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Health & Physical Education

Health & Physical Education Program at KU

The bachelor's degree in Health and Physical Education at the University of Kansas School of Education prepares individuals to become health and PE teachers at the PK-12 level.

Benefits of the program include:

  • Program Reputation - KU’s bachelor's degree in Health & Physical Education is offered through the KU School of Education, which recently ranked 8th in the nation was according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Public Education Schools. 
  • Early & Often Field Experiences - The teacher education program combines general education courses and professional education coursework with multiple field experiences in rural, urban, and suburban communities.
  • Dual Programming - Coursework fulfills the requirements for a Bachelor's degree as well as initial teaching licensure in Kansas. It's a two-for-one program at KU!
  • Licensure Endorsement Options - Students who successfully complete this program at KU may be eligible to take advantage of licensure endorsements options: TESOL or Special Education.
  • Student Organizations & Networking - Students can actively participate in KU's Rising Educators, a unique, student-led organization focused on professional development, service, and networking for all education majors. 
  • Study Abroad - Program supports unique opportunities for students to acquire the knowledge, skills, & dispositions needed for culturally-responsive teaching. Learn more here.
  • Nationally-accredited Program - The KU School of Education is accredited under the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Standards through the CAEP Accreditation System.

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