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Health And Physical Education PK-12 Teaching Field Endorsement

The Health and Physical Education PK-12 Teaching Field Endorsement allows students to be qualified to teach at the secondary level in the public or private sector. The endorsement requires 62 hours of specialized coursework for initial certification. Because of the close partnerships with surrounding school districts, University of Nebraska at Kearney students have the opportunity to complete interactive experiences to practice teaching in a variety of health education settings beginning their freshman year. UNK believes in the value of hands-on learning and helps to guide students in these field experiences throughout their collegiate career to develop quality educators who make a difference in the lives of students.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES WITH THIS DEGREE

  • Teacher in Health Education and/or Physical Education
  • Coach
  • Work at a recreational facility in the area of Health and Physical Activity
Alex Steele
"I graduated from UNK in 2015. I am currently teaching Kindergarten through 5th grade Physical Education at Alcott Elementary in Hastings, NE. I am very happy I chose the Physical Education program at UNK as it has provided me with the best preparation in becoming a Physical Educator, while also providing me with a vast amount of quality professional and educational experiences. I was able to earn my teaching job and continue to grow as an educator thanks to the program and it’s fantastic staff of professors who provided their students with a positive, nurturing, and passionate educational experience."

Alex Steele

Alcott Elementary, Hastings, NE