Health, Physical Education, and Wellness

Jason Gymnasium
Phone: (573) 681-5972 Fax: (573) 681-5257

B.S. in Wellness
B.S.Ed. in Health Education

The B.S. in Wellness is an interdisciplinary degree blending coursework and learning experiences in six Wellness areas: physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual, and environmental. Graduates with this degree often seek and find work in diverse areas: from corporate wellness to retirement centers, from YMCAs to governmental agencies, from church camps to private consulting.

B.S. in Education degree with a major in Physical Education certifies our graduates to teach Physical Education (K-12) in the State of Missouri. Our Physical Education Teacher Preparation curriculum is approved by: the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE); the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MODESE); and meets the guidelines of Physical Education Teacher Education programs for the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). As a major, you will receive a strong knowledge base and learn to apply that knowledge effectively in the multiple classrooms of Physical Education and Lifetime Fitness and Wellness.

Our Physical Education Teacher Preparation Program offers a variety of courses in professional foundations, fitness, wellness, sports skills development, coaching, outdoor adventure, dance, and instructional methodology. Physical Education majors who add the necessary coursework can apply to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), after their graduation, for Health Education Teacher Certification.