K-12: Physical Education

K-12: Physical Education

The K–12 physical education content area consists of the requirements for K–12 licensure plus three graduate-level courses and 18 undergraduate courses in biology, chemistry, food and nutrition, and exercise and sport science.

You must complete all required courses in your content area prior to beginning the master’s-level course sequence. Upon admission, you will work with an adviser to tailor a course sequence to fit your individual needs.


  • EDUC 7840: Student Teaching and Seminar in PE: Elementary
  • EDUC 7860: Student Teaching and Seminar in PE: Secondary
  • EDUC 7762: Special methods: Grades 7-12 Teaching of Physical Education


  • BIOL 2510: Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 2520: Human Physiology
  • CHEM 1010: General Chemistry for Health Sciences or CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I
  • EXSS 1001: First Aid Responding to Emergencies
  • EXSS 1010: Jazz Dance
  • EXSS 2750: Introduction to Exercise and Sport Science
  • EXSS 2800: Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise and Sport Science
  • EXSS 3050: Teaching Elementary Physical Education
  • EXSS 3060: Individual Sports Techniques
  • EXSS 3080: Team Sports Techniques
  • EXSS 3100: History and Philosophy of Sport and Physical Education
  • EXSS 3350: Kinesiology and Biomechanics
  • EXSS 3450: Exercise Physiology
  • EXSS 3510: Developmental Adapted Physical Education
  • EXSS 3600: Physical Education Organization, Administration and Programming
  • EXSS 3610: Motor Learning
  • EXSS 3750: Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • FSNU 2200: Food, Nutrition and You or FSNU 3000: Nutrition

Courses numbered below 5000 are undergraduate courses; courses 5000 and above are graduate courses. For detailed course descriptions, visit the Graduate Academic Catalog or the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.