Skip to main content

The Physical Education Teacher Education program prepares skilled, effective teachers who have the ability to obtain licensure in North Carolina by completing a program that is grounded in scientific, foundational and pedagogical knowledge.

The Recreation and Youth Development Concentrations (non-teaching options) prepare knowledgeable and skilled practitioners who, upon completion of the program, are able to develop and implement safe and effective physical activity programs for all people in various settings.

The Physical Education major offers teaching and non-teaching concentrations as well as two minors.

  • Teacher Education Concentration (teaching)
  • Recreation Concentration (non-teaching)
  • Youth Development Concentration (non-teaching)


Go ahead... take the next step. Ignite your passion, discover your strength, and prepare to make a difference in the world. There is no ceiling to what you can do at WSSU. #BeTheNext

I love WSSU and the culture. All the people here inspire me to elevate myself.

Javarus McConner '17