Degree type(s): Bachelor's
Degree field(s): Education
Location(s): Bismarck, ND
Program offerings by location and modality are subject to change.
Physical Education Bachelor’s Degree Program
Four year degree; Bachelor of Science (BS)
In the Physical Education (PE) bachelor’s degree program at the University of Mary, you will develop the knowledge and skills to teach at the elementary and/or secondary education levels and become licensed to teach PE. Integrating a liberal arts curriculum with professional preparation, the Physical Education program offers hands-on classroom experience prior to student teaching, including numerous opportunities to peer teach in professional activities classes, practicum, and methods classes.
We strongly encourage all PE students to complete an additional major and/or minor to enhance their career placement opportunities. Within the Physical Education bachelor’s degree program are health education and coaching minors.
The undergraduate Physical Education degree program is offered as a four-year Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Mary’s main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Physical Education Degree Program Highlights
Earn your bachelor’s degree in physical education in an accredited program at one of the most affordable private universities in the nation. In the Physical Education bachelor’s degree program at the University of Mary, you will have many unique, hands-on learning experiences that will enrich your education and your career. You will be able to:
Participate in Supervised Teaching
Participate in supervised teaching situations in local schools from sophomore year through graduation, which help you to gain the confidence and skills to be a successful teacher.
Gain Skills Grounded Christian, Catholic, Benedictine Values
Gain skills for both professional and personal growth in a PE degree curriculum firmly grounded in Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values.
Improve Your Leadership Skills
Take part in an educational leadership conference as well as the Emerging Leaders Academy, a four-year program in educational leadership.
Participate in Research Activities
Participate in mentoring and collaborative research activities with full-time faculty with K–12 teaching experience.
Get Involved in Professional Organizations
Get involved in local and regional professional organizations as either a participant or presenter.
The two things I like most about the Physical Education program at the University of Mary are all of the different opportunities you are presented with and the expertise and guidance from the faculty. Students have many opportunities and chances to practice and teach lesson plans, whether it's for classmates or in different practicums at different local schools. The faculty members throughout the whole process of your education are exceptional; they teach you so many new tips and strategies, and support you 100%.”
The Physical Education Bachelor of Science program includes courses that cover a broad range of topics in education, athletics, teaching methods and strategies.
- BIO 101 - Human Biology
- BIO 101L - Human Biology Laboratory
- BIO 207 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
- BIO 207L - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory or PED 207 - Survey of Human Anatomy
- COM 110 - Oral Communication
- ENG 121 - Composition II
- EDU 200 - Introduction to Education or EDU 202 - Introduction to Teaching for Transfer Students
- EDU 295 - Learners with Exceptional Needs
- EDU 301 - Classroom Management
- EDU 310 - Secondary Practicum I
- EDU 320 - Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
- EDU 367 - Cultural Diversity and Human Relations
- EDU 390 - Diverse Learners Practicum
- EDU 401 - Secondary Practicum II
- EDU 411 - Student Teacher Assessment
- EDU 421 - Instructional Strategies in the Technological Classroom
- EDU 423 - Student Teaching Seminar
- EDU 432 - Student Teaching: Physical Education (Elementary)
- EDU 433 - Student Teaching: Physical Education (Secondary)
- HPS 206 - Medical Terminology
- KIN 235 - Motor Development
- KIN 238 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
- KIN 336 - Exercise Physiology
- KIN 360 - Biomechanics and Kinesiological Studies
- MAT 103 - College Algebra
- PED 105 - Swimming
- PED 157 - CPR/AED First Aid
- PED 159 - Personal and Community Health
- PED 221 - Professional Activities I
- PED 222 - Professional Activities II
- PED 303 - Secondary Methods: Physical Education
- PED 305 - Elementary Physical Education Methods
- PED 313 - Adaptive Physical Education
- PED 339 - Elementary Physical Education Practicum (PED)
- PED 401 - Administration of Physical Education and Sports Programs
- PSY 205 - Educational Psychology
- PSY 267 - Human Sexuality
- HUM 499 - Senior Competency Testing
Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific to each major or academic program.
We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.
Physical Education Program Director
Coaching and Sports Studies Program Director
M.Ed. Phyiscal Education and Atheletic Administration (PEAA) Program Coordinator
Assessment Report Coordinator
Office: BONHL 221
Phone: (701) 355-8357
Email: [email protected]
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How long does it take to earn a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education?
Students at the University of Mary are able to earn their bachelor’s degree in Physical Education in four years.
Am I eligible for licensure to teach after earning my bachelor’s degree in Physical Education?
Yes, after completing our Physical Education Bachelor of Science degree, graduates are eligible for the North Dakota Educator’s Professional License to teach grades K-12.
How do I apply?
Visit umary.edu/apply, email [email protected], or call (701)355-8030.