Physical Education Program Links
The Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation1216 Ordean Court
110 Sports and Health Center
Duluth, MN 55812
Phone: (218) 726–7120
Fax: (218) 726–6243
Physical Education Program Coordinator
The University of Minnesota Duluth undergraduate program in physical education is housed in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER). HPER is one of five departments in the College of Education and Human Service Professions. The physical education teacher education program leads to a Bachelor of Applied Science degree. It is a fully accredited program.
The physical education teacher education (PETE) program is a blending of physical education content knowledge and skills related to the public school curriculum, supporting science course (biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology) and the theory and methodology courses of the discipline of physical education as well as the theory courses of the supporting disciple of education.
The PETE program at UMD places a heavy emphasis on each PETE candidate acquiring the skills associated with planning, delivering and assessing instruction. Candidates will get repeated opportunities to teach their peers, students brought to campus and students in the public school settings. The faculty of the PETE program believes strongly that good teachers come from good mentors. Candidates will receive frequent and specific feedback on their performance as developing teachers. Candidates will also be expected to reflect throughout the curriculum on their own growth and development as a teacher.
Our intent as a faculty is to challenge students to grow to be knowledgeable, skillful and effective teachers, ready to assume and be successful in a teaching position in a global educational market.