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Physical Education (B.S.E.)
Physical Education (B.S.E.)

Physical Education (B.S.E.)

  • ID:ASU10071
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

For undergraduate, freshmen students:

  • The minimum Grade Point Average required is a 2.3/4.0 on secondary/high school work.

For undergraduate, transfer students:

  • The minimum Grade Point Average required is a 2.0/4.0 on post-secondary/university/college work

For undergraduate, post-degree students

  • The minimum Grade Point Average required is a 2.0/4.0 on post-secondary/university/college work

English Requirements

Incoming international undergraduate students must meet one of the criteria’s set forth in the below chart.

  • Completion of A-State's ESL Program: 80% or above

  • Completion of CEA accredited language program: Completion certificate for completing all levels

  • Completion of HOFT Institute ESL Program: Completion certificate of the program

  • TOEFL-Paper Based*: 500

  • TOEFL-Paper Based, Revised*: 46

  • TOEFL-Internet Based***: 61

  • IELTS*: 5.5

  • PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic): 43

  • iTEP Academic Plus*: 4

  • EIKEN: Grade Pre-1

  • SAT scores**: 550 (total on the Evidence-Based Reading/Writing score)

  • ACT scores**: 21 (total, and on reading and English sections)

  • High School Marks (India, Nepal, and Pakistan): 60% in English at X and XII in Certificate

  • High School Marks (Kenya): 75% in English in Grade 10 and Grade 12

  • IB (International Baccalaureate): 5, 6 or 7 on English: Literature or Language & Literature

  • High School Graduate from USA, UK, Canada (except Quebec), Australia and New Zealand: Must have completed two years there and graduated

  • Duolingo English Test: 90

*Note: A-State's code is 6011

**Test scores cannot be older than 2 years

***Currently accepting TOEFL, internet based at home test.

Course Information

Arkansas State’s PETE program is administered through the Department of Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences and is a nationally recognized program. Teacher candidates enroll in courses linking current educational theories and research to “real-world” applications in the K-12 schools. Course work includes, but is not limited to: theory and practice of teaching strategies, motor skill development, elementary and secondary curricular methods, evaluation in physical education, and adapted physical education. Several wellness and leisure pedagogy oriented classes are also required. In each of these curriculum areas candidates will develop teaching strategies that will allow them to meet the needs of diverse learners from a psychomotor, cognitive and affective domain perspective.  Early field experiences are embedded within these methods and content courses and serve as excellent preparation for the capstone student teaching internship.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates in physical education with teaching certification are generally employed as elementary or secondary health and/or physical education teachers and athletic coaches. PETE graduates have the skills, knowledge, and dispositions that professional associations have identified as critical for beginning teaching to be successful in the work place.

All PETE majors will be able to:

  1. Assess fitness, prescribe exercise, develop appropriate programs for K-12, and demonstrate physical education knowledge

  2. Understand the importance of integrating all dimensions of health and wellness into healthy behaviors

  3. Demonstrate competency in a variety of movement activities

  4. Analyze movement

  5. Identify cultural, social, psychological, historical impacts on physical education

  6. Understand and apply principles of motor development (how children learn movement)

  7. Generate activities (skill progressions) that are developmentally appropriate and safe for K-12 grades

  8. Interpret research relevant to physical education

  9. Demonstrate quantitative competency relevant to physical education

  10. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills in ways relevant to physical education

  11. Develop confidence in working with diverse populations

  12. Develop skills in leadership and professional networking

Graduates are employed in a number of settings. Below are just a few examples of the range of employment opportunities that are available.

  • Physical Activities Specialist

  • Adaptive Physical Education

  • Athletic Coach

  • Athletic Director

  • Dance Instructor

  • High School Sports Coach/Manager

  • Intramural Director

  • Movement Education Specialist

  • Physical Education Teacher

  • Professional Sports

  • Referee

  • Coach/Manager

  • Recreation Manager

  • Sports Fitness Instructor/Coordinator

  • Youth/Sports Camp Director

  • Youth Sports Coach

  • Umpire

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Health Insurance: $1100 USD per year 

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