Your Future in Physical Education

The Bachelor of Science in physical education at Charleston Southern University attracts future teachers who have a heart for sports, physical fitness and wellness. Physical education teachers serve as powerful role models in public and private schools for young people to make healthy choices and reach their God-given potential. As a PE teacher, you will assess and guide the physical development of students, providing guidance in nutrition and healthy exercise. You may also coach one (or more) school sports teams.

Learn to create a safe, positive learning environment while meeting the diverse needs of students with a range of abilities. Students at CSU will graduate equipped to empower students to thrive physically and stay active. Turn your passion for fitness and sports into a rewarding career making a difference in the lives of students.

CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Tonya Houston

Tonya Houston

Assistant Professor of Education and Middle Level/Secondary Education Coordinator

Physical Education: it's a calling

Students at CSU learn research-based methods for delivering physical education instruction. Some of our physical education students receive job offers before they even finish their student teaching experience, some at the same school where they completed their student teaching.

As a Physical Education major, you’ll take courses like…

  • Kinesiology
  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Aerobics and Physical Fitness
  • Methods of Instruction: Football and Soccer
  • Principles of Philosophy of Education
  • Introduction to Human Growth and Development

Graduates are equipped for a variety of career paths.

  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher
  • High School Teacher
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College of Education

The mission of the College of Education is to prepare professional educators who, guided by a strong sense of community and the integration of their faith, are academically strong, skilled and morally committed to educating in a wide range of culturally diverse learning environments. The College of Education offers a liberal arts core curriculum, professional education courses, clinical settings, content specialty courses and other extracurricular candidate experiences including Future Teachers Society, Teaching Fellows, service projects, mission programs and more.

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Wingo Hall houses classrooms for the humanities and education and faculty offices for the College of Education. Named for Henry C. Wingo.

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