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Department of Physical Education, Health & Sport

Physical Education Minor

Program Details

Professional Ed Details

The physical education minor is open to all majors. Students who wish to use this minor to obtain licensure to teach physical education in the State of Minnesota must also include the professional education foundation courses, as well as fulfill some student teaching in physical education. The physical education minor when combined with the health education major, will fulfill the physical education licensure requirements for the State of Minnesota giving you a dual license in both health and physical education, which will widen your range of teaching options and maximize your employment potential.

In the physical education minor you'll learn about and teach a wide variety of physical activities and sports from basketball and football to dance, golf, skiing, and gymnastics in both recreational and competitive settings.

Hands on learning will be at the core of your educational experience. You'll have multiple experiences working with and teaching children in both a school and community setting. Our program emphasizes diversity of experience and preparation, and we focus on giving you the chance to obtain a varied and diverse skill set that will increase your career options.


Contact Information

Dr. Donna Kay Palivec, Chair
Department of Physical Education, Health and Sport
Phone: (218) 755-2047
Location: PE 226