Health & Physical Education: Bachelor of Science (B.A. and B.S.E.)
Williams Baptist University in Walnut Ridge, Ark., offers the Bachelor of Science in Education (B.A. and B.S.E.) in Health & Physical Education.
The program in health and physical education is designed for students seeking teacher licensure K-12 and a coaching endorsement. The program stresses the relevance, diversity, and importance of the role of health and physical education. The Williams’ Health and Physical Education program is approved by National Association for Sports and Physical Education.
Required coursework in the health and physical education major includes kinesiology, anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, care of injuries, health, theory and practice of coaching, motor skills development for children, and adaptive physical education. Additionally, students take courses in professional development such as childhood development and learning, adolescent and adult development, and measurement and evaluation.
Health and physical education majors are often participants in the varsity sports program of the university. Williams is a member of the American Midwest Conference of the NAIA and fields teams in men’s basketball, baseball, soccer and golf, and in women’s basketball, volleyball and softball.