Schools in America need leaders, coaches, and teachers who display and promote Christian values, sportsmanship, and ethics. This program equips students to guide young people into lifelong habits of wellness. It includes general education courses and professional studies in child psychology, educational philosophy, and specialized teaching methodologies. The program also includes coursework designed to qualify students for eight different professional certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and the Association of Church Sports and Recreation Ministers (CSRM). Field experiences expose students to the full range of K-12 education in Tennessee, including public and private schools.

Visit our Undergraduate Education Degrees page to learn more about requirements for entrance to the Templar School of Education, field experiences, and licensure!

Dr. Trevor Egli
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This degree does not include any concentrations.


Coursework may include:

  • Introduction to Teaching: Elementary Education
  • Human Development
  • Health & Fitness Science
  • Sport & Exercise Psychology

For more details on this program, check out our academic catalog.


Graduates with this degree are prepared for entry-level positions as physical education teachers and coaches in public and private K-12 classrooms. Students may also pursue graduate studies in the Templar School of Education.