COE: BS Ed: Physical Education | PK-12
Contact UMSL

Promoting Healthy and Physically Active Children and Youth

The purpose of the program in Health and Physical Education is to prepare future and practicing teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach Physical Education in the schools. From a base of scientific knowledge relating to human movement, bodily adaptations to exercise and activity, and the psychological processes of learning skills and developing lifestyle behaviors, the program emphasizes the development of professional skills in the teaching/learning processes that lead to the promotion of healthful and physically active lifestyles in children and youth.

Bachelor of Science in Education (BS Ed)

Contact Advisor:

ShaQuina White

143 South Campus Classroom Building (SCCB)
p: (314) 516-5911


Slide 1 State Teacher of the Year Darrion Cockrell makes fitness fun for everyone
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education named Darrion Cockrell the 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year. Cockrell, a physical education teacher at Crestwood Elementary School, has forged strong bonds with students, staff and parents while overhauling the school’s fitness program. (Photo by August Jennewein)

Profile Image

Timothy Makubuya, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Dr. Timothy Mikando Makubuya earned a BA in environmental management (MUK), a BS in sports medicine(MoBap), a MS in sport management (MoBap), and a Ph.D. in teaching and learning processes (UMSL). He has taught at primary, secondary and tertiary levels, and is now a member of the College of Education at UMSL. Dr. Makubuya has authored and co-authored papers, books, an...
DESE Physical Education (Grades K-12) Certification
The College of Education will recommend you to the Missouri Department of Elementary/Secondary Education for teacher certification in Physical Education K-12 at the completion of this program if you have met all state requirements. To ensure that you have met all state requirements, please contact your advisor.
DESE Health (Grades K-12) Certification
Physical Education students who have obtained their initial certification can add this endorsement by passing the appropriate content area exam. The candidate contacts the Department of Elementary/Secondary Education to add this endorsement.