Why are students excited about UVM's Physical Education Program?
Experiential Learning and Student Teaching
We emphasize hands-on learning, student teaching experiences, and a variety of professional pathways. Building on academic and field experiences, our students develop the knowledge and skills needed for designing and implementing developmentally appropriate programs for youth. You can choose to enroll in our coaching minor (see below) or the sports management minor. If you're interested in a diverse exercise and training experience, we also offer an exercise science concentration.
Our program emphasizes the importance and effect of physical activity and exercise on the health and well-being of all individuals, and expands into related areas such as coaching and leadership under the umbrella of Professional Physical Education.
Our coaching minor provides students with the opportunity to complete a series of courses in preparation for coaching sports activities at any age or skill level. The minor aims to educate students about age-appropriate exercise, coaching methods and ethics, instructional techniques, and practical coaching experiences. Classes include philosophies of coaching, coaching ethics and legal issues, and The Science of Strength Training and Conditioning.
Teaching Certificate Reciprocity
UVM's nationally accredited teacher education programs enjoy reciprocity with over 50 other states and Canadian provinces, so you can teach almost anywhere. See our Licensure page for more information.