The Physical Education Major at BHSU focuses on understanding how the human body moves in order to help others develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to live active, healthy lifestyles. Well-qualified faculty help students develop performance and teaching skills needed to create, teach and assess physical education lessons in any grade from kindergarten through grade twelve. Graduates are well prepared for classrooms.
This program is an accredited program with national recognition.
National Association of Sport and Physical Education
With a degree in Physical Education, you will be able to
Share your experiences in play, games, sports, and adventure activities
Study in the state-of-the-art Young Center facility
Access the only kinesthetic learning lab in the region
Live your passion for an active lifestyle that allows you to be outdoors in the Black Hills
Positively impact the lives of youth
Additional opportunities are to explore a PE minor, a health minor, or an athletic coaching minor, which are applicable in all K-12 environments. Health and Physical Education is more important than ever before, from early childhood to older adults. The intent of the health minor is to allow students the opportunity to explore topics related to human health and well-being. The athletic coaching minor prepares students to coach school or community sports, while also learning about the prevention and care of athletic injuries. Each major and minor aims to prepare graduates to be lifelong participants in and advocates for healthy living.
Physical Education Major Course Requirements*
Required Core - 46 semester hours
4 EXS 250 - Human Anatomy & Physiology & 250L Lab
3 EXS 354 - Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries & 354L Lab
1 HLTH 251 - First Aid & CPR
3 HLTH 420 - K-12 Methods of Health Instruction
3 HLTH 422 - Nutrition
1 PE 121 - Intermediate Swimming (level 4)
2 PE 180 - Foundations of HPER
3 PE 181 - Fundamentals of Elementary PE & 181L Lab
1 PE 201 - Professional Preparation: Gymnastics
1 PE 204 - Professional Preparation: Rhythm & Dance