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Exercise Science - Physical Education & Coaching Degree

Education Bachelor’s Degree Program

Students majoring in physical education and coaching learn in a variety of contexts including micro teaching within classrooms in area school districts, and through multiple opportunities to work with those with disabilities within community-based settings and local facilities.

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Why should I earn a physical education and coaching degree?

Personal Development

Enjoy an active career with the opportunity to impact young lives and their communities.

Fresh Perspective

Teach valuable skills and lead young athletes in their development. 

Real-World skills

Enjoy a school-year schedule—in comfortable clothes—while building healthy lifestyles.

What Can I Do With a Physical Education & Coaching Degree

  • Physical education teacher for grades K-12 (with certification)
  • School-level athletic coach
  • Sports facilities management and event planning

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Why study physical education and coaching at BVU?

Reputation

Learn from leaders in the field of education. BVU physical education grads are sought after in Iowa, Minnesota, and nationwide public schools.

Perspective

Add kinesiology/exercise science to your physical education and coaching major for a double major that gives you a broader perspective on sport science.

Experience

BVU students present their findings across the Midwest and network with top educators, often resulting in future employment across the U.S.

Hands-On. High-Achieving.

BVU equips physical education students with the competitive skills, real experience, and high-quality instruction you need to excel as an educator. Our classrooms boast SMART Boards, 3D printers, and other state-of-the-art equipment — providing valuable encounters with education technology — what you need to succeed in today’s modern, rural classrooms.

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NATE BJORKGREN, Class of 1998

Nate Bjorkgren realized a lifelong dream in June when his team, the Toronto Raptors, won the NBA title. This BVU grad made basketball his career as he entered the coaching ranks not long after helping the Beavers secure a conference men’s basketball title. 
Bjorkgren is an assistant coach at Toronto, working under rookie head coach Nick Nurse. 
 

Physical Education & Coaching Degree Courses

  • Major in Exercise Science: Physical Education and Coaching, K-8 and 5-12 (40 Credit Hours)
  • Minor in Exercise Science: Physical Education and Coaching (24 Credit Hours)
  • Minor in Exercise Science/Coaching (24 Credit Hours)
  • Endorsement: Exercise Science Coaching Authorization/Endorsement (12 Credit Hours)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

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Physical Education and Coaching Faculty

Our professors are committed to helping you build the future in Iowa and beyond.

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Transfer Your Credits

Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most — if not all — of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

With BVU's Plus One program, you can earn your education, special education, or organizational leadership master's within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s degree. 

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