Bachelor of Science 
Physical Education 

Physical Education at Greenville University

Share your enthusiasm for fitness and prepare for a rewarding teaching career in physical education. This program combines professional and physical education coursework with practical experience. The coaching curriculum includes football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, and track and field.

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Lasting influence
Develop positive attitudes toward exercise in children and youth by earning your teaching certificate for K-12 physical education.
Add value with health education
Add health education coursework to complement your major and round out your skillset.
Faith focus
Learn to integrate your faith into teaching and coaching, even in non-religious settings.

Why GU


Deepen your education. We’re a liberal arts school. That means you get a holistic education that introduces you to many subjects and ideas, helping you grow your interests and skills. 


Personalized attention. Experience personal growth and plan your career under the guidance of faculty who know your name and cheer your success. GU’s low 11:1 student/faculty ratio and community atmosphere allow professors to invest in their students, and know your strengths and abilities in the field of social work.


Faith-based. Learn to incorporate your faith into both your studies and your career. 

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Physical Education, BS Success Story

Success Stories

I decided to come to GU because I love the community here. I was surrounded by great people that really invested in me and always pushed me to be greater than I formerly was.

-Johnny Milabu

Physical Education, BS Course Requirements

Visit the Online Undergraduate Catalog for an explanation of graduation requirements.

The Physical Education major has different requirements depending on the type of certification a student is seeking. Students wishing to earn a K-12 certificate must take 42 credits of Physical Education and 42 credits of Professional Studies in Education, and students wishing to earn a 6-12 teaching certificate must complete 40 credits of Physical Education and 43 credits of Professional Studies in Education. The Physical Education Major leads to a bachelor of science degree.


*For the authoritative source on academic requirements and courses, please consult the academic catalog.