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Physical Education

Degree Requirements 2022-2023

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The Physical Education program prepares students for careers in physical education endeavors in schools, and allied professions. Students choosing physical education licensure will have a variety of field placements at the elementary, middle and high school levels. In addition to the coursework in physical education, students are required to complete the secondary education track via the education department.

Physical Education Major

  • HPE 104 – Components of Fitness Training
  • HPE 115 – Chemical Dependency Education
  • HPE 150 – Introduction to Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science
  • HPE 214 – Health and Safety Education
  • HPE 254 – Introduction to Developmental/Adapted Physical Education
  • HPE 321 – Motor Learning and Development
  • HPE 324 – K-6 Physical Education Games and Activities
  • HPE 334 – 7-12 Sport Skills and Activities
  • HPE 335 – Outdoor Education
  • HPE 340 – Organization and Administration of Physical Education Programs
  • HPE 350 – Kinesiology
  • HPE 357 – Research Methods and Measurement in Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science
  • HPE 358 – Assessment in Health and Physical Education
  • HPE 370 – Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
  • HPE 451 – Physiology of Exercise
  • HPE 473 – Physical Education Curriculum
  • BIO 103 – Human Anatomy and Physiology

Graduation Skills

Graduation skills in Critical Thinking (CT), Quantitative Reasoning (QR), Speaking (S), and Writing (W) are embedded throughout the offered courses and are met by completing the major.

Transfer students must consult an advisor about potential adjustments to their course requirements to fulfill each of these skills.

Physical Education Minor

  • HPE 104 – Components of Fitness Training
  • HPE 115 – Chemical Dependency Education
  • HPE 150 – Introduction to Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science
  • HPE 324 – K-6 Physical Education Games and Activities
  • HPE 334 – 7-12 Sport Skills and Activities
  • HPE 451 – Physiology of Exercise

(The Minnesota Board of Teaching does not license minors in teaching.)

Coaching Certification

The Minnesota Board of Teaching does not require coaching certification. The following courses are recommended for those interested in coaching in Minnesota public schools:

HPE 214 – Health and Safety Education

HPE 280 – Coaching Theory

HPE 370 – Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

The Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) requires all head varsity coaches of interscholastic sports to complete a coaching effectiveness program offered through the MSHSL.

Teaching Licensure

The Minnesota Board of Teaching has specific licensing requirements for teachers that may be subject to change after the publication of this catalog. It is the responsibility of the student to consult with the Augsburg Education Department to identify current Minnesota teacher licensure requirements.

A Bachelor of Science degree is available for students seeking teacher licensure. Students must consult with a faculty mentor concerning the Augsburg Core Curriculum requirements under the Bachelor of Science option.

All students seeking teaching licensure must receive a minimum grade of C- in all required courses with an HPE prefix.


For a complete list of courses and descriptions, see the Course Description Search.