Health and Physical Education BSE

The Program

Our degree is ideal for those who want to teach the importance of physical education, wellness and leisure. Persons completing this degree will be eligible to work with students P-12. There are vast opportunities to have a fulfilling career teaching children, adolescents and young adults how to take care of their bodies, the importance of lifelong fitness and the confidence that goes along with being physically fit. We will give you the skills and techniques you need to teach your students how to appreciate their bodies and understand the significance of physical activity. This degree also offers a coaching endorsement. This endorsement of seven hours will allow you to coach all levels.

In addition to the major in Physical Education and Health, the faculty encourages students to choose a second teaching field to enhance their marketability in their professional career.

The Faculty

We have a very broad faculty who have coached and taught at various levels. Our facilities are state-of-the-art and we are continuing to improve as technology advances without skipping the basics. The Henderson State University coaching staff are also part of the HPER/AT instructional staff.

The Results

You will have a solid degree in physical education and health with a coaching endorsement, if you so choose, that will make you very marketable. The teaching and coaching realm is a very fast pace, rewarding and dynamic field.

Physical Education Checklist

Physical Education Eight Semester Degree Plan


The Educator Preparation Program (EPP) at Henderson State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator programs at Henderson State University. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, re-licensure or other purposes.