Earn a degree from our top-ranking physical education program, learning to teach and advocate for fitness and wellness.
Why Earn Your BS in Physical Education?
Learn to use exercise, sports, games, and dance in age-appropriate programs for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. After earning your teaching certification, you can focus on improving the health of individuals and communities as a physical education teacher, health teacher, or coach, or pursue graduate study in related fields, such as health education.
Why Major in Physical Education at Adelphi University in New York?
- Receive personalized attention in a small class setting, learning from distinguished faculty who are committed to your success.
- Gain hands-on experience teaching diverse populations how to adopt and value an active, healthy lifestyle.
- Graduate ready to earn your New York state teacher certification for physical education for grades Pre-K through 12.
What Can You Do with a Degree in Physical Education Teaching?
After you earn your teaching certification, you can focus on improving the health of individuals and communities as a physical education teacher, health teacher or coach. Many students also pursue graduate study in related fields, such as health education.
Accelerated Degree and Minor Options
Take your degree in physical education to the next level with our accelerated degree option or explore your options by pairing a minor in physical education with another area of interest.
Minor in Physical Education
Get a taste of what our program is all about with a physical education minor. To minor in physical education, you are required to take 21 credits and a specific plan of study approved by faculty in the physical education program.
4+1: BS in Physical Education/MA in Health Education
Earn two degrees in just five years and land your dream teaching career with expertise in improving the health of individuals and communities.
Adelphi’s 4+1 pathway is the perfect option for aspiring educators who want a clear, efficient and affordable path to certification. You will graduate with a BS in Physical Education after four years, then spend one additional year earning your MA in Health Education—this is one year less than if you were to earn each degree separately.
Exceptional Hands-On Learning
Hands-on experience is a major part of the physical education teaching program at Adelphi. As part of your student teaching requirement, you will be placed in a school district for student teaching and practicum experiences throughout Long Island and New York City schools where you will spend eight weeks in a K–6 setting and eight weeks in a 7–12 setting, full time, five days per week.
To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:
Transformative Educational Opportunities
All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape: