The undergraduate program in health and physical education empowers graduates to encourage children to lead healthy and active lives through health and physical education programs. Students in this program graduate with a bachelor of science degree in secondary education, with licensure in physical education and health education.

Career Opportunities

Student working with kindergarten children on physical education in Myers Field House

With a degree in health and physical education, you'll be prepared to teach health and/or physical education in kindergarten to 12th grade.

Our graduates work in a variety of settings such as:

  • schools
  • fitness centers and training rooms
  • health care facilities
  • camps
  • nonprofit organizations

Real-World Experiences

Health and physical education students in a circle holding hands with children outside on the track during a kids activity

Through classroom and field experiences, you'll not only be ready to empower children to lead healthy and active lives, but develop skills in collaboration, motivation, program planning, social and cultural diversity, technology, and more.

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Health and Physical Education, BS

See all program requirements including general education classes, courses within the major, and a sample four-year plan.

Minor in Developmental Adapted Physical Education

If you're thinking of a minor in Developmental Adapted Physical Education (DAPE), these are the required courses.

Physical Education Teacher Education, Graduate CertificateComputer screen.

This graduate certificate program provides the professional who already holds licensure in physical education with additional knowledge to further their abilities as a current teacher and expand on their education.