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. 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.
You can choose to enroll in our Exercise and Sport Science Concentration (see below), Coaching Minor (see below), or the Sports Management Minor.
Exercise and Sport Science Concentration
Students in the college are required to take an additional area of focus as part of their undergraduate experience. Our Exercise and Sport Science Major Concentration allows you to pursue further study in areas of athletic performance, coaching, strength and conditioning and general sports science, beyond the typical licensure requirement courses. The concentration focuses more on elements of improving athletic performance through more in depth study of research, coaching styles, strength and conditioning and nutrition.
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. See Coaching Minor Requirements for more information.
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.