Physical Education, B.S.

The mission of the education program is to prepare highly competent pre-service elementary, secondary, and all-level teachers for diverse classrooms through academic and clinical experiences. A major in Physical Education: Grades K-12 will prepare you to teach physical education, wellness and fitness in primary, elementary or secondary schools.

School of Education & Behavioral Studies

West Palm Beach



Your program will also address the Sunshine State Standards, the Accomplished Practices, and the Florida Education Standards Commission’s Code of Ethics and Principles of Professional Conduct and its ramifications, which leads to first-rate employment opportunities for you after graduation.

“My professors have been a great influence and a great help in developing the skills and knowledge that I need to be a successful physical educator.”

-Michael Fritz, Physical Education alum, Teacher Education (K-12)

What can I do with this degree?

  • P.E. teacher
  • High school coach
  • Fitness trainer

The School of Education & Behavioral Studies is well-known throughout Florida and as such, has established solid partnerships with school districts and other organizations for meaningful hands-on student teaching and clinical opportunities. Our Christ-centered approach to teaching and learning will deepen your outlook on your chosen profession and the impact you can have on others. And our innovative range of programs, from education to athletic training, results in a dynamic range of students learning together and collaborating daily.

Features of our distinguished education and behavioral studies programs:

  • Experience an education grounded in the liberal arts with a Christian perspective.
  • Engage in hands-on learning through off-campus internships in various health and education-related fields.
  • Discover undergraduate research opportunities with HHP faculty
  • Develop the skills and knowledge you need to work in the exercise science field.

Students may seek Florida certification after the following steps are completed:

  1. Apply to the state for certification: The state will send you a Statement of Eligibility.
  2. Schedule a Subject Area Exam if indicated on your Statement of Eligibility: Florida Teacher Certification Exams:
  3. Complete additional requirements listed on your Statement of Eligibility.

Learn more about your classes and requirements in the course catalog.

PBA awards over three million dollars in scholarships every year and 97% of PBA undergraduate students receive financial aid.

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