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Physical Education, grades K-12

Our physical education program will provide you with the knowledge of the workings of the human body as well as insight into leading your own classroom to ensure you are well-prepared to teach physical education classes for children of all ages. With a degree in physical education, you will be eligible to seek Tennessee state teaching licensure for grades K-12. In addition to your time spent in the classroom, you will also spend a semester student teaching at a local school to gain hands-on practical teaching experience.

This major is also available as an add-on endorsement. 

You will take courses including:

• Movement education
• Educational Psychology
• Measurement and evaluation
• Adaptive Physical Education and Recreation
• Curriculum development in Physical Education

What can you become with this degree?

• Elementary gym teacher
• Middle school gym teacher
• High school gym teacher
• Secondary school athletic coach