The Physical Education program works to support prospective teachers to learn the knowledge and skills to be effective Physical Education teachers in local K-12 schools (education track) or in informal education settings (lifelong learning track). Coursework includes biology and physiology, P.E. Theory, methods, and application courses as well as options for courses focused on coaching, exercise science, athletic training, and nutrition.

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Degree Facilitator: Patricia Lanier, M.A.
Program Coordinator: Janet Andreasen, Ph.D.

Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science

Teacher Education (BS) – Physical Education

The Teacher Education BS – Physical Education program offers students the option of two tracks: Education and Lifelong Learning (non-certification). The Education Track is appropriate for students interested in opportunities for employment with formal, K-12 schools that require certification. The Lifelong Learning Track is appropriate for students seeking opportunities for employment outside formal, K-12 schools that do not require certification.

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The Teacher Education BS Physical Education Track meets the educational eligibility criteria for certification in Physical Education (K-12) in the State of Florida. Graduates of this Florida state-approved teacher preparation program will qualify for a Professional Florida Educator's Certificate. Graduates of the program who wish to teach in another U.S. state or country may require additional eligibility criteria to qualify for licensure and/or certification in those locations. We are unable to confirm the licensure and/or certification requirements of other states or countries. Therefore, if you intend to pursue such credentialing in another state or elsewhere, it is advised that you to contact the applicable state or country credentialing authority to familiarize yourself with its specific requirements and determine if this program meets the applicable eligibility criteria. If you have additional questions in this regard, please contact to assist you in your career planning.

Undergraduate Minor

Physical Education

The Physical Education minor is intended for non-Physical Education majors. It is well suited for College of Community Innovation and Education, School of Teacher Education students majoring in another secondary/K-12 content area, Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education. It is also intended to provide for university students outside the School of Teacher Education (such as students enrolled in Kinesiology, Biology, or Athletic Training) a limited but substantial experience in the field of professional education.This minor is not available to students in pending status in a School of Teacher Education major.

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