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Department of Physical Education, Health, and Sport
Physical Education Complex 218-755-2940
Fax: 218-755-3898


Dr. Muriel Gilman, Mr. Rich Jahner, Dr. Karl Salscheider, Ms. Sally Sertich, Mr. James Stone, Dr. James White

Areas of Study

See "Physical Education" and "Sport Management" for other Department of Physical Education, Health, and Sport offerings.

The vision of the Department of Physical Education, Health, and Sport is “preparing and empowering future professionals to promote physical activity, health, and sport.”

The mission of the Department of Physical Education, Health, and Sport is to provide students with experiences to develop leadership, communication, and technological skills for learning, for citizenship, and for work. Our programs foster an appreciation of the contributions of physical activity, wellness, and sport to society.

Health is an ever-changing condition of well being. It is influenced by intellectual, occupational, social, emotional, physical and spiritual factors. Health education combines learning experiences in all of these areas to encourage and facilitate the development of healthy behaviors and lifestyles.

Students majoring in health prepare to teach others about healthy living. The program in teacher licensure, leading to State of Minnesota teaching certification, and the Community Health program both offer an academic foundation, professional preparation, student teaching/internship experiences, and a learning environment conducive to personal application of health goals.

Both programs also provide sound academic preparation for entry into health-related master's degree programs. Graduate study is recommended for students pursuing careers beyond entry-level positions.


See Section II, Enrollment for required high school preparation.

Recommended High School Courses
First Aid

Second Majors and Minors

Students are encouraged to discuss with their advisor the option of a second major or minor that might strengthen or complement their major.

Career Directions

Community Health Service
Community Teacher
Primary and Secondary School Teaching
Private and Public Health Agencies
University/College Health Centers
Also: Graduate Study

Credit Requirement

Transfer Students: At least one-third of the credits to be included in the major must be successfully completed at Bemidji State University.

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