Physical Education

The Physical Education program is designed to prepare students to become professional educators in the field of physical education, health and wellness. The department thus offers curricula leading to the Bachelor of Science in Education. It meets the classroom standards for a teaching certificate in the State of Missouri—Grades K-12. The course work included is designed to acquaint the student with the history and development of physical education, knowledge of body functioning, theory of teaching physical education and athletic coaching, and testing and measurements procedures.

The curriculum reflects research and recommendations from such groups as the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, the Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

CMU has a chapter of the Student Missouri State Teachers Association (SMSTA). All students who are interested in a career in education must join a professional organization by their senior year. The Missouri State Teachers Association is the sponsoring organization (advisor: Prof. Barb Thurmon).
Majors and Minors

Major Minor

BSE, Physical Education K-12 Cert. Physical Education Minor Coaching Minor
Courses

PE100 - Marching Eagles Band - 1 Semester Hours

PE101 - Lifetime Fitness Activities - 1 Semester Hours

PE102 - Sports Participation - 1 Semester Hours

PE103 - Lifetime Activities and Dance - 3 Semester Hours

PE111 - Wellness - 1 Semester Hours

PE202 - Motor Learning and Motor Development - 3 Semester Hours

PE210 - Personal and Community Health - 2 Semester Hours

PE212 - First Aid - Community CPR - 2 Semester Hours

PE216 - Nutrition and Athletic Performance - 3 Semester Hours

PE217 - Foundations of Physical Education - 3 Semester Hours

PE219 - Fundamentals of Rhythm, Movement, and Dance - 3 Semester Hours

PE221 - Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Physical Education - 3 Semester Hours

PE230 - Theory of Coaching and Officiating Football - 2 Semester Hours

PE231 - Theory of Coaching and Officiating Basketball - 2 Semester Hours

PE232 - Theory of Coaching and Officiating Volleybal - 2 Semester Hours

PE233 - Theory of Coaching and Officiating Baseball and Softball - 2 Semester Hours

PE234 - Theory of Coaching and Officiating Track and Field - 2 Semester Hours

PE235 - Theory of Coaching and Officiating Socce - 2 Semester Hours

PE322 - Teaching Elementary School Physical Education - 3 Semester Hours

PE323 - First Aid, Care, and Prevention of Injuries - 3 Semester Hours

PE324 - Human Anatomy and Kinesiology - 4 Semester Hours

PE325 - Methods of Teaching Individual and Team Sports - 3 Semester Hours

PE328 - Adapted Physical Education - 3 Semester Hours

PE339 - Methods and Techniques for Tests and Measurements in Physical Education - 3 Semester Hours

PE360 - Special Problems - 3 Semester Hours

PESW101 - Swimming - 1 Semester Hours

Last updated: 07/19/2019