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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 EC-12 Physical Education Teacher Certification emphasis provides a rigorous program of preparation culminating in a capstone class (KINE 4370). 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.


Kinesiology Experiential Major Matrix Brochure


HLTH 1304 Core Concepts of Health
KINE 1200
KINE 1338
Physical Fitness Concepts & Activities
Physical Fitness Concepts/Wellness(3)

KINE 3349
Psychomotor Development Movement
KINE 1301
Foundations of Kinesiology
KINE 3353
Exercise Physiology (4)
KINE 2234 Innovative Games & Sports (2) KINE 4317 Analysis of Movement (4)
KINE 2235 Team Games & Sports (2) KINE 4331 Organization & Administration
KINE 2236 Individual Games & Sports (2) KINE 4360 Principles of Coaching
KINE 3330
Measurement & Evaluation
KINE 4362
Motor Learning
KINE 3331 Concepts of Elementary Physical Education KINE 4370 Senior Seminar
KINE 3340
Foundations of Personal Fitness
KINE 4387
Activities for Special Populations

Physical Education Faculty

Bae, Mihae Ph.D
Bae, Mihae Ph.D - Assistant Professor Office: HPE 208 Phone: 936.468.3988
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
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
Rowe, James Ph.D.
Rowe, James Ph.D. - Associate 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: 936.468.3503

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 225 Phone: 936.468.1462

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