Confidence, competence and direction.

Cornerstone University's major in physical education qualifies graduates to work in any K-12 school system in Michigan and some neighboring states. Each individual state requirement should be investigated, however, prior to applying for employment.

Our students are prepared with exceptional skill and knowledge in physical education. They also develop the tools to engage with and support the students they will teach. Upon graduation from CU, students are ready to step into the classroom with confidence and the ability to lead K-12 students in a lifestyle of fitness and leisure time activities.

Program Distinctions

Cornerstone is known for its outstanding academics in physical education/teacher education. Our students represent our program well and because of their training here at CU, they receive high marks in the area schools during their intern teaching experiences. Currently, 95% of our physical education graduates from 2010 and 2015 have been hired directly into their field of expertise. Other graduates have gone on to seek further degrees in related fields.

  • Overview

  • Career Options

    Students who major in physical education may teach any grade in that discipline. Each individual state requirement should be investigated, however, prior to applying for employment. There are many opportunities outside of the classroom as well such as homeschool organizations who request a certified physical education teacher.

    Other areas may include: fitness centers, specific classes in community education, camp organization and general recreation departments. Although the major is specifically for educational systems, the student who majors in physical education has a variety of other areas to serve as well due to their expertise in the field.

    Program Classes

    From personable faculty to one-on-one advising appointments, we have resources to support you in reaching your goals and being successful in your classes.

    See our sample degree plan for the list of classes you'll take as a physical education major.

  • Earn Advanced Standing

    Secondary education majors with a TESOL minor may qualify for advanced standing in our Master of Arts in TESOL program. This gives you the option to earn two degrees—a bachelor's degree and a master's degree—in as few as five years.

    Download a semester-by-semester class planning guide.

    Education Student Outcomes


    of traditional undergraduate education students from the class of 2018 were working or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

    Importantly, our recent graduates also shared that they love their work. Of respondents, 100 percent reported a genuine interest in what they are doing.

  • Job Outcomes

    Cornerstone alumni are tireless in their passion to influence our world for Christ as servant leaders. You can find CU graduates building lives that matter at workplaces based in West Michigan and beyond.

    • Caledonia Community Schools
    • For the Kidz Gymnastics
    • Holland Christian High School
    • West Ottawa Public Schools

College Is About More Than a Degree

At Cornerstone, knowledge is about more than memorizing facts. Here, you will develop a deeper understanding of people, life and God. You will conquer challenges, grow in wisdom and make more memories than you can count.

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