“There’s something different about MNU teachers,” is something we hear a lot about our graduates. We think it’s equal parts preparation and quality students!
Our curriculum focuses on teaching models and strategies for physical education, preventing and caring for physical injuries, planning and implementing a physical education program and lifestyle choices for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. You’ll love opportunities like international student teaching, educational travel and multiple field experiences prior to student teaching.
As a physical education student, you’ll have access to a state-of-the-art health and fitness complex in MNU’s Cook Center, including a large basketball/volleyball arena, two practice gymnasiums, a fully equipped weight room, treatment and taping tables and simulation labs and studio.
As a graduate you will complete all Kansas requirements for teacher licensure to teach P-12. Our faculty will also help you find out how to become licensed in other states, and many are similar to Kansas requirements. Recent graduates scored a 93% pass rate for their content areas of the PRAXIS exam. Application to the teacher education program is a separate admission process than applying to MNU.
"Elementary Physical Education was so fun and energetic and helped me realize my true passion was not only for kids, but also for their health. It made me feel prepared for my new job when I graduated."
“I can’t imagine a better working environment or program… Students and professors seeking to affect positive change for Christ through our education system. This is a place to expand your thinking and experience a variety of opportunities that prepare you to do God’s work.”
Nancy Damron, PhD
Our professors are professionals and scholars with clinical licenses at the highest levels in their field. They have professional experience as therapists, teachers and athletic trainers. Professors actively engage in scholarly research and service learning projects that are applicable to the classroom setting.
View all Faculty in the Department.
Dr. Drew Overholt, associate professor of physics, physics student advisor Why I teach: My trajectory has always been an interest in science. I like how numbers explain things… Read More
Jacob Lett (‘10), visiting lecturer of theology, ministry student advisor Why I teach: Being able to interact with students, engage with the concerns of the rising… Read More
Chris Crawford (‘00), MSEd, director of athletic training program, assistant professor Why I teach: I am a big relationship… Read More