Quick Facts

  • Delivery: On-Campus
  • Credits: 122
  • Accreditation: National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

Our teaching major in physical education and health prepares you to teach:

  • physical education from pre-kindergarten through grade 12
  • health from grades 5 through 12

Content courses in the School of Kinesiology are taught by leading subject experts. These courses are combined with pedagogy courses through Ball State's nationally recognized Teacher's College.

All semesters provide students with practicum experiences in the public school setting.

Major Requirements

Our bachelor’s degree in teaching physical education and health blends courses in general teaching methods with ones unique to our own field, along with the University Core Curriculum required of all Ball State students.

In addition to core degree requirements, you must:

  • demonstrate basic swimming competencies
  • provide documentation of current and ongoing CPR and First Aid certification

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Our Collaboration with Teachers College

As a student in our teaching program, you’ll get the best of both worlds. You’ll take your content courses with our department’s professors, giving you the benefit of learning from experts directly in the field. And you’ll take classes on pedagogy—the art and science of classroom instruction—from both department faculty and with our nationally renowned Teachers College’s faculty. Learn more about the Teachers College.

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Department Scholarships

On top of the dozens of funding options offered through Ball State’s Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, our department awards scholarships to our own students. Find a scholarship.

Take the Next Step

If you’d like to learn more about our Teaching Major in Physical Education and Health, complete our online form. Or one of the best ways to get a true feel for Ball State is to see it for yourself, so schedule a visit today! And if you’re ready to apply, review our admission requirements and complete our online application.

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