Physical Education (K-12)
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education
Those interested in physical education have a desire to encourage students grade K-12 in a physically active lifestyle. These majors recognize the value of taking care of the temple God gave us, and seek to teach others the foundational skills to also keep their bodies healthy. With the rise in childhood obesity, those choosing to major in physical education will always have job security because current trends are showing that obesity isn’t just an adulthood epidemic, it is becoming a childhood epidemic too.
The goal of Evangel University's Physical Education program is to train up teachers who are willing and able to educate students on good nutritional and physical behaviors, creating physically active, healthy young people. It also serves the purpose of creating future educators who understand the broad scope of education and who are committed to creating quality educational experiences, influenced by God’s will and their desire to serve others.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Techniques of Teaching Fitness and Weight Training||Basic principles of fitness and weight training and their application to the classroom and conditioning programs.|
|Psychology of Sport and Physical Education||The psychological basis for play and coaching, including motivations and behavioral patterns of athletes and spectators.|
|Sociology of Sport and Physical Education||The role of sport and physical education in society, including the influence of sport as a social system and the influence of other social systems on sport.|
|Fundamentals of Rhythmic Movement||
Develops an understanding and gain an appreciation for the importance of movement and dance activities within the overall physical education curriculum and prepares future physical education teachers to effectively plan and teach these activities.
|Fundamentals of Teaching Elementary Physical Education||
Organization and administration of physical education in the elementary schools, emphasizing the needs, characteristics, types of activities, and teaching methods specifically for the elementary age level.
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Graduates of the physical education program can become Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education certified K – 12 physical education teachers, teaching in the public schools.
|GPA||Achieve a 3.0 grade point average in content area and professional education courses, while maintaining a 2.75 cumulative grade point average across all courses.|
|Admittance to Program||Application for provisional admittance to teacher education is made in EDUC 219-Foundations of Education. This class is prerequisite to all teacher certification courses unless an equivalent course has been transferred from another college. Applications for admittance are available in the Department of Education office.|
|Recommendations||Satisfactory recommendations from all university supervisors of practica.|
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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