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Physical Education

Are you interested in a college education that teaches you about physical education, exercise science, and sport? With a Physical Education degree from Coe, students can pursue a variety of career paths including Teaching Physical Education, Teaching Health, Coaching, Fitness Development - Strength and Conditioning, Fitness Development - Health Promotion, and it is also possible to create an interdisciplinary major in Sports Management.

TEACHING ENDORSEMENTS

  • Physical Education Endorsement Teaching
    Upon successful completion of the teaching certification courses, and student teaching, students will become certified K-6, 7-12 or K-12 Physical Education teachers. Students take courses in the Physical Education department and the Teacher Education department. Students at Coe have the unique opportunity to get hands on teaching experiences as early as their sophomore year. To get accepted in the Education program students must achieve and maintain a 2.7 GPA, pass a basic skills test, and apply and be accepted into the teacher education program.
  • Health Endorsement Teaching
    Students who are interested in getting a health endorsement on their teaching certificate must first be accepted into the Education program. To get accepted in the Education program students must achieve and maintain a 2.7 GPA, pass a basic skills test, and apply and be accepted into the teacher education program. Students can become certified Health teachers by completing the 6 health courses in the Physical Education Department.

COACHING

  • Coaching Endorsement
    Students who are pursuing a teaching degree can earn a coaching endorsement on their teaching certificate by earning a certification in an academic area, taking PE175 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries and PE 201 Fundamentals of Coaching.  Methods of Coaching particular sports (football, track and field, wrestling, baseball, swimming, basketball, volleyball, etc.) are also offered.
  • Coaching Authorization
    Students who are not planning to become teachers but would like to coach can earn a coaching authorization by taking PE-175 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries and PE 201 Fundamentals of Coaching. Methods of Coaching particular sports (football, track and field, wrestling, baseball, swimming, basketball, volleyball, etc.) are also offered. Once these courses have been completed successfully, students apply to the state for a coaching authorization. Many students begin their coaching careers prior to graduation from college.

FITNESS DEVELOPMENT

Students interested in fitness development take a core set of 8 classes that will develop an understanding of the scientific, physical, social and psychological foundation of movement. Students then choose to focus on Strength and Conditioning, Health and Wellness, or a combination of both. Many students combine this course work with an internship.

  • Fitness Development - Strength and Conditioning
    Students interested in the Strength and Conditioning tract take a core set of 8 classes that will develop an understanding of the scientific, physical, social and psychological foundation of movement. In addition to the 8 core courses (biology, anatomy and physiology, Foundations of Physical Movement, Fundamentals of Exercise and Nutrition, Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries, Measurement/Evaluation and Prescription in Physical Education, Organization and Administration of Physical Education, Health and Athletics and Physiology of Exercise) students will take Group Exercise, weight training, physical conditioning, Program Design, Methods of Teaching Strength Training and Conditioning and Physiology of Exercise.
  • Fitness Development - Health and Wellness
    Students interested in the Health and Wellness take a core set of 8 classes that will develop an understanding of the scientific, physical, social and psychological foundation of movement. In addition to the 8 core courses (biology, anatomy and physiology, Foundations of Physical Movement, Fundamentals of Exercise and Nutrition, Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries, Measurements/Evaluation and Prescription in Physical Education, Organization and Administration of Physical Education, Health and Athletics and Physiology of Exercise) students will take Public and Consumer Health, Concepts of Individual Wellness and Substance Abuse.

SPORTS MANAGEMENT

Students interested in a career in Sports Management typically pursue an interdisciplinary major with a combination of classes in the Business Department, Economics Department, Communications Department, Psychology Department and Physical Education Department.