Physical Education Teacher Education

Physical Education, B.S.

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College of Education
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875 Perimeter Drive MS3080
Moscow, ID 83844-3080 

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Boise, ID 83702

Teaching for Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programming

Become a certified K-12 physical education teacher and teach youths to be fit and active through physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. Learn to improve their fitness and health through games, dance, sports and other physical activities while taking courses that blend classroom teaching and hands-on learning. Develop leadership skills to provide and facilitate physical activity opportunities throughout the school day and beyond.

Fast Facts

  • NCATE and State of Idaho approved
  • Students have a 100% pass rate on the Praxis exam
  • Graduates experience a 92% hiring rate
  • Students have clinical experiences at elementary, middle and high school levels prior to their internships
  • K-12 physical education teacher
  • Comprehensive school physical activity director


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Job Placement

Our graduates experience a 92% hiring rate.

Degree Roadmap Students who graduate with a degree in B.S. Physical Education Teacher Education will complete 129 required credits toward the degree in addition to U-Idaho core requirements. Download the standard 4 year plan checksheet.
Degree Prep If you enjoy physical activity and also working with children, you may be interested in a degree in physical education. Experience working with children in physical activity environments can help you know if this degree is a good fit for you.
  • Edith Betts Graduate Physical Education Scholarship
  • Katy Rae Boyer Scholarship
  • Shane Dines Memorial Physical Education Scholarship
  • HPERD Scholarship
  • Bonnie Hulstrand Scholarship
  • Eric Kirkland Scholarship
  • Elsie Krey & Richard Matthews Scholarship
  • Clem Parberry Memorial
  • Bill and Diane Stoneman Scholarship 

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Hands-On Learning

As a student in the College of Education, you can learn, play and work on a residential campus. We offer unique opportunities by engaging you in practica at the elementary, middle and high school levels prior to your 120-hour internship/student teaching. Students also work specifically with individuals with disabilities.

We will develop your leadership and collaborative skills to enhance physical activity throughout the school day and in the community.  Students work with school administrators to deliver workshops for classroom teachers and provide organized activity before school and during recess.  You will also collaborate with City of Moscow officials to help deliver Safe Routes to School.   


  • Physical Education Majors club and Phi Delta Kappan.
Internships All students must complete a student teaching internship before completing their degree. Learn more about student teaching internships.