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Health and Physical Education Grades K-12

School of Sport Sciences


Our courses take you beyond theory and into the classroom and onto the playing field. Your coursework prepares you to:

  • Acquire scientific and theoretical concepts to teach physical education
  • Teach fundamental motor skills
  • Teach nutrition and how to prevent obesity
  • Develop skills and competencies in multiple sport and leisure activities

And you get to share your excitement with K-12 students. A 15-week internship lets you work with elementary and either middle or high school students.

From the first day, you engage in active learning. Classes are filled with peer teaching opportunities and hands-on assignments, such as designing exercises. Classwork prepares you to address human sexuality in a public school class. You’ll be capable of helping youngsters gain an appreciation for healthy eating too.

Health and Physical Education Accreditation


Our program is a double major leading to a BS degree.

Health and Physical Education Four Year Plan

After you complete 45 credit hours, you officially apply to the Health and Physical Education Teacher Education Program

You conclude with a full semester of student teaching. You get experience in elementary, middle and high schools, qualifying you to teach any age from K-12.