Physical Education B.A.Sc.

Program Type
Major
Degree
Bachelor of Applied Science
Department
Applied Human Sciences
College:
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 positions.

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
    • PE and Health 
    • PE Health, 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
  • Effective lesson plan creation and implementation with state and national standards
  • Evidence-based assessment and evaluation techniques

Student Learning Outcomes

Career Possibilities

Entry Level:

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

Advanced Degree: 

  • Dean of Students
  • Principal
  • School Counselor
  • Superintendent

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Admissions and Scholarships

Students in CEHSP are eligible to apply for more than 100 scholarships each academic year typically totaling $120,000 annually.  For more information on scholarship opportunities, visit the CEHSP scholarship webpage.

Faculty Highlights

  • Actively conduct research
  • Currently or Previously Licensed in K-12 Physical Education
  • K-12 Administrative experience
  • 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