Physical Education: K-12

Physical Education

Confidence, competence, and direction.

The student who graduates with a major in Physical Education will be qualified 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.

Students are prepared professionally and with exceptional skill and knowledge in Physical Education. Upon graduation from CU, students are capable and available to step into the Physical Education classroom with confidence and competence to lead and direct K-12 students in a lifestyle of fitness and leisure time activities.

With the rise of metabolic syndrome, diabetes and a variety of other lifestyle related diseases, Physical Education becomes a more viable profession. The opportunity for Physical Educators in today's society has become more important and the need for well-educated, prepared teachers will be the next step in the hiring process of many school systems.

What distinguishes Cornerstone's Physical Education program?

Cornerstone University is known for its outstanding academics in Physical Education/Teacher Education. 95% of our Physical Education graduates from 2010 and 2014 have been hired directly into their field of expertise. Others have gone on to seek graduate degrees in related fields.

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. We have qualified professors in this area who understand the needs of students in K-12 schools and the necessity of active lifestyles among those age groups.

Preparing our students with the cutting edge of information and statistics allows us to prepare them for the profession of teaching today’s children and teens.

How can I complete my degree program in four years?

Download sample degree programs for a major in Physical Education.

4 Year Physical Education Degree Plan

4 Year Physical Education Secondary Track Degree Plan

With a major in Physical Education, what classes will I take?

History and Principles of Kinesiology | KIN-211

Study physical education, sport, and fitness in the context of their historical development and how they have been an integral part of culture, learning about the psychological, sociological, and philosophical factors related to these topics.

Motor Development and Learning | KIN-251

Learn how childhood growth and development patterns relate to motor learning and motor skill acquisition, having an opportunity to apply principles in a lab setting.

Who can I contact for more information on a major in Physical Education?