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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:

  • Education
  • Educational administration
  • Ministry
  • Nutrition
  • 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

You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in the R.E.A.L. Experience—a program specifically designed to help you gain the relevant, hands-on experience employers desire—so that when you graduate, you’ll be as impressive in practice as you are on paper.

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.


exercise science students who won first place awards at the American College of Sports Medicine Northland Chapter’s Research Symposium


of grads applying for license in the past five years are currently teaching

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