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Physical Education Sports & Leisure Degree

The SNU Physical Education program will prepare you for either the recreation industry or possible alternative education teaching certificate. WITH UNIQUE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES At SNU we know you need more than just classroom lectures to learn. That’s why we create unique environments to take your education to the next level. As a student in the Sport & Leisure program, you will be required to complete an internship in a professional setting of interest to you. Local businesses. Professional sports teams. Corporate industries. While interning, you will receive practical application for all your classroom learning to prepare you for future employment. These internships will require 270 clock hours that will count for a six-hour upper division class. Ask about internship possibilities when you visit campus! Many Sport & Leisure majors enjoy getting involved with the community through volunteering. Perhaps you will volunteer to work with area club sports or community youth leagues. Through volunteering, you can gain additional field experience and build your resume for future job hunting.

When you graduate with you degree Physical Education - Sport & Leisure at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahomain Sport and Leisure, you will have the preparation you need for a successful career in a variety of possible career settings such as: recreation and fitness industry, coaching in educational and recreational organizations.

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The Program

  • Prepare students for either the recreation industry or possible alternative teaching certification
  • Includes a required internship in a professional setting based on each individual student’s career interests
  • Classroom instruction focuses on both theory and practice in practicum and internship experiences

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 are able to apply classroom knowledge and internship experience to new careers after graduation. Students are equipped with a variety of job skills that align with the recreation industry.



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