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PETE Program

College of Education
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS2401
Moscow, Idaho 83844
Phone: (208) 885-7921
Fax: (208) 885-5929
Email: movementsciences@uidaho.edu

B.S. Ed. Physical Education


A Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from the University of Idaho will prepare you with the knowledge and skills to teach and promote movement, physical activity, fitness and wellness in elementary and secondary school settings. As a certified K-12 physical education teacher, you'll have the ability to make a positive difference in the wellness of children of all ages and yourself.

hopscotchYou will take courses related to teaching, programming, administering and evaluating skillful movement in sports, lifetime physical activity, physical fitness and dance. You also will learn how to help children and youth develop the critical thinking, decision-making and problem-solving skills needed for healthy lifestyle management.


The program blends classroom teaching and hands-on learning, giving you excellent opportunities to immediately apply classroom theory and to practice your newly acquired skills on children and adolescents in authentic K-12 school settings. You will have opportunities to develop professionally by participating in a student club and attending professional conferences.