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Bachelor of Science in Physical Education: Health and Safety P-12

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. Society of Health and Physical Education (SHAPE America) professional
recommendations. So not only will you get a degree, you will earn a
degree that is backed by two highly respected standards.

When you graduate with a degree in physical education 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).

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 Society of Health and Physical Education (SHAPE America) professional recommendations.

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.

SNU offers you the opportunity to study with credentialed faculty as you journey toward graduation, another step closer to reaching your goals. These scholars with a Christian worldview will mentor and guide you along the way.  SNU’s smaller size allows students to interact with faculty — not only in the classroom, but also through impactful mentoring, personal advising, and meaningful research. Come and be known; come and belong.

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