Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education Teacher Education

The Physical Education Teacher Education major is designed to provide each student with the necessary content knowledge and instructional skills to become a certified physical educator and coach using an innovative approach based on the latest research and creative thinking.

Physical Education Teacher Bachelor's Degree - Dev

Freshman

Winter (15.5 credits)

Sophomore

Fall (15.5 credits)

Winter (15.0 credits)

Junior
Senior

Winter (12.0 credits)

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PETE Program Overview

The Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) major is designed to provide each student with the necessary content knowledge and instructional skills to become a certified physical educator and coach.

The program uses an innovative approach based on the latest research and creative thinking. Core courses are taught in conjunction with pedagogy (teaching methods) courses, permitting students to see the application to teaching. Students will learn to perform a variety of sport, dance, and recreation activities.

Prerequisites

  1. Declare the Physical Education Pre-Major
    • See a program advisor in the Education Advisement Center (EAC)
  2. Complete a fingerprint background clearance
  3. Complete these courses:
    • NDFS 110 - Essentials of Human Nutrition
    • SFL 210 - Human Development
    • SC ED 353 - Multicultural Education for Secondary Education
  4. Review GPA and ACT/SAT scores with a program advisor

Graduation Requirements

  • 63-66 major credits
  • 12-week student teaching OR full year paid internship
  • Praxis II exam
  • Application for licensure with the Utah State Board of Education

After all the requirements for the Physical Education degree have been completed and diplomas are posted (about 3-4 weeks after graduation), students are recommended for licensure in the state of Utah. The Education Advisement Center will then email students instructions to complete the licensure process with the Utah State Board of Education.

How to Apply

Ensure all program prerequisites are complete

Submit Program Application

  • Register for an account on the MyLink application system
  • Start a Physical Education application
  • Complete the admissions checklist in the application
  • You will need to order a teaching uniform after you have been accepted into the program

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