Physical Education Teacher Education, B.S.

Graduates from the Physical Education K-12 Teacher Education (PETE) program will be prepared to meet all standards for Utah licensure for K-12 Physical Education. The focus of this program is on enhancing student outcomes – both for university students and for their future students. Outcomes that should be met by the end of the program include scientific and theoretical knowledge, skill and fitness based competency, planning and implementation, instructional delivery and management, impact on student learning, and professionalism. PETE majors learn to individualize instruction to enhance learning for all students, regardless of their abilities. Students successfully completing the requirements of their UVU professional teacher education program and all licensure requirements receive a baccalaureate degree from UVU and are recommended for a Utah Professional Educator License awarded by the Utah State Board of Education.

Matriculation Requirements

  1. Acceptance to the Secondary Education Program, which include the following requirements: (1) ENGL and MATH QL courses must have a grade C or higher. (2) GPA of 3.0 or higher with no grade lower than a C in content area courses.  (3) Completion of all General Education requirements and 70% of content area courses. (4)  Pass LiveScan Criminal Background Check.
  2. Complete PETE 3100 Introduction to Physical Education Pedagogy with a grade of C or better.
  3. Fitness requirement: Students must achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of fitness. Standards will be set according to expert guidelines that take info effect age, gender, disability, and other contributing factors.