The physical education minor offers foundational experience in methods teaching physical activities in an educational setting. This minor will not result in a Minnesota physical education teaching license.
Why should I study physical education?
As an ambassador for health and wellness, you’ll promote benefits of wellness and physical activity, including better motor skills and fitness, nutrition, character development, teamwork, and enjoyment of leisure time.
What can I do with this degree?
Our alumni have continued on to study:
- Educational administration
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Public health (epidemiology, environmental health, etc.)
- Special education
What skills will I develop?
- Critical thinking
- Effective collaboration and communication with others
- Mechanics of human physiology and movement
- Methods of teaching
- Understanding cognitive and physical development
- Coaching teams in learning the sport and in competitive play
- Integration of Christian faith with scientific and ethical study
- Classroom management
- Addressing and promoting the health of the whole person
What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?
We encourage you to combine your knowledge and skills in health education with your major of study in your experiences inside and outside the classroom.
0 students in both majors
0% of grads applying for license in the past five years are currently teaching
Bethel did a great job of preparing me for my future teaching career! The professors truly cared about me and supported and encouraged me through out the whole program. After college they helped me get my first job!Rachel Bekius '13
High school Health/P.E./DAPE teacher at Milaca
Professors showed me that following God’s plan will look different for each of us...they helped me discover my talents and abilities, and equipped me with the skills necessary to succeed in all areas of my life.Kailey Eid '16
Health and Physical Education Teacher at UBAH Medical Academy
The road to my career in education and coaching was paved at Bethel. Bethel provided me with professional educators and coaches who had a passion for their work and a commitment to modeling their faith.Peter Haugen '91
Current job: Head Football Coach, Gustavus Adolphus College (MN)