B.S. Ed in Physical Education

College of Health and Human Services - Department of Kinesiology

Physical Education Program – Bachelor of Science in Education

Academic Program

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Physical Education requires 131 hours for K-12 certification.  Certification is also available in Health (27 to 29 hours). A variety of fitness and leisure skill courses are available. A Coaching minor (22 hours) also is available.


The Physical Education curriculum has a strong reputation throughout the state of Missouri and is in full compliance with both state and national certification and accreditation guidelines. Scientific based courses include integrated computer applications, interactive technology and experimental laboratory exercises.

Career Preparation

Career opportunities exist in teaching physical education, athletic coaching, health education and health promotion and wellness. Job markets are very stable, and graduates have excellent opportunities for employment.

Contact Information:
Dr. Rebecca Woodard
E-mail: RebeccaWoodard@missouristate.edu
Office Location: McDonald Arena Room 116B
Office Phone: 417-836-5690
Fax: 417-836-5371