With a growing national focus on physical health, fitness, and wellbeing, Vermont State’s Physical Education B.S. will prepare you for a wide variety of careers in the field. Our concentrations in Health and Physical Activity Promotion and Teaching PreK-12 Physical Education will give you the opportunity to develop your passion and become a leader.
In our physical education major you’ll start building skills in your first year with hands-on experiences. Our small classes and individual attention from faculty will support you as you develop problem-solving and professional dispositions you’ll need to excel. You’ll graduate confident about motivating others to live healthy, active lives — and you’ll be ready to succeed in a range of physical education jobs.
We understand that the cost and value of your education is important to you. That’s why we’re committed to being one of the most affordable colleges in Vermont and why more than 80% of our students receive aid. We're here to help you fit this program into your unique financial picture. Contact this program's Admissions Counselor any time to discuss what types of financial aid are right for you.
Combined with scholarships and aid, a Vermont State education is within reach for students from all financial backgrounds. Speak with our Admissions Counselor to estimate what your true out-of-pocket costs might be for this program.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for Physical Education, B.S.
$9,984 Full Time Annual
$19,992 Full Time Annual
Total Mandatory Fees
Undergraduate (In-Person / In-Person Plus)
$1,416 Full Time Annual
Housing and Food
$7,830 Full Time Annual
Standard Food Plan
$5,068 Full Time Annual
For complete information on tuition and fees across all programs and locations, as well as indirect costs of attendance, visit the complete tuition and fees page.
Why Study Physical Education at Vermont State?
A Practical Education: You’ll start applying your skills in real-life environments early on in schools and other community settings. That’s the best preparation for a physical education teacher job and other health and wellness careers.
Rewarding Career Tracks: You’ll choose a concentration in Health and Physical Activity Promotion or Teaching PreK-12 Education. Both tracks offer options for professional development and networking to help you succeed.
Minors Available: If you pursue one of our Physical Education minors in Adventure Education or Coaching, you can broaden your skillset and potentially open up more career possibilities.
A Solid Future: Our program has an impressive track record of graduates who’ve had great success in diverse professional opportunities: teaching, directing summer camps, coaching, public health, physical therapy, nutrition, and many others.
What You’ll Learn
In Vermont State’s Physical Education program, you’ll gain the skills and confidence to stand out in your career as a forward-thinking leader. You’ll spend a lot of time applying your skills in the environments you’ll work in after you graduate:
Teacher Track: After at least 80 hours of field experience, you can apply for physical education initial licensure for grades Pre-k through 12. You can also enroll in the health education licensure program for dual endorsement in teaching both school health and physical education.
Health and Physical Activity: You’ll gain experience coaching or volunteering with our community partners in your first year. You’ll also have opportunities to boost your skills in individual and team sports and other activities.
In addition to many professional development opportunities our faculty organizes, you’ll build a strong network with graduates of our program at state, regional, and national conferences. You also can strengthen your leadership skills by sponsoring community events with groups including Vermont Special Olympics and the Society for Health and Physical Education (SHAPE-VT.)