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About the Program

The Culver-Stockton College Physical Education program will provide you with specialized knowledge to use in teaching and implementing a physical and health education program. This K-12 certification prepares candidates who want to teach lifetime fitness skills to students in elementary through secondary school. As a physical education major, you not only get quality classroom theory and instruction, you also have the opportunity to apply your knowledge through various early field experiences and coaching opportunities.

What Makes the Program Distinctive?

At C-SC, you learn by doing. As early as your freshman year, through classes and the Culver-Stockton Teachers’ Organization, you can volunteer at Canton Elementary School to monitor recess, work in the after-school program or assess students’ ability levels. You will receive training and become competent in computer technology as it relates to the classroom. You will make classroom observations during your early field experiences, working with a cooperating teacher during your professional semester as a senior.

Beyond the Classroom

Professional Experiences: During the professional semester, students experience 15 weeks of full-time teaching. Opportunities are also available for students to join professional state and national organizations, participate in athletics or join service-learning groups.

After C-SC

Graduates in physical education find career opportunities teaching in public or private educational settings, coaching athletic programs that include higher-education institutes, community sporting positions with parks and recreation facilities and local organizations.

C-SC Rranked #1 in Missouri as Best College for Employment according to Zippia, Inc.

“The physical education department has done nothing but great things for me! I have learned how to be an educator, a mentor and an independent individual who is confident and ready to take on any challenge that is presented to me.”
–Niki House ’17


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For more information, contact:
William Schneider
Physical Education/Health Department Chair
Phone: 573-288-6391


The mission of Culver-Stockton College is to prepare students of promise for a dynamic world through our distinctive experiential curriculum within a supportive learning community founded upon the best values of faith and the human spirit.

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