School of Education and Behavioral Studies

Physical Education: Grades K-12

The mission of the Department of Education is to prepare highly competent pre-service elementary, secondary, and all-level teachers for diverse classrooms through academic and clinical experiences. A major in Physical Education: Grades K-12 will prepare you to teach physical education, wellness and fitness in primary, elementary or secondary schools.

Your Classes & Courses

Your Experience

At PBA, you'll:

  • Enjoy a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio.
  • Have available a wide range of teacher preparation programs: kindergarten, elementary school or high school.
  • Receive coursework from human structure and function to human development.
  • Receive preparation in a private university in a Christian environment.
  • Be a part of the successful history of job placement of graduates.
  • Have access to outstanding faculty.
  • Be a part of PBA's prestigious reputation in the local public and private school systems.

Your Faculty

You’ll learn from professors who have received several top awards for teaching and who have real-world experience teaching at all grade levels as well as at other universities. One professor is a certified trainer through Polar Electro, Inc., and has conducted numerous training programs for the company. You will also be taught by professors who specialize in human physiology.

Your Opportunities

You benefit from PBA's partnership with the School District of Palm Beach County and various religious and private schools in the area.

You’ll also have internship opportunities at a variety of locations, both on campus and off campus, including:

  • PBA’s Athletic Department
  • PBA’s Fitness Center
  • West Palm Beach Recreation Department
  • Public and private Christian schools
  • Working with special population students


Your program will also address the Sunshine State Standards, the Accomplished Practices, and the Florida Education Standards Commission's Code of Ethics and Principles of Professional Conduct and its ramifications, which leads to first-rate employment opportunities for you after graduation.

Speaking of PBA

"My professors have been a great influence and a great help in developing the skills and knowledge that I need to be a successful physical educator."

Michael Fritz
Physical Education alum
Teacher Education (K-12)