Jun 07, 2023  
2022-2023 General Catalog [Current] 
2022-2023 General Catalog [Current]

Physical Education - Teaching/Coaching (B.S.)

Program Summary

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education - Teaching/Coaching has two primary applications. First, it is a certifiable major approved for secondary teaching licensure at SUU. Please see Secondary Education Licensure  for requirements. Some classes required for the licensure cannot be taken until the teacher candidate has been admitted to the Department of Teacher Education . Please consult your advisor or the Department of Teacher Education for further information. Second, the PE Teaching/Coaching degree is designed to develop high-quality coaches who possess an excellent understanding of coaching techniques and strategies. The program of study provides students with an understanding of coaching effectiveness, mental preparation and performance in sport, nutrition and conditioning for athletes, skill analysis, and athletic training.

Program Information

  • All courses must be passed with a “C-” (1.7) or better to be counted in the major.

General Education Requirement (30-35 Credits)

See General Education  for course options.

  • Core Course Requirements (12-15 Credits)
  • Knowledge Area Requirements (16-20 Credits)

Please note: All students must complete a minimum of 30 credits between the Core and Knowledge Area requirements.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree Requirement (12 Credits*)

  • Bachelor of Science Degree - Math or Science minimum requirement 12 Credits

* Note: A portion of the B.S. requirements may be met by fulfilling the General Education  Core and Knowledge Areas. Because of this, these credits are typically not counted in the degree total at the bottom of page. Some students majoring in non-science fields may need additional math/science courses to reach the minimum 12 credits. Consult your Student Success Advisor for details. 

Physical Education - Teaching/Coaching Curriculum (73-96 Credits)

Required Support Courses (7 or 15 Credits)

Select One Track

Coaching Track (20 Credits)

Select One of the Following

Complete an additional 2 credits of a coaching and officiating course (must be different than those completed under “Coaching & Officiating Courses” above):

Teaching Track (36-39 Credits)

See the requirements for Secondary Education Licensure . Some classes required for the licensure cannot be taken until the teacher candidate has been admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Please consult your Student Success Advisor or the Department of Teacher Education  for further instruction. Additional free electives may be needed to satisfy the 120 credit hour requirement for graduation.

Free Electives (0-21 Credits)

Total elective credit is determined by General Education courses taken, degree type selected, additional credits earned, and any additional math or other prerequisite courses needed. For a bachelor’s degree, students must earn a minimum of 40 upper-division credits (courses numbered 3000-4999). Students may need to select additional upper-division courses not included in their major requirements in order to reach this minimum. Please consult your Student Success Advisor for details.

Total Credits, B.S. Degree: 120-134