BSc in Health Sciences - Physical Education

General

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree has been a part of NAU’s heritage from its earliest years. Those who earn this degree will be ready to launch a career in this essential part of community and country—the education of young people, the breath of the future.

This program is nationally recognized by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

This program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Health Sciences - Physical Education?

Physical education in K-12 schools is heralded as a critical component of public health and physical activity promotion. The focus of this program is to prepare graduates to have immediate success teaching physical education to K-12 youth as well as to promote physical activity among youth and school communities. Graduates will be eligible for an Arizona secondary credential in physical education with a K-12 endorsement in physical education.

The program is part of Northern Arizona University's NCATE accredited Professional Education Unit. This physical education program is the only Arizona physical education teacher education program that is recognized by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).

Career opportunities that might be pursued:

  • Community health educator
  • Interscholastic athletics coach
  • Physical education teacher
  • School health teacher

With further education, one of these paths is possible:

  • Athletics administrator
  • Principal
  • School psychologist
  • Counselor

University Requirements

To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.

  • All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
  • All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
  • At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
  • At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff
Last updated May 2020

About the School

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Northern Arizona University is a public university offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees of high quality and societal value. As a student, you are at the center of the NAU experience, which is guided by a dedicated and distinguished faculty committed to teaching, individual engagement, and research excellence. Read less