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Physical Education

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Study physical education at NGU and help others live life to the fullest.

120
Field Experience Hours
Gain over 120 hours of field experience in classrooms across South Carolina. Real teaching with real students. Because practice makes perfect, after all!
22
Miles of Exercise
Prisma Health’s ‘Swamp Rabbit Trail’ connects the Blue Ridge Mountains to the city of Greenville. That’s 22 miles (and counting!) of walking, running, and biking trails. And it all starts less than 15 minutes from NGU.
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For Lowest Debt Burden
All of NGU’s physical education graduates are officially certified to teach in K-12 schools throughout South Carolina and beyond.

Train Yourself to Train Others

Prepare to inspire others through a career in physical education. NGU will prepare you to be a PE teacher at all grade levels and settings, an athletic director, fitness instructor, coach, program director, and more.

God created life to thrive – for every person, every day. And yet, sometimes, we all need a little motivation. Study physical education at NGU and inspire others to thrive. 

What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education?

A degree in physical education will prepare you for careers in teaching physical education in elementary, middle, and high school settings.

With this degree, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to develop and implement physical education curricula, promote active and healthy lifestyles, and foster the physical and mental well-being of your students.

Public School Teacher

Private School Teacher

Interscholastic Coach

Physical Activity Instructor

Experience Learning While Staying Active

Teach What You Practice

By your senior year, teach one full semester of physical education in a South Carolina public school setting. Consider it your “warm-up” before beginning your professional career. 

Fields, Courts, and Stadiums – AKA, Your New Classrooms

Enjoy NGU athletics up close and personal as you work a minimum of eight official NGU athletic events. Gain practical skills, like emergency management, through hands-on experience. 

Physical Education beside Experienced & Faithful Servants

Ken Baker, PhD
Professor, Physical Education
Mark Bjornsen, PhD
Assistant Professor, Physical Education
Maggie Condon, EdD
Assistant Professor, Physical Education

Exercise Your Knowledge as You Study Physical Education

Physical Education Year 1

Year 1 Sample Courses

  • Fine Arts Appreciation
  • English Composition and Rhetoric
  • Introduction to Education
  • Concepts of Physical Fitness & Wellness
  • Integrating Technology
Physical Education Year 2

Year 2 Sample Courses

  • Human Growth and Development in Education
  • Rhythmic Activities, Games & Tumbling
  • Teaching Team Sports
  • History and Philosophy of Sport
  • Integration of Technology
Physical Education Year 3

Year 3 Sample Courses

  • Personal Fitness
  • Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education
  • Sport Emergency Management
  • Physical Education for Special Populations
  • Methods of Teaching Physical Education, Grades K-6
Physical Education Year 4

Year 4 Sample Courses

  • Biomechanics of Sport for Coaches
  • Motor Learning and Sport Performance
  • Methods of Teaching Physical Education, Grades 7-12
  • Reading and Writing in the Content Area
  • Directed Student Teaching

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel for the first seven semesters, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

Have questions about the Physical Education program?

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Mark Bjornsen, PhD

Assistant Professor, Physical Education
864.977.7184 mbjornsen@ngu.edu
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