The Bachelor of Science Physical Education/Teacher Preparation program at Saint Joseph’s College provides the necessary information and physical skills to prepare candidates to enter the marketplace being career-focused, market savvy and a leader in physical education.
Centered on hands-on experience both on campus and at other venues, physical education majors gain an education that sets them apart – as teachers, trainers and leaders.
Studying the social nature of different cultures, students develop lesson plans that fit any situation. With a unique focus on sports and physical skills, the curriculum integrates teaching practices that transcend cultural, social and economic status. “If we prepare effective and caring teachers, our society will be better equipped physically, socially and mentally,” says program director Dr. Amy Rady.
Graduates are prepared to succeed in advanced studies in many different educational settings, including middle and high schools, fitness centers, the world of physical and occupational therapists, and many others.
“The physical education program also offers many outside activities that allow us to be active in the surrounding community, and this allows us to network so we have connections when we graduate.”