Health & Physical Education - Teacher Education

Bachelor of Science - BS

  • Field experience
  • Certification for Pre-K - 12 in PA
  • Variety of classes 

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You'll develop an awareness of the relationship of health to all experiences and activities; become aware of the cognitive, affective and psychomotor aspects of fitness; and learn to create experiences which will promote health and physical development. You will develop your abilities to teach effectively by using a variety of instructional techniques and using the knowledge of the way in which students learn motor skills as well as develop their cognitive functions.

More About This Degree

The 68,000 square foot Center for Athletics and Wellness is designed to provide the newest athletic opportunities for students, as well as clinical space for our burgeoning health research programs and outreach opportunities to address the needs of our regional community. The facility includes a sports arena, a 5,000 square foot fitness center, and facilities dedicated to wellness therapy, athletic training, and recreation.

The Teacher Education Certification Program prepares students to teach in an educational setting and, upon completion, leads to a state teaching certification for grades K-12 in Health and Physical Education. The knowledge you gain in Marywood's program will assist you in encouraging your students to be lifelong learners, cooperate and collaborate with each other, develop responsibility, understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle,and apply the principles of wellness to their daily lives.

  • Approximately 85% go directly into careers as teachers.
  • Approximately 5% enter a program of graduate study.

Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

  • Official SAT and/or ACT scores
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation

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