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.
|PHED 226 - Techniques of Teaching Fitness and Weight Training||Basic principles of fitness and weight training and their application to the classroom and conditioning programs.|
|PHED 327 - Psychology of Sport and Physical Education||The psychological basis for play and coaching, including motivations and behavioral patterns of athletes and spectators|
|PHED 328 - 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|
|PHED 346 - 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
|PHED 348 - 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
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.
Dr. Susan Langston is always eager to learn something new, and this love for learning allows her to sharpen those around her. Dr. Langston came to teach at Evangel in the fall of 2012, bringing more than 20 years of public school teaching experience to the Education Department. Before coming to Evangel, she worked as [...]read more
Donovan Nelson, assistant professor of kinesiology, graduated from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, in 1998 and received a Master of Education in Sports Administration in 2003 from Wichita State University. Over the course of his career, he has been an educator and coach at the secondary level, an assistant principal/athletic director, a college instructor and [...]read more
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 2.7 or above cumulative grade point average.|
|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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