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Physical Education

Physical Education (BSPE)
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Instill the importance of physical activity

Our bachelor’s degree in Physical Education (BSPE) will prepare you to pursue a career in teaching physical education in schools from kindergarten through high school.

The P.E. program prepares you to teach children in a variety of urban and suburban educational settings, including both public and private elementary and high schools. You’ll learn theoretical principles of education, teaching techniques and curriculum development. Through our physical education degree program, you’ll also participate in field experiences in local schools and student teach in order to gain hands-on experience.



  • Adolescent and Adult Development
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Fitness and Conditioning
  • Kinesiology
  • Managerial Concepts and Practices
  • Personal and Community Health
  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Principles of Marketing

Career Options

Common Career Areas

  • Athletic coaching
  • Education
  • Fitness programming
  • Marketing
  • Outdoor education
  • Personal training
  • Recreation center management
  • Sports events planning
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of Physical Education graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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