Physical Education Major
The department offers a baccalaureate degree in educaiton with an all-level (elementary and secondary) major in physical education. Majors in this department must meet the requirements of the core, teacher education, and the physical education programs. Students who desire a major in this department encounter the various strategies of successful team coaching and various techniques of planning, teaching, and evaluating physical education programs, as well as gain a scientific background in the field. Students who desire certification in the state of Missouri as a teacher of physical education may choose to become qualified at either the elementary level (K-9) with an emphasis in motor skills, secondary level (9-12) with emphasis in sports skills or a combination of both (K-12).