Physical Education

The mission of the Department of Kinesiology, Health and Physical Education is to facilitate Biblically based learning about human movement and performance so that students are prepared to be competent and caring Christian professionals who work in the fields of teaching, exercise science and allied health care, or who pursue advanced studies in related graduate programs.

What will I study?

The Department of Kinesiology, Health and Physical Education will:

  • Provide quality coursework and research that integrates theory and application with Biblical principles and practice
  • Prepare majoring students for careers in physical education, kinesiology, allied health care or graduate school
  • Permit minor study options for students with related interests in coaching or physical education and human movement
  • Present all undergraduate students with a diverse range of recreational activity classes that encourage healthy lifestyles
  • Promote the value and understanding of physical activity and human performance for lifelong health and wellness to the entire Biola community


Interesting classes I might take

  • Sociology and Psychology in Physical Education and Sport
  • Analysis of Teaching Team Sports
  • Recreation Leadership and Programming
  • Psychology of Coaching

What can I do with a degree in Physical Education?

  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Coach
  • Recreational Director
  • Sports Ministry

Why choose Physical Education at Biola?

Students who choose to be a part of Biolaís Kinesiology, Health & Physical Education program find a rapidly growing and maturing department including:

  1. A faculty/student ratio of one teacher to every 20 students.
  2. Experienced and qualified faculty whose focus is in mentoring students.
  3. Excellent practical hands-on classes.
  4. Course content which is relevant and meets community and career needs, including strong links to Education, Athletics, and Science

What are BU Physical Education graduates doing now?

Biola graduates from the Physical Education major usually earn a teaching credential and work at both public and private schools, and will teach and coach with a position in various recreation venues as well as full time sports ministry. Graduates from the Physical Education major have gone on to study at the following schools:

Azusa Pacific University, University of Southern California , Chapman University, California State University, Fullerton, California State University, Long Beach, California State University, Northridge

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