Overview

The Health and Physical Education program spans grades K-12. Health and Physical Education majors are prepared to teach motor skills, health, and the importance of physical fitness. In addition to coaching athletic teams, physical education students develop a biblically-based philosophy of athletics and competition. A commitment to lifelong physical fitness is emphasized throughout the program.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Success

Piedmont International University has transformed my life and ministry for the Lord.  I chose this school for its consistent doctrinal teaching at all academic levels and for its dispensational approach to Scripture.  The faculty and staff go the extra mile to help students receive the best education possible.  If you want the best academic training for ministry, choose Piedmont!

Ward Harris, B.A.B.S, M.A.B.S., Ph.D. in Progress
Associate Pastor, Church Administrator, and Bible Teacher
Ripplemead, VA

Loved my time here. Solid teaching from loving and invested teachers and staff! They are compassionate, involved people that truly love God.

Kathryn Best
Consumer Sales Associate at Kaplan Early Learning Company

 

Admissions Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • An application with Piedmont International University
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Follow all steps of admissions

 

 

Objectives

 

Upon completion of the program, the Health and Physical Education majors should be equipped to do the following:

  • Display a professional knowledge of the teaching/learning processes, materials, equipment, legal issues, and technology specifically related to health and physical education;
  • Articulate a personal philosophy of education that reflects biblical principles in curriculum planning and instruction of health and physical education;
  • Explain and analyze the scientific and behavioral foundations of health and physical education;
  • Demonstrate a performance proficiency reflecting breadth and depth of physical activity experiences;
  • Employ a comprehensive knowledge of the analysis of movement;
  • Plan various aspects of a well-designed and balanced health and physical education program (e.g. preparation, organization, administration, supervision, and assessment);
  • Evaluate and implement effective health strategies for individuals, schools, and communities.
 

Summary of Required Hours

Biblical Studies 30
General Education 36
Professional Studies
20
Specialty Area
45
Total 131

Degree Completion Plan

Fall Semester

BO101     Old Testament Survey     3 hours
ED201     Foundations of Education*    3 hours
GE101     English Composition I     3 hours
GH101     Survey of World History I      3 hours
GT100     Student Life Seminar     1 hour
PE109     Foundations of Health & PE*    2 hours
PT101     Evangelism     2 hours
PE     PE Activity*     1 hour

Total  18

 

Spring Semester 

BH104     Biblical Interpretation I: Principles of Biblical Interpretation     2 hours
BN102     New Testament Survey     3 hours
BP102     Christian Ethics     2 hours
ED202     Early Field Experience*     1 hour
GC111     Mathematics Survey     3 hours
GE102     English Composition II     3 hours
GP202     General Psychology     3 hours
PE     PE Activity*    1 hour

Total  18

*Must make a “C” or better

Fall Semester

BH201     Biblical Interpretation IIDispensationalism     2 hours
CE201     Philosophy of Christian Education*     3 hours
ED203     Diverse Learners*     3 hours
GS201     Principles of Speech     3 hours
PE113     Health Education I*     3 hours
Bible Elective     3 hours
PE     PE Activity*     1 hour

Total hours 18

*Must make a “C” or better 

 

Spring Semester

BH202     Biblical Interpretation III: Issues in Eschatology     2 hours
ED302     Human Growth & Development*     3 hours
GC     Science Survey*     3 hours
PE202     Organization & Administration of PE*     2 hours
PE114     Health Education II*     3 hours
GF     Fine Arts Elective     3 hours

Total hours 16

Fall Semester

BT301     Bible Doctrine I     3 hours
ED303     Educational Assessments*     3 hours
GC207     Educational Technology*     3 hours
PE304     Teaching & Coaching of Sports*     3 hours
PE309     Coaching Field Experience*     3 hours
Bible Elective     3 hours

Total hours 18

*Must make a “C” or better 

 

Spring Semester

BN402     Acts     2 hours
BT302     Bible Doctrine II     3 hours
PE302     PE in the Elementary School*     3 hours
PE308     Substance Abuse & Health Trends*     2 hours
PE312     Applied Physiology/Anatomy*     3 hours
Literature Survey     3 hours

Total hours 16

Note: Students on licensure track also take Rhythmic Movement

Fall Semester

ED301     Educational Psychology*     3 hours
ED401     Reading in the Content Area*     3 hours
PE201     Beginning Swimming*     1 hour
PE402     Motor Behavior*     3 hours
PE409     Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries*     3 hours
PE421     Education Practicum*     1 hour
PE     PE Activity*     1 hour

Total hour 15

*Must make a “C” or better

 

Spring Semester

PE422     Student Teaching*     12

Total  12