Stay On The Move
This interdisciplinary program provides students with multidimensional professional preparation in Physical Education. The Physical Education major is completed by selecting one of the following two options: Teacher Certification or Child and Youth Physical Activity Specialist.
Teacher Certification Option
The Teacher Certification Option is an NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) accredited program designed to prepare students to teach Physical Education in grades K-12 in public schools.
In addition to practical experiences within a public school setting, mentoring undergraduate students and providing professional development opportunities is an integral part of the program. Keene State’s Physical Education Teacher Certification (PETC) graduates enjoy a reputation for being highly effective physical educators. More about Teacher Certification Option
Child and Youth Physical Activity Specialist Option
The Child and Youth Physical Activity Specialist option (CYPAS) prepares students to promote and teach physical activities to children and youth within a community or outdoor setting.
This non-licensure option merges an understanding of child and youth development with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to instruct a variety of physical activities.
Students who graduate from this program are prepared to become physical activity leaders in one or more of the following settings: recreation, sports and dance clubs/teams, after school programs, and outdoor programs.