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Physical Education Degree at SNU

The SNU Physical Education degree will help you build a strong foundation for a successful teaching career. As a student you will gain the skills required for teachers and coaches in public and private schools. Our four-year program will meet both state and national standards. Oklahoma State competencies for licensure. National Association for Sport and Physical Education professional recommendations. So not only will you get a degree, you will earn a degree that is backed by two highly respected standards.

Physical Education Careers

When you graduate with a degree in physical Physical Education PK-12 at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahomaeducation from SNU, you will have the preparation to become fully certified to teach health and physical education in pre-k through 12 grade in the state of Oklahoma.  The Southern Nazarene University Physical Education and Health degree is a nationally recognized and accredited teacher education program under CAEP (Council for Accreditation of the Educator Preparation).  

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The Program

The objective of this program is to enable the student to acquire an essential knowledge base, skills, and a philosophical foundation for how to make successful and professional decisions that are required for teachers/coaches in public and private schools. Courses required for this major are congruent with Oklahoma state competencies and National Association for Sport and Physical Education professional recommendations.

The Professors

  • Experts in their fields of study with years of professional experience
  • Experience and accreditation in coaching and teacher certification
  • Have a personal investment in your success

The Preparation

Graduates that are accepted into The School of Education Teacher Education Program are equipped with the educational tools to become fully certified as teachers in Oklahoma upon graduation.



Our Nazarene Heritage

Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read More