Bachelor of Science in Education in Physical Education

It was in P.E. that we learned teamwork and the importance of exercise. We learned the rules to our favorite sports, and we learned about sportsmanship. We learned to congratulate a team who won the game, and to encourage a team who did not. We learned to play to each others' strengths. And we learned to survive mat burns, jammed fingers, and the collective, aromatic stew of unwashed bodies in enclosed spaces.

DSU's Bachelor of Science in Physical Education prepares you to teach P.E. at any level from kindergarten through high school, and it also provides the courses for a Educational Technology Endorsement. You will even be able to add an additional minor of your choice! While studying at DSU, you will learn to use our new Human Performance lab to study how the body performs under the stresses of sport and exercise.

Finally, if you like, DSU offers the coaching endorsements necessary to continue to lead and train students in after-school sports.

Possible Job Titles:

  • Physical Education Teacher at the elementary, middle school, or high school level
  • Motor Development Specialist
  • Movement Education Specialist
  • Athletic Director
  • Students may also receive a coaching endorsement by taking the theory course, e.g., basketball, football, track and field, softball/baseball and volleyball

Job Outlook:


What are the benefits of a DSU Degree?

  • Class size/personal attention (Faculty-Student ratio):
    • I would guess that it's about a 15 - 1 ratio
  • Cool facts or interesting things about this major:
    • This major prepares students to pursue a number of job interests as noted above as well as preparing students for graduate school.
  • Integrated Technology:
    • Technology is integrated into the methods courses including a class called Technology Integration in which students are assigned a video editing project applicable to their area.
  • Special Facilities:
    • A Human Performance lab in which fitness testing is taught to students.
  • What type of special opportunities can students take part in? (i.e. scholarships, grants, research opportunities, internships, clubs, organizations, etc.):
    • Opportunities to help faculty write grants and conduct research as well as Level III and a 10-week student teaching opportunity in the public schools. Student will teach at two different levels (elementary, middle or high school) during their teaching experiences.

Read more about the course requirements for Physical Education, B.S.E. at DSU.

Last Updated: 9/19/12