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Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education – Physical Education

Physical Education teachers have a unique opportunity to help students develop a life-long love of active living and wellness. The SIU Bachelor of Science in Education for physical education majors presents coursework and field experiences focused on physical and mental skill development, healthy living and personal wellness, and the ability to teach these skills to diverse learners. If you are interested in teaching future generations the richness of diverse people and cultures, earn your BSED in Physical Education at Salem International University.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Education degree is a National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) recognized teacher preparation program. The program is approved by the West Virginia Department of Education and leads to licensure as a physical education teacher at all school levels (pre-kindergarten through adult).

Physical Education Licensure Courses

Candidates for the BS in Education must complete core courses in general education and professional education. The Physical Education concentration includes the following courses:

  • Basic Principles of Biology
  • Anatomy & Physiology 1
  • Anatomy & Physiology 2
  • Core Concepts of Personal Health
  • Individual Sports
  • Team Sports
  • Foundations of Physical Education & Sport
  • Gymnastics, Aerobics, Rhythm & Dance
  • Adapted Physical Education & Fitness
  • Kinesiology/Biomechanics
  • Materials & Methods of Teaching Physical Education
  • Physiology of Exercise & Performance Assessment
  • Organization & Administration of Physical Education & Sports
  • Swimming/Water Safety Instruction

Program curriculum is also designed to address the content topics of Praxis-based state licensure tests.

Health Study Options

You can earn your BSED in Physical Education on campus in West Virginia. Our campus offers you:

  • The opportunity to connect with our diverse, supportive learning community
  • Comprehensive preparation for licensure

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program and other important information, please click here.

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