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Physical Education

Make tomorrow’s generation healthier while strengthening your career options.

Physical Education

Only one in three American children are physically active every day and children spend more than seven hours a day using some kind of screen, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Our physical education degree provides the tools you need to create a culture of health for future generations. You can combine courses in kinesiology and education to prepare for a career teaching in grades K-12.

And by adding an emphasis in strength and conditioning you’ll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become a strength and conditioning coach.

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Programs Offered


Sample Courses


  • Biomechanics
  • Motor Development
  • Critical Investigation: Teaching and Learning
  • Principles of Strength and Conditioning
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Special Admission Requirements


There are no special admissions requirements for this program.

What Sets Us Apart


The teacher-scholar philosophy at TCU means professors actively immerse themselves in research--often with involvement of both undergraduate and graduate students. When your teachers are involved scholars themselves, everyone benefits.

You'll be given the opportunities to learn alongside your professors on field studies all over the United States.

At TCU there’s a shared willingness by faculty to collaborate across disciplines in teaching and research. Our goal is for students to build on their new knowledge, making valuable connections between concepts and ideas from different areas of study. This motivates our students to be more creative in their lifelong learning, and enhances the critical thinking skills needed for problem solving in today’s world.

International awareness and cross-cultural understanding are critical to our mission to educate to educate individuals to think and act as ethical leaders and responsible citizens in the global community. Our faculty members are committed to empowering students to broaden their perspectives while addressing the world’s problems. TCU’s international programs inspire, enlighten and prepare Horned Frogs to make positive change for the greater good.

Career Prospects


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a growth of 8% in the need for high school teachers. Prepare for a rewarding career or pursue a graduate degree with an undergraduate degree in physical education.