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Physical Education

The Health and Fitness Sciences Department offers students 4 majors in the area of Physical Education and Health: Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education K-12, Bachelor of Arts in Health Education K-12, Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education K-12 with Health K-12 Add-on, and Bachelor of Science in Physical Education.

Certification in Public Education
Students may pursue a degree in Education that will lead to certification as an elementary/secondary physical education or health teacher. Successful completion of the planned degree program allows the University to recommend to the State of Missouri the certification of the graduate. Following degree completion and passing state mandated examinations, the student may apply for certification to teach in Missouri. Degree requirements are as follows:



Physical Education K-12 and Health Education K-12

Math/Science Coursework
Math elective (MTH 14100 Basic Statistics recommended) (3)
CHM 10000 Concepts in Chemistry (4)
BIO 10000 Concepts in Biology (4)
PE 22700 Anatomy & Physiology or BIO 22700 Anatomy & Physiology I (4)

Physical Education Content Area Coursework
PE 15000 Foundations of Physical Education (3)
PE 16000 First aid/CPR/Sports injuries (2)
PE 20000 Health and Nutrition (4)
PE 22000 Motor and Learning and Rhythmic Activity (3)
PE 30500 Measurement and Evaluation of Physical Education (3)
PE 31000 Kinesiology (3)
PE 31500 Exercise Physiology (3)
PE 32000 Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Physical Education (4)
PE 33500 Elementary PE Methods (3)
PE 33600 Intermediate PE Methods (3)
PE 40000 Adaptive Physical Education (3)
PE ___ Team/Lifetime Sports* (7)
*PE 31800 Coaching with Character (3) counts as 3 credits of Team/Lifetime Sports

Health Content Area Coursework
SOC 31500 Alcohol, Drugs & Society (3)
PSY 22000 Health Psychology (3)
PSY 36500 Human Sexuality (3)
PE 30000 Community Health (3)
EDU 27500 Methods in Health Education (3)
Electives in Health (12 credits)

Professional Education Coursework
EDU 11000 Orientation to Education (3)
EDU 30300 Psychology of Teaching and Learning (3)
EDU 30400 Measurement and Evaluation to Enhance Learning (3)
EDU 30700 Reading in the Content Area (3)
EDU 32000 History and Philosophy of Education (3)
EDU 32100 Classroom Management (3)
EDU 32500 Motor Development (3)
EDU 34000 Secondary PE Methods (3)
EDU 34100 Education of the Exceptional Child (3)
EDU 38000 Practicum (1)
EDU 41000 Student Teaching (12)

Additionally information about the certification process for all Education majors, can be found on the Education’s website, under Teacher Education

For more information about Physical Education or Health K-12 certification, please contact Dr. Annie Alameda at aalameda@lindenwood.edu or Rick Gorzynski at rgorzynski@lindenwood.edu.



BS Physical Education (non-teaching degree)
The Bachelor of Science in Physical Education is a non-teaching degree designed for those students interested in working in community centers, non-profit organizations, and non-traditional teaching settings. The degree places an emphasis on science, math, physical education and coaching courses.

Math/Science Coursework
Math elective- GE (3)
MTH 14100 Basic Statistics recommended) (3)
CHM 10000 Concepts in Chemistry (4)
BIO 10000 Concepts in Biology (4)
PE 22700 Anatomy & Physiology or BIO 22700 Anatomy & Physiology I (4)

Physical Education Coursework
PE 15000 Foundations of Physical Education (3)
PE 16000 First aid/CPR/Sports injuries (2)
PE 20000 Health and Nutrition (4)
PE 20300 Team Building and Cooperative Games (3)
PE 22000 Motor and Learning and Rhythmic Activity (3)
PE 30000 Community Health (3)
PE 30500 Measurement and Evaluation of Physical Education (3)
PE 31000 Kinesiology (3)
PE 31500 Exercise Physiology (3)
PE 31800 Coaching with Character (3)
PE 32000 Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Physical Education (4)
PE 34900 Organization and Administration of Physical Education (3)
PE 35X00 Methods of Coaching
PE 35600 Methods of Coaching Weight Training (3)
PE 40000 Adaptive Physical Education (3)
PSY 20000 – 3000 level elective course (3)
PE 1XX00 Team/Lifetime Sports (6 credits)

Electives: 18 Credits with at least 3 credits at 300+ level or above



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