Health and Physical Education
The Kinesiology Health and Physical Education Option provides the coursework and experiences for students to obtain dual teaching certifications in health and physical education, from Kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) in the state of New Hampshire (NH). Teaching certifications obtained from the university are transferable to all states within the U.S.
More than 95% of teacher preparation programs in health and/or physical education in the U.S. are 4-year programs. In the traditional 4-year program, students receive a B.S. undergraduate degree and become certified to teach. Here at UNH, we are incredibly unique in that we provide our students the opportunity to become certified through our 4-year program, or through a 5-year Master’s of Art (MAT) in Teaching program. We are one of the few programs in the country that offers students this flexibility. Whether you chose the 4 or 5-year program, the coursework remains the same until the final semester. Candidates enrolled in the the 4-year program, student teach in the final semester before graduating with a B.S. in Kinesiology (Health and Physical Education) obtaining certifications in both health and physical education. Students opting for the 5-year program do not student teach because they will be completing a year-long internship in their 5th year. At the end of the internship, students are eligible for certification in health and physical education.
For questions about this program, contact the option coordinator, Michelle Grenier, at (603) 862-1835, or e-mail Michelle.Grenier@unh.edu.
For those already with a non-physical education undergraduate degree interested in obtaining a teaching certification in physical education, click here.
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