A deep commitment to the physical development of young people is key to becoming a physical education teacher or coach. PE teachers and coaches are often mentors to their students; they make differences in children's lives through health, exercise, and sports. The physical education teaching and coaching program prepares individuals for various physical education and coaching responsibilities in community recreation or elementary and secondary schools. To obtain a teaching degree in this field students will study kinesiology, nutrition, athletic safety, public health, anatomy, physiology, conditioning, outdoor activities, motor skill development, and sport psychology.Healthy lifestyles are promoted as students partake in a regular program of physical activity based on their individual and group performances. PE teachers cover a variety of different activities like gymnastics, dancing, running, stretching, and other types of fitness training. Coaches are responsible for training athletes, scheduling practices, and managing equipment. It is common for coaches to teach another subject while coaching a sport part time. Both PE teachers and coaches require training in fitness and recreational safety. Athletic club director, PE teacher, athletic coach, personal trainer, cardiac rehabilitation trainer, or similar positions are all possible career choices with this degree.
Northwest Nazarene University offers 1 Physical Education Teaching and Coaching degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2019, 1 Physical Education Teaching and Coaching students graduated with students earning 1 Bachelor's degree.
Boise State University offers 2 Physical Education Teaching and Coaching degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 12 Physical Education Teaching and Coaching students graduated with students earning 12 Bachelor's degrees.
Idaho State University offers 2 Physical Education Teaching and Coaching degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 59 Physical Education Teaching and Coaching students graduated with students earning 40 Bachelor's degrees, and 19 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Idaho Moscow, ID||20 : 1||11,926|
|Northwest Nazarene University Nampa, ID||22 : 1||2,111|
|Boise State University Boise, ID||33 : 1||26,217|
|Idaho State University Pocatello, ID||20 : 1||12,402|
|The College of Idaho Caldwell, ID||15 : 1||1,091|
|North Idaho College Coeur d'Alene, ID||32 : 1||5,068|
|College of Western Idaho Nampa, ID||68 : 1||10,580|
|College of Southern Idaho Twin Falls, ID||51 : 1||7,288|