Health and Physical Education Program


HPE 450 Class

If your desire is to help children become confident, skillful, physically active movers for a lifetime, you might consider a degree in health and physical education. It can be very rewarding to help youngsters become healthy and physically active for a lifetime. Our health and physical education undergraduate program prepares graduates for certification as P-12 health and physical education teachers.

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts Degree in Health and Physical Education
Undergraduate students in the health and physical education certification program complete programs of study in three general areas. After you have completed the Murray State University's required University Studies Program, you will complete the professional education courses sequence. Finally, you must complete content specific requirements in the health and physical education area. For certification, you must earn a passing score on three Praxis II exams plus the PLT Exam. Students must meet the Murray State requirements for University Studies Program as well the requirements for admission to teacher education.

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Dr. Barbara Washington
Department Chair
3225 Alexander Hall
Murray, KY 42071