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.
Degree Plans (pdf format):

All-Level Certification

Courses

HSC 121 Core Concepts of Health
KIN 100
Physical Fitness Concepts & Activities
(2)

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 332 Health & Kinesiology for Children KIN 470 Senior Seminar
KIN 340
Foundations of Personal Fitness
KIN 487
Activities for Special Populations

Athletic Coaching Minor

An Athletic Coaching Minor is available (21 hours) nine semester hours must be in-residence. Students who are majoring in a field of study other than kinesiology, health or dance are eligible for this minor. The purpose of this minor is to prepare students who want to coach athletic teams and teach subjects other than physical education, health or dance in the school system. This minor also would be beneficial for anyone wishing to coach sports, city parks and recreation teams, YMCA teams, etc.

Required Courses KIN 120, 357, 460, 475 Coaching Internship (15 hours). Choice of KIN 271, 272, 273, 274, 275 (Theory of Sport-2 hours)- (4 hours needed). Electives KIN 234, 235, 236, 431, 487 or HSC 475.003 (Nutrition for an Active Lifestyle)- (minimum of 2 hours of electives required).

Kinesiology Minor

A kinesiology minor is available (21 hours) nine semester hours must be in-residence.

Required Courses KIN 100, 120, 330, 353, 353L, 417, 417L (16 hours)

Choice of KIN 234, 235, 236, 340, 431, 460, 470, 487 (5 hours).

Physical Education Faculty

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
Mrs. 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, Interim Chair 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 204 Phone: 936.468.3503
Gergley, Jeffrey, Ph.D.
Gergley, Jeffrey, Ph.D. - Associate Professor Educational Background: Dr. Gergley earned his B.S. in Business Finance from the University of Florida, M.A. in Physical Education from University of Central Florida, and his doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Central Florida. Research/Areas of Interest: Dr. Gergley's research interest include concurrent training for personal fitness and performance, warm-up & stretching and conditioning, and skilled protocols. Office: HPE Room 211 Phone: 936.468.1614
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. - Associate 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
Rowe, James, M.S.
Rowe, James, M.S. - Instructor Educational Background: Mr. Rowe received his B.S. in Kinesiology from Angelo State University and his M.S. in Exercise Physiology from Texas Christian University. He is currently completing his doctorate in Exercise Physiology from Texas Woman's University. Research/Areas of Interest: Mr. Rowe's research interests include the influence of diet and exercise risk factors for metabolic diseases such as heart disease and diabetics. Office: HPE room 210 Phone: 936.468.1755
James Rowe worked in the public schools as a biology teacher for one year prior to starting his M.S. degree. He has also worked in the rehabiliation field as a physical therapy technician for three years while working on his M.S. degree.
Sinclair, Christina, Ph.D.
Sinclair, Christina, Ph.D. - Assistant Professor Educational Background: Dr. Sinclair received her B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at San Antonio, M.Ed. degree from Sul Ross State University in Administration and her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in Physical Education Curriculum and Instruction. Research/Areas of Interest: Dr. Sinclair's research interests include children's recess physical activity as well as teacher education to include teacher education, and teacher preparation and teacher professional development. Office: HPE Room 221 Phone: 936.468.1721
Dr. Sinclair has 21 years of experience as a physical educator and a teacher educator.
Thornton, Jay, Ed.D.
Thornton, Jay, Ed.D. - Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator 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 218 Phone: 936.468.1641
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. - Assistant 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: Erogogenic 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.