Missouri State University

Physical Education Academic Program Guide

Missouri State is committed to assisting students to graduate in four years. The following is a sample schedule for this major - your actual schedule will vary.

Freshman Year (Fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
BIO 102 Principles of Biological Science or BIO 121 General Biology I4
ENG 110 Writing I3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations2
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
CIS/CSC 101 or Competency Test2
Total hours16

Freshman Year (Spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
CHM 105 or 160 Fundamentals of Chemistry or CHM 1164-5
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
MTH 135 College Algebra3
KIN 200 Foundations of Education and Physical Education3
KIN 240 Creative Dance and Exploratory Activities for Children2
Total hours15-16

Sophomore Year (Fall)

Third semester courses Credit hours
Humanities Perspective3
Creativity and Vision Perspective3
KIN 250 Applied Human Anatomy3
KIN 264 Team Sports2
KIN 270 Recreational and Aerobic Dance Techniques1
KIN 257 Personal Health2
HST 121 or HST 122 US History3
Total hours17

Sophomore Year (Spring)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
Social Science Perspective3
KIN 252 Applied Human Physiology3
ATC 222 Athletic Injuries2
KIN 277 Individual and Dual Sports2
KIN 273 Aquatics1
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines3
Total hours17


Fifth semester courses Credit hours
PSY 360 Educational Psychology3
Humanities Perspective3
Total hours6

Junior Year (Fall)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
KIN 360 Kinesiology4
KIN 431 Teaching K-4 Physical Education3
KIN 361 Principles of Motor Learning in Physical Education2
KIN 386 Social Basis of Physical Activity and Sport3
KIN 300-305 Sport Theory (ftbl, T, R, vball)1
KIN 300-305 Sport Theory (bball, baseb, softb)1
KIN 358 Health Education Methods3
Total hours17

Junior Year (Spring)

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
KIN 260 Outdoor Leisure Education2
KIN 335 Organization and Administration of Physical Education and Sport2
KIN 362 Exercise Physiology4
KIN 430 History and Philosophy of Physical Education3
KIN 440 Middle School (5-9) Physical Education3
KIN 545 Perceptual and Motor Development3
Total hours17

Senior Year (Fall)

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
KIN 411 Teaching of Secondary Physical Education3
KIN 468 Adapted Physical Education4
KIN 485 Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity2
KIN 575 Measurement and Evaluation Applied to Physical Education3
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields2
Total hours13

Senior Year (Spring)

Ninth semester courses Credit hours
KIN 493 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Physical Education)5-6
KIN 496 Supervised Teaching (Elementary Physical Education)5-6
Total hours12