PHYSICAL EDUCATION (B.A.)
In a liberal arts curriculum, the study of physical education provides balance to educate both the mind and the body. A major in physical education and sport can take you in different directions such as: teaching, coaching, rehabilitation, therapy, sports, recreation, community health, intramurals, and wellness programs.
At St. Andrews, we combine a strong liberal arts curriculum with an uncommon flexibility in your choice of major. You may choose: 1) Physical education with certification in K-12 or 2) Physical education with sport management or coaching concentration. This flexibility is made possible through the St. Andrews assets of excellent faculty and a unique interdisciplinary program of study.
With an overall student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1, St. Andrews professors take time to listen, to care, and to become directly involved in your education. Your professors’ personalized attention is an invaluable resource, given the highly personal nature of discovering your individual strengths and interests. You will find yourself quickly involved in and challenged by each class discussion, where your contributions will be heard in a spirit of inquiry and openness.
The St. Andrews SAGE interdisciplinary curriculum cuts across traditional boundaries separating the academic disciplines to provide a global perspective and foster critical thinking. Educating the whole person, courses explore values and inspire committed action that you may pass on to your students.
Physical Education Teacher Education Course Requirements
PHASE I: Physical Education Concentration Requirements
SS 215 – Skill Analysis – Individual Sports (1.5)
SS 231 – Found and Principles of PE & Sport (3)
SS 216 – Skill Analysis – Team Sports (1.5)