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BSE - Undergraduate

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BSE - Health + Physical Education

As students grow and develop, they need great teachers along the way to help them establish healthy lifestyles and integrate fitness into their daily lives. Get your degree in health and physical education at Emporia State University and help make the future a healthier place! Learn the most current practices in the fields of physical education and health education, including embedded technology and instruction in online teaching. Benefit from great partnerships with neighboring school districts and the high placement rates that come from being a Hornet.

Put it all together

Beginning with your freshman year, you’ll have abundant hands-on teaching experiences with school-aged children and youth. Participate in professional organizations, workshops, conferences, study abroad and research – all of which are done in close partnership with faculty. Join our active Wellness Education Club, which will provide you with many opportunities for personal growth, campus involvement and coordination of service projects.

What can you do with this degree?

This degree prepares students to teach PreK-12 students in the areas of health + physical education.

Degree requirements

For a list of courses, see the degree requirements.pdf.

Students participating in Health and Fitness Class

You have support

At Emporia State University, we’re here to help you achieve your educational and career goals. All new ESU students are automatically members of the Stinger Success Program.

Stinger Success Program

Additional information

How to become a teacher through Emporia State University

The teacher education program available for students wanting to teach at the secondary level – meaning junior high, middle, or high school – is a joint responsibility of this department and the department overseeing middle and secondary education. Learn more about what is involved in becoming a health + physical education teacher.

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Health, Physical Education, + Recreation
Emporia State University
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