Springfield College has a solid reputation for helping to inspire and empower some of the best physical education teachers in the world. Our physical education teacher licensure major emphasizes the importance of facilitating skills, knowledge, and values to holistically educate each child. 

The program prepares a student to become an educator who is uniquely equipped to apply personal and professional knowledge in school settings. Initial involvement and hands-on experiences with school students begins in the first academic year and continues in public and private sectors throughout the four-year program.

Throughout their undergraduate education, students will be actively engaged in the principles and methods of teaching, while also receiving in-depth exposure to movement concepts and fundamental motor patterns, physical education activities for children, and outdoor adventure activities. Graduates are then eligible to apply for physical education initial licensure for grades PreK through 12.

Continued Connections

At Springfield College, the relationship between students and the institution doesn’t end after graduation. Our alumni serve as an incredible resource for our current and prospective students.

One example is our Youth in Motion program, in which alumni working in the school systems bring students with an interest in the fields of health, sport, and physical activity to East Campus to promote career exploration and leadership skills that can be applied int heir desired fields.

High school students do a team building exercise with marbles during Youth in Motion at East Campus.

Physical education major John Danahey shares his experiences with Youth in Motion and what it's like to be a student at Springfield College. Danahey went through the program in high school and choose Springfield College, in part, because of the experience.

At Springfield College, we believe that hands-on learning and alumni connections are keys to professional success. If you want to have an experience like John's, submit your application today.

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American Kinesiology Association Membership

The School of Physical Education, Performance, and Sport Leadership is a member of the American Kinesiology Association.

An advocate for kinesiology at the national and international levels, the American Kinesiology Association supports educational opportunities in the fields of exercise science and sport studies, health education and physical education, and sport management and recreation management.