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Phyiscal Education (Minor)


Minor; Teaching Endorsement

Students enrolled in Briar Cliff’s education program will qualify for a K-6/7-12 physical education teaching endorsement should they select this minor.


Core Courses

BIOL 221 - Human Anatomy
HPER 119 - Introduction to and History of Physical Education
HPER 214 - Physical Education Activities for Pre-K to 6 Elementary Schools
HPER 384 - Human Performance and Skill Learning
HPER 4(x) - HPER Activity Courses
HPER 439 - Kinesiology
HPER 443 - Organization and Administration of Physical Education and Athletics

Additional Program Requirements

A physical education minor also requires two of the following three courses: HPER 338, 382 or 383.

HPER 338 is required for an elementary (K-6) endorsement.

HPER 382 and 383 are required for a secondary (7-12) teaching endorsement.

Students wishing to minor in phys. ed. must also complete either HPER 51 IR or 52 IR, plus four HPER mini courses or experiences approved by the department, including two activity courses, one of which must be swimming.