graduates

  • Director of YMCA programs
  • High school, or College Coach
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Coordinator or Wellness centers
  • Summer/year round camp administrator
  • Work within the Special Olympics

Physical Education Faculty


Physical Education Coursework

To view all required courses for a K-12 Physical Education Licensure Program please click here.

To view all required courses for a BA in Physical Education Non-licensure Program please click here.

To view all required courses for a Minor in Health Education please click here.

For Physical Education course descriptions please click here.


Laptop Requirement

The Physical Education program requires a laptop with Microsoft Office 2010 or later, and wireless and webcam capability.


Accreditation

For information about accreditation click here.

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