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    Physical Education Teaching

Why Study

Teaching is a very fulfilling career. The opportunity to work with young people and have a positive effect that will last a lifetime is hard to put into words. What does a lifetime of physical fitness and health mean? For many in physical education it also affords the teacher an opportunity to stay connected to the sports they enjoyed playing most of their life through coaching. In addition there are career moves that many make into the fields of teacher administration and athletic directorship. Working with kids has a wonderful way of keeping you young.

  • 90%
    of Physical Education majors pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification on the first attempt
  • 100%
    Overall Pass Rate for Physical Education majors taking the Michigan test for Teacher Certification

Community partnerships and student teaching provide real-world application and hands-on learning experience.


The Sturrus Sports & Fitness Center and Alksnis Athletics & Recreation Building, home to Physical Education Teaching, have classroom and activity space not usually found at schools our size.


Smaller class sizes than similar-sized schools enhance professor-student interaction.


Alumni are well placed and respected in their fields, providing students with a network of contacts for employment.

Looking back, there are so many positives and negatives as you go through your college experience, but being surrounded by the incredible faculty and staff at AQ truly does make all the difference in the world.
Katherine Faucher, '11 - Physical Education