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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE | PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH

Overview | Physical Education & Health

There is a glaring need in our country today for teachers who promote Christ-centered principles concerning sports and physical activity. From a biblical worldview, you can shape the next generation by choosing Maranatha’s Physical Education and Health major. This program prepares you to teach physical education and health classes and to coach athletic teams in both Christian and public schools.

 

Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to identify a variety of differences among students and individualize instruction accordingly.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively plan for instruction, incorporating a wide variety of strategies for instruction and classroom management.
  • Students will demonstrate thorough knowledge and application to the teaching of their content in physical education and health.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct and interpret a wide variety of assessments.
  • Students will demonstrate professionalism in education.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to teach content according to a biblical worldview.

Suggested Course Schedule

Semester 1

  • Foundations of Education (2)
  • Personal & Community Health (2)
  • Old Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 1 (3)
  • The Modern World (3)
  • Math Elective (3)

Total Credits: 16

Semester 2

  • Freshman Fieldwork (0)
  • Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • Introduction to Physical Education and Health (2)
  • Consumerism in Health (2)
  • New Testament Survey (3)
  • English Composition 2 (3)
  • Physical Science Elective (3)
  • American Studies Elective (3)

Total Credits: 19 

Summer

  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2)

Semester 1

  • Developmental Psychology (3)
  • Human Biology (3)
  • Secondary & Middle School Teaching Methods (3)
  • Techniques of Coaching Elective (2)
  • Drugs, Society, & Human Behavior (2)
  • Instructional Media & Technology (3)
  • Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism (3)

Total Credits: 19

Semester 2

  • The Exceptional Child (3)
  • Sophomore Fieldwork (1)
  • Foundations of Sport & Exercise Psychology (2)
  • Techniques of Coaching Elective (2)
  • Baptist Heritage (3)
  • Kinesiology (3)
  • Elementary Physical Education & Health (2)

Total Credits: 16

Summer:

  • Outdoor Activities in Phys. Ed. (1)
  • Bible Elective (3)

Semester 1

  • Org. & Admin. of Athletics & P.E. (3)
  • Methods of Coaching Theory (2)
  • Teaching & Coaching Methods Lab (3)
  • Physiology of Exercise (3)
  • Training Room Techniques (3)
  • Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)
  • Music Elective  (2)

Total Credits: 19

Semester 2

  • Junior Practicum (2)
  • Adaptive Physical Education (3)
  • Evaluations in Physical Education (2)
  • Strength, Conditioning, & Flexibility (2)
  • Literature Elective (3)
  • Secondary School Reading (3)
  • Bible Elective (3)

Total Credits: 18

Summer:

  • Basic Swimming (0)
  • Bible Doctrine 1 or 2 (3)

Semester 1

  • Education Seminar (2)
  • Classroom Management (3)
  • Methods of Teaching Physical Education (3)
  • Human Relations (3)
  • Educational Psychology (3)
  • School Health Programs (2)
  • Nutrition (2)

Total Credits: 18

Semester 2

Student Teaching (12)

Total Credits: 12

Related Majors

Science Education
Applied Science
Sport Management
Pre-Physical Therapy

Related Minors

Coaching
Social Studies Education
Special Education Cross Cat.

Potential Career Fields

Elementary/secondary coach
College coach
Recreational sports director
Physical Education teacher
Athletic director

*Some careers and employment positions require graduate degrees,
specialized training, or addtional certification and licenses.

MBU Program Faculty

Gary Garrison

School of Education | Associate Professor

Credentials:

MSE Health/Human Performance and Recreation, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
MS Physical Education, University of West Florida                                                               BS Physical Education, Olivet Nazarene University

Ann Bolton

College of Arts and Science | Associate Professor

Credentials:

MS Curriculum and Instruction, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
BS Elementary Education, Maranatha Baptist University

Jeffrey Pill

School of Education | Assistant Professor

Credentials:

MSS (Sport Science), United States Sports Academy

BS Elementary and Middle School Education, Gordon College

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