The Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education major prepares future educators for teaching students in Health (grades 5-12) and Physical Education (grades K-12) about how to live a physically active and health enhancing lifestyle.

Admission to Major

All students seeking a teaching license must meet and maintain the requirements to be admitted into professional education.

About the Program

The Health and Physical Education major prepares teacher candidates to effectively teach K-12 students about physical and health literacy to ensure these students have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a health enhancing physically active lifestyle.

Curriculum and Experiences

The curriculum offers teacher candidates hands-on learning geared toward standards-based instruction in School Health and Physical Education to meet the needs of all students.

Get Involved

There are a variety of ways to get involved at the campus, local/state, and national levels.

Career Information

Students who complete their degree in Health and Physical Education predominantly work in an educational setting teaching health education at the middle school or high school level and/or physical education at the elementary, middle, or high school levels.


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