Physical Education Licensure

B.S. in Physical Education Licensure

Licensure with Endorsement in K-12 Physical Education

A career in physical education is the opportunity to play a major role in the health and well-being of young people on a daily basis. With childhood and adolescent obesity rates affecting about 14.4 million students in the United States, and more challenges than ever affecting children’s mental and emotional health, K-12 physical educators can make a dramatic and positive impact in the lives of their students. Offered through CCU’s School of Education, which has been recognized as a top-ranking undergraduate teaching university (U.S. News and World Report rankings of best colleges and universities), the Physical Education Licensure program equips you with the tools you need to inspire, encourage, and promote a healthy and emotionally well-balanced lifestyle at the elementary, middle, and high school level, all while having fun in the process.

The K-12 Physical Education Licensure Program graduates earn a Bachelor of Science in two majors: one in Kinesiology and Physical Health Education, and a second in K-12 Physical Education Teaching. This program is 120 credit hours and offers supervised clinical practice experiences in elementary, middle, and high school settings. Upon graduation, you will receive a bachelor’s degree and be ready to pursue an Initial Colorado Teacher License with an Endorsement in K-12 Physical Education. If you wish to teach in another state or country, you may pursue a second license for this purpose.

Physical Education in the Christian University

In every course within the School of Education, students are encouraged to not only teach but to model Christian servant leadership in educating the whole child — mind, body, and spirit. Helping young people develop a healthy, active lifestyle through fitness and nutrition at a young age sets children up for success in all areas of their development, with a child’s physical education closely linked to their academic and even spiritual growth. Students in CCU’s Physical Education Licensure Program will be prepared to serve their classrooms and their communities as agents of change, helping to establish attitudes of caring for one’s body for longevity, good health, and being able to care for and serve others.

What can you do with a degree in physical education?

  • Athletic director
  • Athletic coach
  • Sports and recreation management
  • Adventure/outdoor educator
  • Activities director
  • Sports journalist
  • Fitness instructor

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • Introduction to Sports Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Individual and Dual Physical Activities
  • Team Sports and Games
  • Mental Aspects of Sports Performance

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Colorado Christian University offers several academic programs which lead to professional licensure in the state of Colorado and, in some programs, prepare students for a national exam. All students should be aware that states vary in their educational and professional requirements depending on the profession. Some states require specific educational requirements, clinical requirements, accreditation requirements, or exam requirements. See professional licensure disclosures for details.

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