Kinesiology and Sport Sciences Department

Health and Physical Education

For students wishing to pursue careers as teachers.  The Department has designed programs of study that lead to three separate Subject Endorsements, or one Field Endorsement in Health and Physical Education.  These degree options prepare students for exciting and rewarding careers as educators.

In many ways, this is an exciting time to become a teacher in Physical Education and Health.  Currently, the United States is feeling the effects of a "fitness" boom.  Most Americans now realize the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle.  With this knowledge, many parents have become allies of Health and Physical Educators, and are pushing for more opportunities for their children to exercise in school.  It is also an exciting time to be a Health or Physical Educator due to the recent upsurge in teaching positions available.  The advent of the "Rule of 85" in Nebraska has left many school districts scrambling to replace retiring teachers.  Placement of our graduates the last two years has been outstanding.  We invite you to become a part of the excitement!

Major in Physical Education

Minor in Physical Education

  • Minimum Required for Minor:  24 Hours
  • See Department Chair for Course Requirements

PE Courses
REC Courses