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Physical Education / School Health (K-12)

Physical Education / School Health (K-12)

Students graduating from this program will receive a B.S. in Physical Education/ School Health (PK-12).The program of study in physical education and school health is designed to prepare students at the undergraduate level for entry into the field of physical education and health for PK-12. Students are prepared for teaching in local, regional, U.S. mainland, Department of Defense, and other schools where physical education and health are taught.


(Total: 139 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (55 credit hours): Each student must fulfill the General Education requirements as listed in the Academic Rules and Regulations section of this catalogue. The following are requirements for this major that fulfill certain General Education Requirements: EN111, CO210, MA110 or MA161a or MA165, CF231, BI124/124L, HI211, and PY101. A grade of “C” or better must be earned in these courses.

Professional Education Requirements (34 credit hours): ED110 or ED403, ED192, ED201, ED300, ED451, ED462, ED473, ED489, PE 492b (student teaching). A grade of “C” or better is required in each of these courses.

Specialization Requirements (50 credits hours):  HS 131 or HS 132, HS 200, HS/PE 322, HS/PE 324, HS/SW355, PE109, PE124, PE125, PE214, PE212, PE220, PE251, PE312, PE326, PE352, and PE392a concurrently, PE353 and PE392b concurrently, PE426 and PE454/G. A grade of “C” or better must be earned in all requirements for the major. A minimum GPA in the major of 2.75 and 2.7 overall is required for graduation.


By the completion of the program, students will be able to:
  1. Apply discipline- specific scientific and theoretical knowledge;
  2. Demonstrate skill competence and fitness competence;
  3. Plan and implement developmentally correct and sequential learning experiences aligned to learning objectives, state, and national standards to meet the needs of diverse learners;
  4. Use effective communication and pedagogical skills to enhance learning and student engagement;
  5. Utilize assessments and the reflective cycle to foster learning and guide instructional decisions;
  6. Demonstrate appropriate professional dispositions when interacting with students, colleagues, administrators, and in the community.

Adopted from NASPE 2008 Initial Physical Education Teacher Education Standards

What careers are available to someone with a degree in Physical Education?

  1. Adult Educators
  2. Athletic Trainers
  3. Coaches and Scouts
  4. Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers
  5. Massage Therapists
  6. Recreational Therapists

Physical Education / School Health (K-12) is a Undergraduate Degrees program in the College of Natural & Applied Sciences