The Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science offers two distinct programs that are designed to provide a thorough understanding of the human body – how it works, how it responds to physical stress and how it adapts to chronic exercise intervention.

With nationally recognized curricula and ample opportunities for hands-on, experiential learning, you will be able to combine classroom knowledge with practical experiences. 

Lander’s physical education teacher education program (K-12) is nationally accredited by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

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B.S.
Undergraduate

This program is designed to prepare students for careers in: public, private and corporate programs; physical, occupational and cardiac rehabilitation programs; and fitness and conditioning programs. Students will also be well-prepared for graduate study in areas such as cardiac rehabilitation, exercise physiology, and physical and occupational therapy.

To learn more, visit the course catalog.

B.S.
Undergraduate | Certificate

Physical education majors are taught to identify, develop and utilize a variety of instructional methods and assessment tools that address the diverse needs of all students. As a graduate, you will be able to plan, implement and evaluate a total school program of physical education in accordance with state and national standards.

To learn more, visit the course catalog.