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Physical Education Teaching Major

The Sport Science and Physical Education department at Idaho State University offers a baccalaureate degree in Physical Education with a teaching emphasis. In completing the program, candidates will gain skills necessary to become qualified Physical Education teachers. Learning goals for Physical Education teaching candidates include:

B.S. Physical Education, with a Physical Education Emphasis

Preparing professional educators to teach physical education and management.

  • Physical Education Graduation Requirements
  • Physical Education Core (9 credits)
  • Teaching Emphasis (41 credits)
    • Objective 1:  Develop teaching skills in a variety of physical activities (10 credits)
    • Objective 2:  Understand the basic foundations of human activity (10 credits)
    • Objective 3:  Develop skills required for teaching physical education (9 credits)
    • Objective 4:  Understand and develop general pedagogical skills and teacher effectiveness (14 credits)

(Completed by K-12 Teacher Certification in Physical Education)

Community Sport Programs

Meets NASPE Content Standards in Physical Education


ISU Catalog, Physical  Education

Physical Education Coursework

Physical Education Prerequisites

Physical Education Portfolio Requirements


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