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Physical education teachers instruct students about sports, physical development, health and proper nutrition. They show students not only how to play various sports, but also how physical activity benefits overall health.
Enrollment Services

Physical Education

Degree options
The teaching degree offered by Minot State University is a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Physical Education. Other options include:

Is Physical Education right for you?
Teaching is both rewarding and challenging. Physical Education teachers need to be physically fit and active, have good communication skills, and be able to maintain discipline while making sure students have fun. PE teachers, especially those who coach athletics, often work nights and weekends.

Coursework

Course Catalog

Admission requirements
Teacher education programs are selective. Admission requirements include:

Student teaching
All physical education students are required to complete 16 weeks of student teaching. As a student teacher you'll be responsible, as much as is appropriate, for the cooperating teacher's entire class load. See here for more information about student teaching.

Employment outlook
Minot State University has more alumni teaching in North Dakota than any other college or university. Employment opportunities are expected to grow about as fast as average for most occupations in the coming decade.

Teacher Education and Human Performance Department
Our well-qualified instructors are sought after for their scholarly expertise and their contributions to the community. We provide the academic training and field experience you'll need for a career as a physical education teacher.

College of Education and Health Sciences
Minot State's College of Education and Health Sciences is internationally known for producing quality professionals and pre-professionals in education, human service and health sciences. All education programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education.

To learn more, visit our Teacher Education and Human Performance Department web site. Better yet, schedule a campus visit so we can meet face-to-face and show you around.

Contact Information
David Rochholz, Ed. D
Professor and Chair
Human Performance Department
College of Education and Health Sciences
Phone: 701-858-3277 or 1-800-777-0750 ext. 3277
david.rochholz@minotstateu.edu