Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Physical Education Concentration)

Southeastern’s Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology programs offer students a hands-on approach to studying physical activity and its impact on society and health throughout the lifespan. Students can choose from among several concentrations, including physical education, exercise science and pre-physical therapy. The PE concentration is a strong choice for students interested in adaptive physical education, coaching, teaching and developing content for physical education programs. Course topics covered include the design and content for programs in the areas of team sports, personal fitness and weight training, as well as coaching, human performance, sport psychology, care and prevention of athletic injuries, and ethics and spirituality in sports. In addition to your in-class learning, you’ll also apply what you’ve learned during several practicums, giving you plenty of opportunities for hands-on training in the field of kinesiology.

The need for fitness trainers, instructors and other wellness professionals is expected to grow by 24 percent by 2020, much quicker than other job sectors, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Program Details

65 hours of major core 55 hours of general education

Total credit hours — 120

Sample Core Courses

  • Foundations in Human Performance and Sport Studies (SRMT 2103) — In this course the meaning of sport management in terms of its scope, principles, issues and future trends are introduced, discussed, and analyzed. In addition, this course examines the job responsibilities and competencies required of sport managers in a variety of sports or sport-related organizations. This course provides the student with an overview of the different facets and career opportunities that are available in the field of sport management.
  • Administration of Physical Education and Athletics (PEDU 3223) — The study of the organization and administration of the various levels and duties related to physical education, recreation, and athletics.
  • Design and Content of Teaching Physical Education (PEDU 4003) — This course focuses on principles of successful teaching including lesson planning, motivating students, learning communities, class organization and management, assessment, various models of teaching, role and philosophy of the physical educator, and curriculum for teaching physical education.
  • Design and Content of Team Sports and Soccer (PEDU 4133) — This course prepares the prospective secondary (6-12) physical education teacher with the necessary instructional design and content material for teaching team sports and activities in soccer. Emphasis is placed on mastery of psychomotor skills and methods of instruction with practical application.

Weight Training Foundations in Human Performance and Sport Studies Theory/Practice of Coaching Sport Psychology Administration of Physical Education and Athletics Design and Content of Teaching Physical Education Design and Content of Team Sports and Soccer Design and Content of Personal Fitness and Weight Training Sport Internship Design and Content of Teaching Golf

Elementary or secondary teacher Personal fitness trainer Athletic trainer Coach Strength and conditioning coach Group exercise instructor Recreational therapist Exercise physiologist Cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialist