Division of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation
The BSE Program in Physical Education provides students the skills and knowledge to develop fitness and wellness programs, provide education to K-12 year students, and promote activities to enhance quality of life.
Through a multidisciplinary approach, students gain the skills necessary to work with individuals and diverse groups in a variety of settings that includes schools, community health centers, hospitals, recreation centers, and workplace environments.
- Students learn to use exercise, sport, games, recreation and dance to develop instructionally and developmentally appropriate programs for children and adolescents. These programs foster a healthy lifestyle and encourage the development of self-esteem and multicultural awareness.
- Courses within the department provide the opportunity to focus on the role of physical activity for athletic performance, disease prevention, and rehabilitation.
- To supplement the bachelor’s degree program, Delta State offers a master’s degree program that leads to a Mississippi State teaching certification. The division also offers dual certification in health and physical education.
- Students may also choose to minor in health, sports management, exercise science, recreation or physical education. Each minor requires 18-21 credits in a specific area of study determined in conjunction with the adviser.
- The Physical Education Majors Club provides students a social involvement outlet. Students are encouraged to join the club during their first semester and to take advantage of membership in state, regional, and national health and physical education-related academic and advocacy association.
Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Education with a concentration in Physical Education include the general requirements, major core courses, and specialized training in Physical Education.
Please contact the program coordinator for the course lists.