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BSE - Physical Education

Physical Education (Grades PreK-12)

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BSE - Physical Education

Program description

The Bachelor of Science in Education program is designed primarily to prepare a student for PreK-12 grade teaching in the discipline of physical education. Students in this program are encouraged to provide service to society, apply interdisciplinary scholarly knowledge, engage in effective practice, respond to uncertainty and change, rely on self-reflection, and belong to a professional community.

Throughout the program, the student majors are provided with abundant hands-on experiences teaching at the PreK-12 levels. The final teaching experience is during the final semester when they enter student teaching.

What can you do with this degree?

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

How do you become a physical education teacher through ESU?

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 physical education teacher.

Degree requirements

See complete degree requirements for a BSE in Physical Education.

You can also pursue a BSE in Physical Education with Health Education.pdf as a second teaching field.

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Department of Health, Physical Education, & Recreation
Emporia State University
1 Kellogg Circle
Campus Box 4036
Emporia, KS 66801


Department of Health, Physical Education, & Recreation
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1720 Morse Road
HPER Building
Main Office, Rm 219