NSU Catalog 2017-2018 
    May 24, 2024  
NSU Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Education and Health

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Gerber, Room 112
(605) 626-2415

Health and Physical Education Office
Gerber, Room 115
(605) 626-2417

Ms. Lori Bruns; Dr. Gregory Cantrell; Dr. Thomas Orr

Students who major in physical education will be prepared to assume teaching or non-teaching positions in K-12 physical education. The student will develop skills in the teaching of individual, dual, and team sports, K-12 methods of physical education instruction, exercise science, motor learning, motor development, human anatomy, human physiology, curriculum and measurement, administration and elementary physical education activities. Physical education majors are encouraged to add a minor to their program. Minors available through the HPE Department include health education and coaching.

The health education minor offers preparation in the areas of first aid and CPR, personal health, community health, school health, and K-12 methods of health instruction. The coaching minor prepares varsity and youth sport coaches and leads to a coaching endorsement.

As part of the system general education requirements, students should select biology in Goal #6 .

Career Directions

Elementary and/or secondary teaching
Community physical education/recreation positions
Graduate Study
Physical activity with special populations


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