PHYSICAL EDUCATION

students participate in archery during one of their physical education classes

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Culver-Stockton’s physical education program provides you with specialized knowledge to use in teaching and implementing a physical and health education program. As early as your freshman year, through classes and the Culver-Stockton Teachers’ Organization, you can volunteer at Canton Elementary School to monitor recess, work in the after-school program or assess students’ ability levels. You will receive training in computer technology as it relates to the classroom. You will make classroom observations during your early field experiences, working with a cooperating teacher during your professional semester as a senior. You also have the opportunity to apply your knowledge through various early field experiences and coaching opportunities.

WHY SHOULD I MAJOR IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION?

The K-12 certification you will receive at C-SC prepares candidates who want to teach lifetime fitness skills. Courses prepare students in basic sport and fitness skills, physical education classroom management and physical education administration. Students learn to effectively promote lifelong fitness through physical activity and physical education administration.

BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

Professional Experiences: During the professional semester, students experience 15 weeks of full-time teaching.

Opportunities also are available for students to join professional, state and national organizations, participate in athletics or join service-learning groups.

AFTER C-SC

Graduates in physical education find career opportunities teaching in public or private educational settings, coaching athletic programs that include higher-education institutions, community sporting positions with parks and recreation facilities, resorts, health clubs and hospitals. Since graduates have the skills to personalize fitness programs, some have decided to become self-employed.

 

“The physical education department has done nothing but great things for me. I have learned how to be an educator, a mentor and an independent individual who is confident and ready to take on any challenge that is presented to me.”
–Niki House ’17

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