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Physical Education

Program(s) Available: B.S.Ed.

Are you an active person who loves participating in sports and team-building activities? Do you feel called to teach individuals how to maintain a healthy lifestyle through fitness? A physical education major at Northwest prepares students to teach physical education courses at the elementary and secondary levels (kindergarten through 12th grade).

Why Study Physical Education at Northwest

Education majors at Northwest gain profession-based learning experience in the Horace Mann Laboratory School on campus. 

Faculty teach students how to implement lesson plans, create a positive classroom environment, communicate effectively and assess students' progress. 

Career ready

"Faculty, staff, local pastors, the Maryville community and students have their own unique but large roles in why I fell in love with this school." — Hunter David

Career Opportunities

  • Physical education teacher
  • Sports organizer or presenter
  • Physical education college or university trainer
  • Health and wellness coordinator
  • Coach

What Can I Do With a Major in Physical Education?

Horace Mann Laboratory School

Horace Mann Laboratory School, an elementary school on campus, provides clinical teaching opportunities to help students gain profession-based skills. It provides hands-on experiences for students, ensuring graduates are career ready, day one.

Did you know? Northwest faculty maintain close relationships and partnerships with schools across the globe to provide ample learning experiences for students! 

Horace Mann Laboratory School

Hy-Vee Kids Fit

Hy-Vee Kids Fit helps students learn about fitness and fun ways to get active. Student teachers at Northwest participate in this event and guide students through the programming!

Hy-Vee Kids Fit

Martindale Hall Renovation

Martindale Hall, the home of Northwest's School of Health Science and Wellness will have seven new lab spaces through the new renovation, including a Sports Science lab and a Recreation and Abilities lab.

Martindale Hall Renovation
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