Stephen F. Austin State University

EC-12 All-level Physical Education

Physical Education & Pedagogy

About Us

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Physical Education (EC-12) prepares students who are planning to teach physical education in school settings. The Physical Education Teacher Certification emphasis is "Nationally Recognized" by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). The EC-12 Physical Education Teacher Certification emphasis provides a rigorous program of preparation culminating in a capstone class (KIN 470). This class is generally taken during the semester the candidate is completing their internship and part of the requirements for this class entails the qualifying examination for enabling the student to sit for their content area for the State of Texas licensure exam (TExES). Students must meet the qualifications within their content area prior to student teaching. The program has a 100% pass rate for students taking the TExES exam during the past four years.

KIN EC-12_DEGREE PLAN_Fall_2017(1).pdf


HSC 121 Core Concepts of Health
KIN 100
Physical Fitness Concepts & Activities

KIN 349
Psychomotor Development Movement
KIN 120
Foundations of Kinesiology
KIN 353
Exercise Physiology (4)
KIN 234 Innovative Games & Sports (2) KIN 417 Analysis of Movement (4)
KIN 235 Team Games & Sports (2) KIN 431 Organization & Administration
KIN 236 Individual Games & Sports (2) KIN 460 Principles of Coaching
KIN 330
Measurement & Evaluation
KIN 462
Motor Learning
KIN 331 Concepts of Elementary Physical Education KIN 470 Senior Seminar
KIN 340
Foundations of Personal Fitness
KIN 487
Activities for Special Populations

Physical Education Faculty

Bae, Mihae Ph.D
Bae, Mihae Ph.D - Assistant Professor Office: HPE 208 Phone: 936.468.3988
Berthot, Patricia, M.Ed.
Berthot, Patricia, M.Ed. - Lecturer Educational Background: Mrs. Berthot received both her B.S. in Physical Education and her M.Ed. in Physical Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. Office: HPE 205 Phone: 936.468.1567
Berthot spent 2 1/2 years at the High School level teaching Health and Physical Education classes and working as an Athletic Trainer. She then spent 13 years as an Athletic Trainer at Texas A & M. In 2004 Mrs. Berthot stepped into teaching higher education. Mrs. Berthot has a great interest in the field of Athletic Training and athletic injuries.
Buswell, Deborah, Ph.D.
Buswell, Deborah, Ph.D. - Associate Professor Educational Background: Dr. Buswell received her doctoral degree from Texas Woman's University in Adapted and Developmental Physical Education, her M.S. degree from Baylor University in physical education, and her B.S. degree in physical education from the University of Maine. Research/Areas of Interest: Dr. Buswell's research interests include disability sports, inclusion, and teacher preparation. Office: HPE Room 228A Phone: 936.468.1661
Goodman, David, M.Ed.
Goodman, David, M.Ed. - Lecturer, Kinesiology Program Coordinator Educational Background: Mr. Goodman received his B.S. in Physical Education from the University of Texas at Arlington. He received his M.S. in Health and Physical Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. Research/Areas of Interest: Training of Physical Education Educators. Office: HPE Room 228 B Phone: 936.468.1885

Mr. Goodman has taught Physical Education and Health for ten years in the public schools, worked seven years in Intramural Sports and Activities at Stephen F. Austin State University and coached at the collegiate level.


Jones, Eric, Ph.D.
Jones, Eric, Ph.D. - Professor, Director, Human Performance Lab Educational Background: Dr. Jones earned his B.S. in Fitness and Sports Medicine from Southeast Missouri State University, and both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Alabama. Research/Areas of Interest: Environmental Stress, Thermoregulation, Hydration, Muscle Recovery Office: Education Annex Room 107 Phone: 936.468.1864
Joubert, Dustin, Ph.D.
Joubert, Dustin, Ph.D. Educational Background: Dr. Joubert earned his B.S. and M.A.. in Kinesiology from Sam Houston State University. He received his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from Texas A & M. Research/Areas of Interest: Endurance Exercise Performance, Blood Preessure and Vascular Health. Office: Education Annex Room 104 Phone: 936.468.1380
Rice, Sharon
Rice, Sharon - Instructor Office: HPE 209 Phone: 936.468.1527
James Rowe, Ph.D.
James Rowe, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Educational Background: Dr. Rowe received his B.S. in Kinesiology from Angelo State University, his M.S. in Exercise Physiology from Texas Christian University and his doctorate in Exercise Physiology from Texas Woman's University. Research/Areas of Interest: Dr. Rowe's research interests include the influence of diet and exercise risk factors for metabolic diseases such as heart disease and diabetics. Office: Education Annex Room 108 Phone: 936.468.7098
Thornton, Jay, Ed.D.
Thornton, Jay, Ed.D. - Department Chair Educational Background: Dr. Thornton earned his B.S. in Kinesiology and M.Ed. in Kinesiology from Stephen F. Austin State University. Dr. Thornton received his Ed.D. from Texas A & M Commerce in Supervision, Curriculum, and Instruction- Higher Education. Research/Areas of Interest: Promoting physical activity, teaching models and outdoor recreation. Office: HPE Room 204 Phone: 936.468.1790

Before teaching in higher education, Dr. Thornton taught in the public school system for 7 years teaching physics, physical science, physical education and coaching athletics.


Whitehead, Todd, Ph.D.
Whitehead, Todd, Ph.D. - Associate Professor Educational Background: Dr. Whitehead received his B.S. in Exercise Science, M.S. in Exercise Physiology and Ph.D. in Applied Physiology. All three degrees were completed at the University of Southern Mississippi. Research/Areas of Interest: Ergogenic Supplements, Novel Training Techniques Office: HPE Room 216 Phone: 936.468.1462

Dr. Whitehead has 9 years teaching experience in higher education and includes Bachelor, Master and Doctoral levels.