Physical Education

For more information contact:
Kristina Wells • Tech Center 132E • 701-224-5473 

Program Description
Physical Education is education through physical activities selected and carried on with full regard to values in human growth, development and behavior. The curriculum strives to prepare students for upper division coursework leading to a bachelor's degree. Students pursuing a degree in education with a major in physical education shouldcomplete the requirements below.*
*Teaching degree track
Register for Introduction to Education (EDUC 250, 2 credits) and Pre-Professional Experience (EDUC 298, 1 credit) during sophomore year. These classes should be taken in the same semester from the same instructor. Adjust BSC course plan to comply with program requirements of chosen four-year transfer institution. During sophomore year, check the licensure requirements for professional educators in the state where you plan to pursue a career. Graduates planning to teach in North Dakota are prepared for initial licensure testing in conjunction with EDUC 250.

Students should have the desire to learn more about development of the human body in both a physical and spiritual context.

Program Requirements
Those completing the required coursework earn an Associate in Arts degree.

BSC has cooperative agreements with Dickinson State University and Minot State University and several other four-year institutions that allow students to continue with a bachelor's degree on the BSC campus. Those transferring to other institutions should consult the catalog of that institution for BSC course modifications.

Contact your BSC advisor for assistance with transfer planning.

Career Opportunities
Graduates with a four-year degree may consider elementary or secondary school teaching and coaching or management in athletic clubs and private and public recreation programs.