Preparing for Teaching, Coaching, Fitness and Sports Related Careers
Graduates with a degree in education from Alderson Broaddus University find themselves well prepared for PreK-Adult educational settings. We encourage our students to choose a primary certification area and then broaden their background to include an additional endorsement.
If physical fitness and athletic competition have been among your most satisfying experiences, you’ll appreciate the many opportunities for active involvement in the quality physical education program at Alderson Broaddus University.
As a physical education major at AB you’ll be able to apply your classroom theories as you play, officiate or organize events in the intramural program. You may be one of the students selected to serve as assistant to head coaches in AB’s intercollegiate programs in men’s soccer, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, cross-country and women’s volleyball and softball.
You’ll enjoy studying and working-out in Memorial Coliseum, which provides space and equipment for a complete health and physical education program, as well as for many types of recreation. Coliseum features include a swimming pool, weight room, handball court, auxiliary gymnasium, archery range and batting cage.
Other experiences valuable to your career in health or physical education will be opportunities to work at a health or fitness center, to participate as a staff member at summer athletic camps, to assist professors in activity classes and to interview and observe current teachers in the field.
At AB you’ll work in a vigorous program with excellent faculty, and you’ll have the opportunity to expand your future opportunities with double majors or with elective minors such as business, computer science, recreational leadership, aging studies, speech communications or health administration, strength and conditioning, and athletic coaching.
AB’s education program prepares students for certification in physical education PreK-Adult. Teaching opportunities are excellent with a strong emphasis on health and physical education in the public schools.
You will have many opportunities for involvement in experiences that will help you develop as a well rounded teacher and that will make you very attractive to future employers. You can participate in: Student Education Association; C.A.R.E., an after-school tutoring program; annual Education Day; Special Olympics; State professional association meetings; and area professional organizations with student chapters on campus.
Interesting Career Options
With rising interest in wellness and recreation, you’ll have a variety of career options, either immediate or with experience and/or additional study, such as athletic training; sports information, sports journalism or broadcasting; directing fitness, wellness or recreation programs in corporate or agency settings; management and sales careers related to sports and fitness equipment and others.
|Course #||Credit Hours||Course Name|
|_____||BIOL 270||4||Anatomy & Physiology I|
|_____||BIOL 271||4||Anatomy & Physiology II|
|_____||HEED 250||3||Personal Health|
|_____||PHED 200||3||Philosophy & Orientation in PHED|
|_____||PHED 220||2||Elementary Physical Education|
|_____||PHED 251||3||Theory & Practice in Team Sports|
|_____||PHED 252||3||Theory & Practice in Individual Sports|
|_____||PHED 281||1||Square & Folk Dancing|
|_____||PHED 315||3||Physiology of Exercise|
|_____||PHED 325||3||Adaptive Physical Education|
|_____||PHED 335||2||Safety & First Aid|
|_____||PHED 350||1||Assisting in Physical Education|
|_____||PHED 360||3||Psych & Soc Principles of Physical Education|
|_____||PHED 400||3||Organization, Administration, & Evaluation|
|_____||PHED 420||3||Tests & Measures in PHED|
|Plus one of course from the following:|
|_____||PSYC 190||3||General Psychology*|
|_____||PSYC 230||3||Human Adjustment|
|_____||PSYC 400||3||Social Psychology|
|_____||PSYC 430||3||Counseling & Guidance|
|_____||EDUC 190||3||Introduction to Computer and Technology Applications for Teachers*|
|_____||EDUC 220||3||Foundations of Education in a Multi-Cultural Society|
|_____||EDUC 260||3||Psychological Foundations & Development in Early Childhood through Adolescence*|
|_____||EDUC 313||1||PHED Methods - PreK-Elementary Learners|
|_____||EDUC 320||1||Middle Schools: Designs & Issues|
|_____||EDUC 329||1||Lab - Middle Childhood (5-9) Learners|
|_____||EDUC 333||2||PHED Methods - Grade 5-Adult|
|_____||EDUC 388||3||Methods, Assessment, & Management for K-12 Teacher|
|_____||READ 300||3||Reading for Secondary Schools|
|_____||SPED 200||3||Areas of Exceptionality in SPED|
|_____||SPED 340||3||Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Strategies of Classroom Teachers|
|_____||EDUC 550||1||Seminar in the Philosophy of Teaching|
|Continued Specialty Requirements|
|One course from the following list:|
|_____||PHED 211||1||Intermediate Swimming|
|_____||PHED 212||1||Advanced Swimming|
|_____||PHED 371||3||Lifeguard Training|
All teacher Education majors should use ENGL-200 to fulfill Goal I.A., Section 2.
* Indicates course that also meets Liberal Studies requirements.