Health and Physical Education

Bachelor of Science

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Overview

The Health and Physical Education program spans grades K-12. Health and Physical Education majors are prepared to teach motor skills, health, and the importance of physical fitness. In addition to coaching athletic teams, physical education students develop a biblically-based philosophy of athletics and competition. A commitment to lifelong physical fitness is emphasized throughout the program.

4 Year Program
Available Residentially

Objectives

  • Display a professional knowledge of the teaching/learning processes, materials, equipment, legal issues, and technology specifically related to health and physical education
  • Articulate a personal philosophy of education that reflects biblical principles in curriculum planning and instruction of health and physical education
  • Explain and analyze the scientific and behavioral foundations of health and physical education
  • Demonstrate a performance proficiency reflecting breadth and depth of physical activity experiences
  • Employ a comprehensive knowledge of the analysis of movement
  • Plan various aspects of a well-designed and balanced health and physical education program (e.g. preparation, organization, administration, supervision, and assessment)
  • Evaluate and implement effective health strategies for individuals, schools, and communities