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Physical Education Teaching Endorsement

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The Human Performance and Sport Studies Department at Idaho State University offers a teaching endorsement in physical education that will provide you with the skills and knowledge to teach K-12 physical education. Our dedicated professors will instruct you in teaching techniques and physical education content. You will graduate ready to help your students grow and create healthy lives. Join us, and make the world move!

  • Physical education endorsement marketable skills include:
    • Computer-based skills
    • Demonstration and program design implementation
    • First Aid and CPR Certified
    • Health and wellness
    • Human relations
    • Instructional and motivational skills
    • Leadership
    • Verbal and and written communication

Idaho State University Admissions Process

For Undergraduate Students:
  1. Create an account with Idaho State University 

  2. Materials needed include:  

    • Transcripts or GED

    • Official ACT or SAT scores

    • $50 application fee

      (waived for graduates of Idaho high schools)

For Transfer Students:

Must have a 2.0 or better cumulative GPA in fourteen (14) or more credit hours to apply.

  1. Fill out the application 
  2. $50 application fee (waived for graduates of Idaho high schools)
  3. Submit final official transcript(s) from each college attended. If currently attending, in-progress transcripts are accepted, but a final official transcript must be sent upon completion of coursework.

ISU Course Catalog

*Meets SHAPE America Content Standards in Physical Education

Career Opportunities

Graduates with a physical education teaching background could be qualified for the following types of positions:

  • Coach
  • Fitness Instructor
  • K-12 Physical Education Teacher
  • Personal Trainer
  • Preschool Physical Educator
  • Youth-Services Physical Educator