Exercise, Sport and Health Sciences: Physical Education Teacher Certification

Teaching the benefits of health and physical activity

Share your love of health and physical activity by becoming a certified physical education teacher. Youth in kindergarten through 12th grade can benefit from your expertise in living a healthy, active lifestyle and learn how to live their best life.

Explore curriculum in movement sciences, including human nutrition and human anatomy, and be on your way to achieving a certification in K-12 physical education. Courses blend classroom teaching and hands-on learning and students may work toward additional certifications.

Wrap up an extensive program exploring exercise and human biomechanics with an internship in physical education teaching and make a lasting impact on the health of youth in America.

This program could be a good fit if you:

  • Want to make a difference in the health of youth of all ages.
  • Enjoy sports and physical activities.
  • Want to teach others how to live healthy, active lives.
  • Want a career with growth opportunities and security.
  • Want a fun work environment with summer flexibility.

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Physical education teacher
  • Health education teacher
  • Middle school or high school coach
  • Athletic director
  • Fitness specialist
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness director
  • Director of worksite or corporate wellness
  • Strength and conditioning coach

Available Online and On-Campus

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