Physical Education (B.S.) (Teaching Certification)

The mission of Southwestern Adventist University’s Department of Kinesiology is to promote lifetime physical activity and healthy lifestyle for all students at the university; it further seeks to prepare kinesiology majors for a variety of careers by fostering the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in the field. All this is done in a Christ-centered environment shaped by Seventh-day Adventist and Christian values. In addition, the Kinesiology department focuses on the development of the whole student. The integration of the physical, mental, and spiritual powers within the curriculum, instruction, and activity are paramount to the program. We seek to prepare students for success in their chosen professional careers by developing critical thinking, communication, and analytical skills. Of special concern is the development of an understanding and respect for God’s amazing creation, the human body. 

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Students may elect courses that prepare them for careers as elementary or secondary physical education teachers. A major in Physical Education will also prepare the student for a career in the public or private sector of recreation or coaching. 

Job Outlook

Employment of high school teachers is expected to grow by seven percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for all occupations. Overall growth is expected due to declines in student-to-teacher ratios and increases in enrollment. However, employment growth will vary by region.

Employment of coaches and scouts is expected to grow 29 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Those who are state-certified to teach academic subjects are likely to have the best prospects for getting coaching and instructor jobs in elementary, middle, and high schools. The need to replace coaches who change occupations or leave the labor force also will provide some jobs. Very strong competition is expected for jobs at the college or professional level.

Earnings

The median annual wage of high school teachers was $53,230 in May 2010. The median annual wage of coaches and scouts was $28,340 in May 2010.

Educational Qualifications

While majoring in a content area, future teachers enroll in the teacher preparation program and take classes in education and child psychology. Teacher preparation programs instruct how to present information to students and how to work with students of varying abilities and backgrounds. The program includes fieldwork, such as student teaching. Some states require high school teachers to earn a master’s degree after earning their teaching certification. All states require teachers in public schools to be licensed. 

To view general education requirements for this major, please visit http://catalog.swau.edu/undergraduate/2016-2017. 

KINESIOLOGY CORE CURRICULUM

KINT 110 Fundamentals of Kinesiology............................ 3

KINT 201 Introduction to Kinesiology Research ............. 1

KINT 241 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries......... 3

KINT 310 Motor Learning................................................... 3

KINT 321 Exercise Physiology ............................................ 3

KINT 331 Biomechanics ...................................................... 3

KINT 490 Senior Seminar.................................................... 1 

TOTAL: 20

PHYSICAL EDUCATION CONCENTRATION

KINA 115 Resistance Training OR
KINA 215 Officiating I.......................................................... 2 

KINT 131 Advanced Resistance Training............................1 

KINT 132 Officiating II ........................................................ 2

KINT 231 Professional Activities I...................................... 3

KINT 232 Professional Activities II .................................... 3

KINT 233 Professional Activities III................................... 3

KINT 351 Coaching .............................................................. 3

KINT 420 Adapted Physical Education.............................. 3

KINT 431 Physical Education Methods (K-12).................. 3

KINT 450 Administration of Kinesiology ......................... 3

TOTAL: 26

REQUIRED COGNATES:

BIOL 101 Anatomy and Physiology................................... 4

BIOL 102 Anatomy and Physiology................................... 4

 

First Year

First Semester

KINT 110—Fundamentals of Kinesiology ...............................3

UNIV 111—Wellness for Life ...................................................2

MATH 110—Mathematics .......................................................3

BIOL 101—Anatomy and Physiology.......................................4

ENGL 121—Freshmen Composition........................................3

KINA 115—Resistance Training...............................................1

TOTAL:​ 16

Second Semester

KINT 131—Officiating I..............................................................2

History .........................................................................................3

RLGN 101—Christian Beliefs ....................................................3

Computer Science .....................................................................3

BIOL 102—Anatomy and Physiology ......................................4

TOTAL:​ 15

Second Year

KINT 132—Officiating II ............................................................2

KINT 232—Professional Activities II........................................3

KINT 241—Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries.............3

ENGL 220—Research Writing...................................................3

EDUC 263—Religion in the SDA School .................................3

RELT 201—Bible Studies Methods...........................................3

TOTAL:​ 18

KINT 201—Introduction to Kinesiology Research .................1

KINT 231—Professional Activities I .........................................3

KINT 351—Coaching..................................................................3

RLGN 230—History of SDA Church .........................................3

History (non-US) .........................................................................3

Speech .........................................................................................3

TOTAL:​ 16

Third Year

KINT 233—Professional Activities III ......................................3

KINT 310—Motor Learning.......................................................3

KINT 450—Administration of Kinesiology .............................3

EDUC 385—Philosophy of Education......................................3

PSYC 220—Human Growth & Development..........................3

EDUC 312—Educational Psychology .......................................3

TOTAL:​ 18

KINT 331—Biomechanics ..........................................................3

Religion (upper division) ..........................................................3

EDUC 326—Exceptional Children ...........................................3

EDUC 350—Educational Technology ......................................3

EDUC 322—Adolescent Psychology ........................................3

Fine Arts Elective ......................................................................3

TOTAL:​ 18

Fourth Year

KINT 321—Exercise Physiology ................................................3

KINT 420—Adapted Physical Education .................................3

KINT 431—PE Methods .............................................................3

EDUC 418—Legal & Philosophical Foundations .....................3

EDUC 496—TExES Prep #2 - Pedagogy & Prof Responsibilities............................................................................3

EDUC 450—Teaching in Secondary School ............................3

Literature .....................................................................................3

TOTAL:​ 18

KINT 490—Senior Seminar........................................................1

EDUC 434—Classroom Assessment.........................................3

EDUC 436—Classroom Management ......................................3

EDUC 485—Directed Student Teaching ..................................6

TOTAL:​ 13

 

State only Certification—EDUC 263: Religion in the SDA School not required SDA only Certification—POLS 211: National & Texas Constitution not required