Program Description

video_graphic.jpgThis program with its recommended minor in Developmental Adapted Physical Education and/or Coaching will prepare you for a career in teaching and coaching. Mayville State is respected throughout our region for preparing quality teachers. With your major in Physical Education, you'll be eligible to seek K-12 certification, and you can tailor your Coaching minor to emphasize the sports that interest you most.

Student's Quote

"I believe strongly that the HPER division at Mayville State University has prepared me for a long and happy career in teaching Physical Education. This program maintained its consistency of workload and variability of classes the whole way through my four years at the university. It is my belief that the many educators of the HPER program engage and interact with the students in a manner that allows each student the equal opportunity to succeed in the classroom. I want to encourage anyone interested in the program to take this opportunity and graduate from Mayville State University with a degree from the HPER division. I did and personally I could not be happier!" - Geoff Sutton, Physical Education graduate


Lifelong Preparation - Mayville State Education programs are designed to prepare you for lifelong success. You'll learn about how children learn and develop and how to use different teaching strategies, motivational techniques and communication tools that will help to make you the best teacher you can be.

Classroom Experience - You'll have an opportunity to make the most of your student teaching experience. Mayville State works with experienced and highly qualified cooperating teachers who will provide you a positive learning environment and mentor your professional growth.

Variability - Mayville State's physical education major offers you the flexibility to choose from a variety of minors, including Developmental Adapted Physical Education (DAPE). Public schools across the country are searching for teachers who can work with special needs students. The DAPE minor will provide you with the background and practical experience you will need to provide quality physical education experiences for students with special education needs.

Career Opportunities

  • Exercise Science
  • Physical Education
  • Coaching

Physical Education Majors

Physical Education Minors