Physical Education B.A.Sc.

Program Type
Bachelor of Applied Science
Applied Human Sciences
College of Education and Human Service Professions

About this Program

Are you passionate about outdoor pursuits, fitness activities, dance and rhythmic activities, aquatics, individual-performance activities, games and sports, lifetime activities, and working with children?  We offer 21st-century physical education at UMD!

The Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Physical Education offers cutting-edge physical education with early and frequent authentic, hands-on teaching experiences that prepare students to be successful in student teaching, as well as in their future teaching careers.

Highlights of the program include:

  • Early and frequent teaching experiences in K-12 settings.
  • Students have various program possibilities at UMD
    • Physical Education (PE)
    • PE and Developmental Adapted Physical Education (DAPE) minor
    • Health and PE (HPE) major
    • Health and PE major, DAPE minor
    • Physical Education Outdoor Education minor (PEOE)
    • Coaching minor
  • Experiences with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Small class sizes allow for more individual attention
  • Faculty challenge students to become knowledgeable, skillful, and effective teachers in a global educational market.

Acquired Skills

  • Eligibility for licensure in Physical Education, grades K-12 in the state of Minnesota
  • Effective lesson plan creation and implementation with state and national standards
  • Evidence-based assessment and evaluation techniques
  • Integration of technology to enhance student learning and instruction

Program Learning Outcomes

Career Possibilities

Entry Level:

  • K-12 Physical Education Teacher (DAPE and/or Health)
  • Health Educator
  • DAPE Specialist
  • Fitness Leader
  • Sports & Recreation Director
  • Coach
  • Outdoor Adventure Specialist

Advanced Degree: 

  • Dean of Students
  • Principal
  • Athletic Director
  • School Counselor
  • Superintendent

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Admissions and Scholarships

Students in CEHSP are eligible for more than 100 scholarships each academic year typically totaling $370,000 annually.  For more information on scholarship opportunities, visit the CEHSP scholarship webpage.

Student Clubs

  • Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Student Organization
  • Education Minnesota Aspiring Educators

Faculty Highlights

  • Actively conduct research
  • Currently or previously licensed in K-12 Physical Education
  • Serve on national, state, and college committees
  • Recipients of national awards in their respective areas of expertise.
  • Recipients of college awards for outstanding teaching, research, advising, and service