Bachelor of Science in Education- Physical Education

Students earning a major in physical education will be prepared to teach physical education pre-kindergarten through grade twelve as well as coach in an area of athletics. In addition to the core, students must complete either an emphasis area or a minor.  Emphasis areas include:  Coaching, Group Fitness, Dance and Rhythms, and Strength and Conditioning.  Students choosing to complete a minor must select one from a discipline appropriate to teacher preparation.  Professional Education courses are required for all students.


 General Education Requirements* (47-53 hours)

 Basic Skills (12 hours)

General Education Electives (35-41 hours)

     Sciences** (9 hours) 

     Social Studies (3 hours) 

     Political Studies (3 hours)

     Producing and Consuming (5-6 hours)

     Fine Arts and Aesthetic Studies (2-3 hours)

     Cultural Studies (3-5 hours)

     Health and Well-Being (4-6 hours)

     Human Heritage (6 hours)


*See General Education Requirements for Students Preparing to Teach Secondary School for a list of specific courses. Also Scholastic Achievement in Common Core for admission to teacher education for secondary teaching majors.

**BIOL 111/112 General Biology and Laboratory required.


The following 40-41 hour core is the minimum for the major in physical education.