Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Physical Education Major

Major Requirements

This major prepares students for Minnesota licensure to teach physical education in grades K-12. To be eligible to complete this major, the student must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program.

The requirements for a major in physical education are 68 credits:

Physical Education Courses
BIOL 101General Biology 14
HLTH 141Personal and Social Health 14
HLTH 143First Aid and CPR: Emergency Response 12
PED 200Foundations in Physical Education2
PED 230Motor Development2
PED 251Adapted Physical Education2
PED 255Teaching Motor Skills4
PED 301Elementary Physical Education2
PED 317Teaching Assistant in Physical Education1
PED 320Curriculum and Assessment in Physical Education4
FND 321Nutrition 14
PED 362Fitness Assessment and Technology2
EDUC 321Methods of Teaching in PE (required methods of teaching course)4
Successful completion of the Secondary/K-12 curriculum coursework31
Total Hours68

Students double majoring in physical education and health education are allowed to double count BIOL 101 General Biology, HLTH 141 Personal and Social Health and HLTH 143 First Aid and CPR: Emergency Response, and FND 321 Nutrition.

Degree and Graduation Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements listed above, all students must complete the graduation requirements specified for their degree.  See the Degree and Graduation Requirements section for more information.