Earn a B.S. Degree in Physical Education in AL

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Teachers have a unique opportunity to leave a lasting impact on students and impart foundational skills that set them up for success. Turn your enthusiasm for fitness into a career by earning your Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from Faulkner University. Our Christian college is based in Montgomery, Alabama, and has campuses in Birmingham, Mobile, and Huntsville, as well as online programs. We offer a comprehensive, faith-based physical education degree program that helps prepare students for a rewarding career as an educator.

About Our Curriculum

Designed for students interested in teaching grades Preschool - 12, our 125-hour B.S. in Physical Education degree program coincides with the teacher education courses required for certification. This education degree is broken down into several components that blend spiritual guidance with academic learning to provide a well-rounded curriculum with a solid foundation in Christian values. Coursework includes:

Core Curriculum (50 hours)

  • Christian Literacy: 15 hours
    • Biblical Worldview I: 3 hours
    • Biblical Worldview II: 3 hours
    • Christian Ethics: 3 hours
    • Marriage and Family: 3 hours
    • Christian Cultural Heritage: 3 hours
  • Social Studies: 12 hours
    • Western Tradition I: 3 hours
    • Western Tradition II: 3 hours
    • Developmental Psychology: 3 hours
    • American Cultural Heritage: 3 hours
  • Information and Communication Literacy: 12 hours
    • English Composition I: 3 hours
    • English Composition II: 3 hours
    • Literature elective: 3 hours
    • Understanding Biblical Literature: 3 hours
  • Mathematical and Scientific Literacy: 11 hours
    • Finite Math: 3 hours
    • Perspectives in Biology/Lab: 4 hours
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology/Lab: 4 hours

Professional Literacy (75 hours)

  • Physical Education: 33 hours
    • Foundations of Health and Physical Education: 3 hours
    • Individual and Dual Sports: 3 hours
    • Team and Recreational Sports: 3 hours
    • Kinesiology: 3 hours
    • Advanced First Aid: 3 hours
    • Health Education: 3 hours
    • Motor Learning: 3 hours
    • Exercise Physiology: 3 hours
    • Sports Psychology: 3 hours
    • Organization and Administration of PE/Athletics: 3 hours
    • Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries: 3 hours
  • Education Certification: 36 hours
    • Introduction to Education: 0 hours
    • Foundations of Education: 3 hours
    • Technology in the Classroom: 3 hours
    • Fundamentals of Reading: 3 hours
    • The Exceptional Learning: 3 hours
    • Assessment in Education: 3 hours
    • Materials and Methods: 3 hours
    • Classroom Management: 3 hours
    • Seminar in Education: 3 hours
    • P - 12 Internship in the School: 9 hours
    • Educational Psychology: 3 hours
  • Teaching Field Requirements: 6 hours
    • Physical Education in the Elementary School: 3 hours
    • Physical Education for the Exceptional Child: 3 hours

Being an Education Major at Faulkner University

A place to learn and grow, Faulkner University fosters friendship and education in a Christian environment. Students are guided by a team of faculty and staff who provide individualized support, and resources are available to help our students throughout their journey.

Each of our secondary education programs allows students to earn their degree and meet Alabama requirements for Highly Qualified Teaching status. As a requirement for our physical education degree program, students complete an on-site teaching internship that provides real-world experience that is truly invaluable to their success. An advisor is assigned to each student to provide guidance and help ensure program requirements are met for graduation.

Learn More about Our B.S. in Physical Education Degree Program

Begin your journey as an educator with Faulkner University. Based in Montgomery, Alabama with campuses in Birmingham, Mobile, and Huntsville, our Christian college offers a well-balanced educational experience for every student. Request more information about our physical education degree program or apply online today.