Dr. Linda McElroy
Professor of KALS
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Health and Physical Education is part of the Kinesiology and Leisure Studies Division in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
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What makes an OBU Health and Physical Education degree special?
The degree prepares the learner to teach physical education and/or health in the schools. It also includes necessary courses for coaching.
What are OBU grads doing with their Health and Physical Education degrees?
Most graduates are employed in the public school systems of Oklahoma and Texas. Many are also coaches. Often graduates will pursue a graduate degree enabling them to teach and coach at junior colleges or universities.
What courses can I take?
Coursework includes professional education preparation, as well as courses specific to the subject area. These courses include Basic Nutrition, Sports Officiating, Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, Anatomy and Kinesiology, as well as an activity block that includes traditional team sports, individual and dual sports, non-traditional games and activities, outdoor activities, and fitness development activities.
What do OBU Health and Physical Education faculty specialize in?
Teacher preparation; Nutrition, athletic training, and exercise physiology; Anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, tests and measurements; Leisure pursuits, sports management, outdoor recreation and sports ministry.
Opportunities are provided within class structure to visit numerous schools and observe programs; hands-on activities with special needs children; outdoor recreation activities include horseback riding, fishing, canoeing, and camping.