PHYSICAL EDUCATION prepares you to teach diverse students a love for exercise and wellness, and equip them with tools to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

About the Program

“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 education programs prepare you to teach and motivate students with innovative techniques and the latest technology.


You’ll love opportunities like international student teaching, networking through Educators Rising, and dynamic field experiences prior to student teaching. 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

We offer valuable networking opportunities through our Math Club, Pi Lambda Theta—our Education Honors Society.

  • We are accredited by CAEP
  • There is a separate application and admission process
  • Recent graduates scored a 88% pass rate for their content areas of the PRAXIS exam
  • Our program prepares you to be leaders in your school, communicating the connection between academic excellence and movement during the school day.
  • Our courses include bridge courses, allowing students to begin graduate level work in special education, technology, and English language learning (ELL)

As a graduate, you will complete all Kansas requirements for teacher certification. Our faculty will also help you find out how to become certified in other states, and many are similar to Kansas requirements.

your future


Touching every aspect of physical education, you could become a(n):

  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Athletic Director
  • Recreational Manager
  • Fitness Consultant
  • Sports Coach

Employers & Internships

Some of our recent Education grads have started graduate programs at:

  • MidAmerica Nazarene University
  • Emporia State University
  • Baker University
  • Wichita State University
  • Ft. Hays State University
  • University of Kansas

Related Majors

Other majors you may also be interested in learning more about:

our people are the difference

Our professors have a passion for education, their students and God. They teach our education students to blend the best practices in teaching with the compassion and dedication inspired by Christ.

You Can Succeed Here

Pioneer alumni are working in industries and cities around the world. During their time at MNU, they developed the skills and knowledge to succeed. Transformed by Christ to serve others – that’s real success.