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2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2022-2023 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Education Teacher Education K-12, B.S.

The Physical Education program is a nationally accredited program where students learn the content and teaching methods required to be certified to teach physical education K-12 in the public schools of Wyoming.

USP - University Studies Program Requirements

The following University Studies Program requirements are required to graduate. Many of these requirements are covered by the Physical Education Teacher Education K-12 major. All USP courses except the Communications II (USP-C2) and Communications III (USP-C3) courses must be completed prior to admission into the Physical Education Teacher Education Program.


*** Note: Students must be certified in first aid and CPR prior to enrollment in KIN 4099 .

Additional Requirements

Students must complete 48 credit hours of upper-division coursework (3000- or 4000-level courses) to meet the Division’s requirement for the B.S. in Physical Education Teacher Education. For any elective coursework, it is recommended that these courses are selected from the Affiliated Options on this page.

In order to advance into the professional program, students must be admitted through a competitive application process. The entry course for admission to the Physical Education Teacher Education (PHET) program is KIN 3012, Teaching Lab 1. To be eligible for the PHET professional program, students must have completed all program course prerequisites and have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.750, preferred GPA of 3.000.

NOTE: Students should complete CPR certification and the certification should remain current throughout the program. Cards can be presented to the division registrar in Corbett 119 to be cleared of the requirement on the degree evaluation.

Affiliated Options

The Division of Kinesiology and Health offers two options for the general undergraduate population. They require course work beyond degree requirements.

Athletic Coaching Endorsement/Permit

Students who wish to qualify for an athletic coaching permit to coach in Wyoming public schools must complete four courses. Note: Endorsements are for current teachers. Permits are for those who are not a licensed educator.

  • CPR Certification
  • Credits: 2
  • Foundations of Coaching KIN 4090  /KIN 5090  - 3 Credit Hours
  • Students completing the Physical Education Teacher Education undergraduate degree are exempt from the KIN 4090/5090 requirement.
  • Coaching in… Experience (completed at a community college or complete a coaching experience in a specific sport for one season or more with a letter written by your supervising coach to submit with your PTSB endorsement application form).

School Health Education K-12

In addition to completing a bachelor’s degree in teaching at the secondary level from an approved university program, 25 credit hours are required to be endorsed to teach health education K-12 in the public schools of Wyoming.

Adapted Physical Education K-12 Endorsement

In addition to completing the Bachelor of Science degree in physical education teacher education from the University of Wyoming, students can qualify for K-12 endorsements in adapted physical education and/or health education by completing the following course requirements: