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Health and Physical Education

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The Health and Physical Education certificate program is a fully accredited teacher certification program that prepares you to teach K-12 physical education. To complete this program you will fulfill curriculum requirements for the B.S. in Kinesiology (Health and Physical Education Option).

The curriculum allows a broad exploration of subject area, but is flexible enough to provide additional areas of study in teaching, coaching, athletic training, and endorsement in adapted physical education.

Undergraduate students apply for admission to the Health and Physical Education teacher certification program in January of their sophomore year. Admission requirements include the completion of an admission portfolio, confirmation of a BCI, and passing the Praxis I test.  A personal interview is also required. Beginning in the junior year, students accepted in the program will have a a variety of practicum experiences in school settings.

Successful completion of the B.S. in Kinesiology curriculum, the Health and Physical Education certificate program, and passing the Praxis II exams lead to teacher certification.


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