Physical Education, B.S.
The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Physical Education is to facilitate Biblically-based learning about human movement and performance so that students are prepared to be competent and caring Christian professionals who work in the fields of teaching, coaching, exercise science, and allied health care, or who pursue advanced studies in related graduate programs.
A Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education is offered upon completion of the University baccalaureate and major requirements.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, students will be able to:
- Gain a foundational knowledge of teaching strategies for K–12 students, and the appropriate application for physical education, recreation and sports ministry (ULO 1).
- Gain foundational knowledge of health, nutrition and fitness and how to manage wellness for self and others (ULO 1).
- Develop a cognitive understanding of the human body, movement and performance (ULO 1).
- Develop an understanding of the relevance of the discipline of psychology to physical education and evaluate the impact on motivation and physical activity (ULO 1).
- Develop the knowledge and capacity to integrate their faith and apply it to leadership and sports-related ministries of teaching and coaching (ULO 2).
- Apply their knowledge of health, the human body, motor learning, and leadership skills to real life situations (ULO 3).
Each Program Learning Outcome (PLO) listed above references at least one of the University Learning Outcomes (ULO 1, 2, 3), which may be found in the General Information section of this catalog.
All major requirements and any biology, chemistry, physical science or math general education requirements must be completed with a "C-" or better grade.
Teaching and Coaching (54 Credits)
|Program-Specific Core Curriculum (GE) Courses|
|Seminar in Biological Science|
|Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology|
|Introduction to Psychology|
|Introduction to Probability and Statistics|
or MATH 318
|This concentration requires 54 credits, 43 of which must be upper division. Requirements include:|
|KNES 201||Elementary Physical Education Methods and Activities||2|
|KNES 205||Foundations in Physical Education and Kinesiology||3|
|KNES 213||Fundamental Principles of Physical Fitness||2|
|KNES 302||Exercise Physiology||3|
|KNES 303||Exercise Physiology Laboratory||1|
|KNES 307||Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology||3|
|KNES 329||Psychology of Coaching Sport and Human Movement||3|
|KNES 335||Health Concepts||3|
|KNES 401||Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries||3|
|KNES 405||Adapted Physical Education||3|
|KNES 408||Motor Learning||3|
|KNES 410||Sports Management||3|
|KNES 412||Secondary Physical Education Methods and Activities||3|
|KNES 420||Sociology and Psychology in Physical Education and Sport||3|
|KNES 434||Leadership in Sport and Human Movement||3|
|KNES 485||Internship 1||2|
|Select two of the following:||4|
|Techniques of Teaching and Coaching Basketball|
|Techniques of Teaching and Coaching Soccer|
|Techniques of Teaching and Coaching Tennis|
|Techniques of Teaching and Coaching Volleyball|
|Select 4 credits of activity courses (KNES 110, KNES 130, KNES 140 or KNES 150) in addition to the Core Curriculum (GE) Kinesiology and Health Science requirement.||4|
KNES 485 may be taken after consulting with a department advisor and must be taken for a minimum of 2 credits.
Teaching Credential Program
The Professional Teacher Preparation Program leading to a California Teaching Credential at Biola University is subject to change in response to new legislation. Please see a credential analyst in the School of Education for current information on completing the requirements for a teaching credential. Students must consult with both their major advisor and a School of Education advisor.
Students studying for the multiple subject teaching credential but not selecting physical education as a minor area of emphasis, should select KNES 201 in addition to the Kinesiology and Health Science requirement.
In addition to the requirements listed under the Teaching and Coaching concentration, the teaching credential program requires the following courses:
|LEDU 301||Introduction to Teaching||3|
|LEDU 330||Psychological Foundations of Education||3|
|LEDU 341||Methods of Teaching Linguistically Diverse Students||3|
|LEDU 425||Secondary Content Area Reading||3|
|LEDU 433||Single Subject Pedagogy||2|
|LEDU 437||Secondary Curriculum Fieldwork||1|
|LEDU 438||Secondary Curriculum, Differentiation, and Assessment||3|
|Student teaching (12 credits) may be completed at the graduate level and is not required for undergraduate graduation:|
|Secondary Student Teaching I|
|Secondary Student Teaching II|