Develop, teach and promote fitness and wellness programs.

Students learn to use exercise, sport, games, and dance in age-appropriate programs for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. Through a multidisciplinary approach, students gain the skills necessary to work with individuals and diverse groups in a variety of settings such as schools, community health centers, hospitals, recreation centers, and the workplace.

Students may specialize as coaches, teachers, or adapted physical educators. A teaching practicum and field experience are required.


» View the Minor in Physical Education plan of study

B.S. in Physical Education Programs

» View the B.S. in Physical Education plan of study

» View the Physical and Health Education: Dual Certification plan of study

M.A. in Physical Education Programs

» View the M.A. in Physical Education (GATE) plan of study

» View the M.A. in Physical Education plan of study (Non-Certification)

Advanced Certificate Program

This certificate program requires 15 credits beyond the master’s degree. Six credits must be in approved advanced courses.


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