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.