BA/BSE – MSU partnership

Secondary Education: Phys Ed

Become a competent and caring educator. This program is a great option for students who want to be trained as physical education teachers and as disciples of Jesus.

Take advantage of a partnership degree that sets you apart. Begin at Briercrest, where you’ll gain a spiritual and academic foundation, before transferring to Minot State to specialize in your field. 

Graduate with two bachelor’s degrees—a BA in General Studies from Briercrest and a BS in Physical Education from MSU.

Prepare to invest

Beginning at Briercrest means opportunities for you to invest in the lives of young people now. Serve in local youth groups and Sunday schools, or use our close connections with Briercrest Christian Academy to work as a tutor.

Join our community

Begin your degree in a community dedicated to seeking Jesus together. Explore the person and teachings of Jesus in classes and chapel as you learn to follow His call for your life.

Get 2 degrees in 5 years

Briercrest's partnership with Minot State University gives students a pathway to two degrees. Graduate and receive both a BA General Studies with a minor in Kinesiology and a BS Education with a Major in Physical Education.

Riley Gratrix ('19)

MSU’s education program provides excellent classes and opportunities to work in local schools observing and teaching. The program allowed me to spend time at Briercrest developing my knowledge and faith while progressing towards my teaching degree.

  • Overview
  • Requirements

In partnership with
Minot State University

The Bachelor of Arts General Studies, minor in Kinesiology/Bachelor of Science in Education with a Major in Physical Education is a 151 credit hour degree program in which students spend 3 years (90 credit hours) studying at Briercrest and 2 years (61 credit hours) at Minot State University. Toward the completion of the student’s third year of full-time study at Briercrest, the student must apply for admission to the Department of Teacher Education and Human Performance at Minot State University. While the transition from Briercrest College to the Bachelor of Science in Education program is intended to be seamless, entry into the Department of Teacher Education and Human Performance is dependent upon a minimum GPA of 2.75 at Briercrest College and the successful completion of several additional criteria.

Credit Hours: 151

Section A: Core Courses (27 credit hours)
BLST 111 Introduction to the Old Testament (3)
BLST 109 Introduction to the New Testament (3)
BLST 200+ or CM 101 Foundations of Church Ministry or THEO 200+ (3)
BLST 300+ elective (3)
HIS 237 History of Christianity I (3)
HIS 238 History of Christianity II (3)
IDST 200 Int. Studies: Modernity and Postmodernity (3) or IDST 300 Christianity and the Natural Sciences (3)
THEO 112 Introduction to Spiritual Theology (3)
THEO 115 Introduction to Christian Theology (3)

Section B: English Composition and Communications Requirements (9 credit hours)
ENG 100 Literature and Composition I (3)
ENG 101 Literature and Composition II (3)
COMM 104 Public Speaking (3)

Section C: Humanities and Social Science Requirements (21 credit hours)
ADM 367 Principles of Leadership and Administration (3)
HIS 100 Issues in World History I, HIS 101 Issues in World History II, HIS 210 American History to 1865, or HIS 211 American History Since 1865 (3)
NTST 110 Introduction to Native Studies or HIS/NTST 430 Native-Newcomer Relations in Canada (3)
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy II (3)
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology I (3)
Elective: (3)
   ENG 210 British Literature Survey I
   ENG 211 British Literature Survey II
   ENG 322 World Literatures in English
   GER 100 German I
   HIS 100 Issues in World History I
   HIS 101 Issues in World History II
   HIS 200 Canadian History to Confederation
   HIS 201 Canadian History Since Confederation
   HIS 210 American History to 1865
   HIS 211 American History since 1865
   THEA 221 Acting I
Social Sciences Elective: (3)
   ECON 100 Microeconomics
   GEOG 100 Physical Geography of Canada I: Earth Science
   SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology I

Section D: Mathematics Requirements (3 credit hours)
MATH 101 Introduction to Finite Mathematics (3)

Section E: Science Requirement (3 credit hours)
BIOL 115 Human Structure and Function (3)

Section F: Professional Education Requirements (9 credit hours)
EDUC 322 Exceptional Children (3)
EDUC 471 Educational Psychology (3)
PSY 382 Psychology of Human Development: Adolescents (3)

Section G: Kinesiology Requirements (18 credit hours)
KIN 161 Foundations of Sport and Kinesiology (3)
KIN 234 Nutrition (3)
KIN 262 Physical Activity and Wellness (3)
KIN 340 Psychology of Sport and Exercise (3)
KIN 364 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3)
KIN 380 Motor Development (3)

PRT 400 Senior Portfolio (non-credit)
SL 1-2 Service and Experiential Learning (non-credit)
SLE 1 Service and Experiential Learning (non-credit)
First Aid and CPR Certification

MSU (61 credit hours): Application to the Teacher Education Program will take place in the student’s final year at BCS.


Lori Peters
Lori Peters MSc
Instructor in Kinesiology
Ellery Pullman
Ellery Pullman PhD
Professor of Psychology and Educational Leadership
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