B.Sc. On Campus

Physical Education

Bemidji State University

48 months
18416 USD/year
7976 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Physical Education program of the Bemidji State University will prepare you for a career teaching physical education in K-12 schools. You learn to teach physical education through a holistic approach with a focus on the psychomotor, cognitive and affective domains of student learning. You learn how to promote participation in lifetime physical activity.


The program

The Physical Education program of the Bemidji State University is an integrated program between the Department of Human Performance, Sport and Health and the Department of Professional Education. The program is designed to meet the teaching licensure requirements of the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) and is guided by the National Physical Education Standards.

Hands-on learning is at the core of your educational experience. You learn from professionals in the field and experience teaching in real-world situations. The five methods courses focus on content and pedagogy in dance and rhythm, elementary physical education, team sports, individual sports and fitness activities. You engage in multiple field experiences that include observation, tutoring and teaching. Program completion requirements include 15 weeks of student teaching. Our program provides you with a diversity of experiences and the chance to develop a varied skill set that will increase your career options.

Career Options

The BS in Physical Education will lead to Minnesota teaching certification and prepare you for:

  • Teaching physical education in K-12 school systems
  • Coaching in the K-12 school systems (See Coaching Certificate)
  • Entry into physical education graduate degree programs

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Allied Health
  • First Aid and CPR/AED 
  • Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sport
  • Motor Development
  • Motor Learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

All international applications are processed on a rolling basis. 


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application fee of $20.00
  • Application (online or paper) International Student Application
  • Official transcript
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Statement of Purpose
  • International Agreement Form
  • Authorization to Release Student Information Form (if applicable to you)
  • Financial documents
  • A copy of passport ID Name Page
  • Transfer verification form & a copy of your I-20 or DS 2019 if you are currently in the F or J status in the U.S.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9208 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    7976 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3988 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Bemidji

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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