The Bachelors degree program in Physical Education is designed to prepare students to teach physical education in grades Pre-K to 12. Successful completion of this program fulfills the academic requirements of the Connecticut initial educator certificate for preK-12 physical education. Graduates are employed in public and private schools, and related fields in physical fitness, coaching, outdoor recreation and physical activity leadership.
The Physical Education Teacher Preparation program is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and fulfills all standards established by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America). Additional certification to teach school health education is available as an option for students.