Active. Epic. Life. 

Physical Education: K-12

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Study physical education at NGU and help others live life to the fullest.

Field Experience Hours
Gain over 120 hours of field experience in classrooms across South Carolina. Real teaching with real students. Because practice makes perfect, after all!
Miles of Exercise
Prisma Health’s ‘Swamp Rabbit Trail’ connects the Blue Ridge Mountains to the city of Greenville. That’s 22 miles (and counting!) of walking, running, and biking trails. And it all starts less than 15 minutes from NGU.
For Lowest Debt Burden
All of NGU’s physical education graduates are officially certified to teach in K-12 schools throughout South Carolina and beyond.

Train Yourself to Train Others

Prepare to inspire others through a career in physical education. PE teacher at all grade levels and settings, of course. But also, athletic director, fitness instructor, coach, program director, and more.

God created life to thrive – for every person, every day. And yet, sometimes, we all need a little motivation. Study physical education at NGU and inspire others to thrive. 

Experience Learning While Staying Active

Teach What You Practice

By your senior year, teach one full semester of physical education in a South Carolina public school setting. Consider it your “warm-up” before beginning your professional career. 

Fields, Courts, and Stadiums – AKA, Your New Classrooms

Enjoy NGU athletics up close and personal as you work a minimum of eight official NGU athletic events. Gain practical skills, like emergency management, through hands-on experience. 

Exercise Your Knowledge as You Study Physical Education

  • Physical Education Year 1

    Year 1 Example Courses


    Fall Semester
    • First-Year Experience or Freshman Honors Seminar
    • Introduction to the History of Music and Art
    • English Composition and Rhetoric
    • Western Civilization I or II
    • Contemporary Mathematics or higher math course
    • Introduction to Education


    Spring Semester
    • English Composition and Literature
    • Principles of Biology
    • Western Civilization I or II
    • Concepts of Physical Fitness & Wellness
    • Foundations of Education
  • Physical Education Year 2

    Year 2 Example Courses

    Fall Semester
    • Old Testament Survey or New Testament Survey
    • Adolescent Psychology
    • Rhythmic Activities, Games & Tumbling
    • Teaching Team Sports
    • History and Philosophy of Sport
    Spring Semester
    • Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    • World Religions
    • Introduction to Human Movement
    • Teaching Individual and Dual Sports
    • Integration of Technology
    • Educational Psychology
  • Physical Education Year 3

    Year 3 Example Courses


    Fall Semester


    • Personal Fitness
    • Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education
    • Sport Emergency Management
    • Instructional Techniques in Physical Education
    • Foundations of Reading and Literature


    Spring Semester


    • Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Strength and Conditioning
    • Physical Education for Special Populations
    • Methods of Teaching Physical Education, Grades K-6
    • Curriculum Development
    • The Exceptional Learner
  • Physical Education Year 4

    Year 4 Example Courses


    Fall Semester


    • Biomechanics of Sport for Coaches
    • Motor Learning and Sport Performance
    • Methods of Teaching Physical Education, Grades 7-12
    • Reading and Writing in the Content Area
    • Classroom Management 



    Spring Semester


    • Directed Student Teaching

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel every semester, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. You earn credit through attendance, and each course counts as half a credit. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

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