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Health & Physical Education

Beginning Your Career As A Teacher

Students who graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Health & Physical Education from the University of Kansas will have fulfilled the requirements for the degree as well as Kansas initial teaching license for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The School of Education provides information about the Kansas licensure exams, application process, how to apply from out-of-state, and more. View the licensure page here.

Students interested in careers as a Health & Physical Education (PE) teacher should visit the University Career Center web page for information on career paths, job titles, salary and income levels, and more!

Potential Careers in Health & Physical Education

The Bachelor's degree in Health & Physical Education prepares individuals to work as teachers in the classroom, as well as with other physical education-related settings. Post-graduation position titles could include:

  • Physical Education (PE) Teacher
  • Athletic Coach
  • Mentor
  • Instructional Designer
  • Curriculum Planner
  • Teacher Leader

In addition to these position options, those who choose to pursue and advanced degree after graduation are competitive for many highly-selective master's and doctoral degree programs across the country.

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