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Physical Education Tchg/Coaching (K-12) (BS)

Variable Credit Min


Variable Credit Max


Major Academic Plan


1. Skill and Fitness Based Competence

Learning Outcome

Physical education teacher candidates are physically educated individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health enhancing fitness as delineated in the NASPE K-12 Standards.


2. Learner Development

Learning Outcome

The candidate understands cognitive linguistic social emotional and physical areas of student development.


3. Learning Differences

Learning Outcome

The candidate understands individual learner differences and cultural and linguistic diversity.


4. Learning Environments

Learning Outcome

The candidate works with learners to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning positive social interaction active engagement in learning and self-motivation.


5. Content Knowledge

Learning Outcome

The candidate understands the central concepts tools of inquiry and structures of the discipline.


6. Assessment

Learning Outcome

The candidate uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth monitor learner progress guide planning and instruction and determine whether the outcomes described in content standards have been met.


7. Instructional Planning

Learning Outcome

The candidate plans instruction to support students in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas Utah Core Standards instructional best practices and the community context.


8. Instructional Strategies

Learning Outcome

The candidate uses various instructional strategies to ensure that all learners develop a deep understanding of content areas and their connections and build skills to apply and extend knowledge in meaningful ways.


9. Reflection and Continuous Growth

Learning Outcome

The candidate is a reflective practitioner who uses evidence to continually evaluate and adapt practice to meet the needs of each learner.


10. Leadership and Collaboration

Learning Outcome

The candidate is a leader who engages collaboratively with learners families colleagues and community members to build a shared vision and supportive professional culture focused on student growth and success.


11. Professional and Ethical Behavior

Learning Outcome

The candidate demonstrates the highest standard of legal moral and ethical conduct as specified in Utah State Board Rule R277-515.

Program Requirements

Licensure: This program meets the educational requirements designed to lead to an occupationally required professional license or certificate in the state of Utah. Students pursuing occupations requiring a license or certificate in a state other than Utah should contact the appropriate BYU academic advisement center as well as the licensing agency in the state where they intend to work to seek information and guidance regarding licensure and certification requirements.

This major is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. In order to graduate with this major, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to or contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426.

Students who are interested in the program should meet with the Physical Education Teaching Education program director (249-D SFH) and Education Student Services (350 MCKB) in September of their sophomore year. Then they must complete an online application (found at Applications for the Physical Education Teaching Education program are due February 15 for Fall semester.

A teaching minor is not required for licensure. However, it is strongly recommended (approximately 16-30 hours).

For students accepted into the major after December 16, 2019, grades below C in any required coursework in a teaching major or teaching minor will not be accepted. Teacher candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher once admitted into the program and to qualify for student teaching. For additional details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Requirement 1 — Complete 3 Courses

Required prerequisite courses:

course - Essentials of Human Nutrition 3.0

course - Fitness for Life 1.0

course - Human Development 3.0

Requirement 2 — Complete 11 Courses

course - Intro Outdoor Rec Activities 2.0

course - K-12 Act Cont & Skls 1 3.0

course - K-12 Phys Act Cnt & Skls 2 3.0

course - Advocacy for Physical Educ 2.0

course - K-12 Hlthy & Active Life Mgmt 2.0

course - Coaching Selected Sports - You may take once 2.0

course - Sci Bases of Sport: Motor L 2.0

course - Ex Phys Physical Educators 2.0

course - Academic Internship: Coaching - You may take once 1.0v

course - Principles of Coaching 2.0

course - Weight Training, Beginning 0.5

Requirement 3 — Complete 1 of 8 Courses

course - Pilates 0.5

course - Zumba 0.5

course - Yoga 0.5

course - Indoor Cycling 0.5

course - Martial Arts 0.5

course - Self-Defense 0.5

course - Swimming, Beginning 0.5

course - Swimming, Intermediate 0.5

Requirement 4 — Complete 2 Requirements

Professional Education Component:

Requirement 4.1 — Complete 10 Courses

course - Educ Stdnts w/Disablts in ScEd 2.0

course - Integrating K-12 Ed Tec 1 1.0

course - Integrating K-12 Ed Tec 2 1.0

course - Tching K-12 Online/Blended Lrn 1.0

course - Fund Skills &Tchg Methods-ElEd 3.0

course - Exploration of Teaching - You may take once 3.0

course - Secondary Practicum 3.0

course - Adapted/Multicultural PE Tchrs 3.0

course - Adolescent Development 2.0

course - Multi Cult Ed for Sc Ed 3.0

Note: FBI fingerprinting and background clearance must be completed prior to enrolling in PETE 276R.

Requirement 4.2 — Complete 12 hours

Note: Prior application is required.

course - Student Teaching - Physical Ed - You may take 2 times 12.0

course - Academic Internship--Phys Educ - You may take once 12.0

Note: PETE 399R must be completed before PETE 476R and PETE 496R.

Note: It is the student's responsibility to be sure that the Praxis test has been passed and that BYU has received the test scores and that their fingerprint background clearance is current and that state licensing fees have been paid prior to graduation. Students will also be responsible for any additional requirements imposed by the state prior to their graduation. To confirm the status of these requirements, contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426. Graduation and Utah licensure cannot be processed until these requirements have been completed.

Complete the PRAXIS II exam.