Physical Education


Physical Education (Grades K-12) is available as a stand-alone program or in combination with Health Education (Grades K-12).

Applicable Degree: Bachelor of Science

BIOL 201 Human Biology Laboratory

BIOL 203 Human Biology

BIOL 211 Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory

BIOL 213 Anatomy and Physiology I

BIOL 221 Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory

BIOL 223 Anatomy and Physiology II

PHED 133 First Aid and CPR

PHED 262 Movement and Rhythms

EDPE 433 Curriculum, Theory and Methods of Physical Education for Grades PK - 4

EDPE 443 Curriculum, Theory and Methods of Physical Education for Grades 5 - 12

EXSC 233 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries/Illnesses

EXSC 283 History and Philosophy of Sport

EXSC 313 Exercise Physiology I

EXSC 343 Motor Learning and Control

EXSC 363 Adapted Physical Activity

EXSC 411 Exercise Testing and Prescription Laboratory

EXSC 413 Exercise Testing and Prescription

EXSC 433 Biomechanics

SMGT 333 Sport Sociology

SMGT 433 Sport Psychology

KACT 101F Fitness Theory and Practice

KHSC 333 Health and Wellness

EDUC 210 Field Experience I Seminar

EDCL 211 Teaching Field Experience I

EDPS 383 Psychology of Teaching and Learning

EDUC 213 Foundational Perspectives of Education

EDUC 301 Professional Growth and Portfolio Development

EDUC 303 Methods of Teaching

EDUC 373 Technology and Instructional Media

PSYC 313 Human Growth and Development

PSYC 333 Child Psychology

PSYC 343 Adolescent Psychology

EDUC 410 Field Experience II

EDCL 411 Teaching Field Experience II

EDPS 453 The Exceptional Child

EDRD 423 Integration of Literacy in the Content Areas

EDUC 401 Professional Growth and Portfolio Development II

ETOP 423 Classroom and Behavior Management

ELCL 476 Student Teaching: Elementary School

ESCL 476 Student Teaching: Secondary School

EDUC 471 Student Teaching Seminar




Choosing the correct degree plan worksheet: First-time Freshman or Transfer/Readmit
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is in the process of changing the course requirements for certification. While the new rules for certification requirements have been adopted by the State Board of Education, all Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) in the state remain under the previous requirements in the compendium while procedures and processes are developed and implemented for EPPs to submit their new program requirements to DESE for approval.

Because all students graduating after SU-17 must meet the new certification requirements, students entering in FA-14 as first-time freshmen will be under the new rules. However, transfer or readmit students entering in FA-14 who are able to finish all certification requirements and graduate by SU-17 may finish under the compendium requirements which are currently still in effect. (Transfer/readmit students who will not be able to finish all certification requirements and graduate by SU-17 will also need to follow the degree plans for first-time freshmen.) Therefore, we have developed two sets of degree plan worksheets for the 2014-2015 catalog: one for first-time freshmen and one for transfer/readmit students who are able to finish all certification requirements and graduate by SU-17. It is critical that you select the correct degree plan worksheet if you are seeking initial teacher certification.



Ms. Kathleen C. Wendt
Director of Teacher Certification Advising
Office: FLD-312
Phone: 314-392-2324

Mrs. Ricki Roth
Undergraduate Education Advisor
Office: FLD-349
Phone: 314-744-7656

Mr. Lowell Pitzer
Assistant Professor of Education; Program Coordinator for Health and Physical Education
Office: FLD-341
Phone: 314-392-2317