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Physical Education & Developmental Adapted Physical Education (DAPE)

College of Allied Health and Nursing | Academic Programs

The Bachelor of Science in Physical Education-DAPE major prepares future educators for teaching students in PreK-12 about how to live a physically active and health-enhancing lifestyle.

The Physical Education-DAPE major is the only undergraduate major in Minnesota and the upper Midwest to provide dual teacher licensure leading to a Bachelor of Science degree.

We are so proud to offer this major to help address the current demand for teachers in the area of DAPE in Minnesota. 

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About the Program

The Physical Education-DAPE major prepares teacher candidates to effectively teach PK-12 students, with and without disabilities, about physical literacy to ensure these students have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.

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The DAPE Graduate Certificate provides the professional who already has a physical education teaching degree with the necessary courses to meet the Minnesota standards for teacher licensure in DAPE for grades K-12.


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