Physical Education Degree Program

Do you believe education and physical activity are important? Turn your passion for wellness and your desire to teach into a career through CMU’s Physical Education major. This program will pair health sciences and practical teaching skills to provide you with the professional experience needed for success. You will not only make a difference in the lives of those you educate, but also feel satisfaction and accomplishment while doing so.

This degree program leads to Missouri Teaching Certification in grades K-12.

Physical Education Degree Program Offerings

This program is offered at the following locations:

Residential Campus

About This Program

The Physical Education major prepares you to be a leader in education as you promote healthy, active lifestyles. Through classes that focus around physical and cognitive concepts, you will gain abilities schools look for through classroom and hands-on learning experiences. Our program is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

As a CMU Physical Education major, you will have opportunities to:

  • take classes such as Classroom Management, Teaching Team and Individual Sports, Nutrition and Athletic Performance, Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, and Physiology of Exercise
  • gain knowledge and proficiency in developing lesson plans, and physical education and health strategies
  • take part in hands-on learning during projects, labs, athletic events, and off-campus practicum experiences
  • build a skill set that prepares you for a successful career in physical education, as well as other areas of athletics, such as coaching and athletics administration
  • receive the preparation needed to earn an advanced degree

Degrees Available

  • Bachelor of Science in Education, Physical Education - Fayette Campus

Other CMU Education Degrees

Admission Requirements

Admission to CMU is selective. Our admission staff carefully reviews and evaluates each application on an individual basis. Please review all requirements prior to applying for admission.

CMU Admission Requirements

After being accepted to CMU, students wishing to pursue a degree in Education must meet the additional requirements for full acceptance into the program.

Education Admission Requirements