Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Undergraduate: B.S. in PEHTE

The Department of Kinesiology has a specialized major in Physical Education and Health Teacher Education (PEHTE), leading to K-12 licensure to teach physical education in North Carolina and many other states. This program prepares future teachers by providing opportunities for observation, participation, assisting, and teaching experiences with public school students, including those with special needs.


Students interested in pursuing a B.S. in Physical Education and Health Teacher Education (PEHTE) will first enroll in the “Pre-Physical Education Health Teacher Education” major. To be admitted into the “full” PEHTE major, students must meet certain requirements to apply to the major.

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Resources for Physical Education and Health Teacher Education Students

PEHTE courses are currently going through updates and changes. We suggest to verify any question, comment, or concern with the PEHTE Program by emailing

Physical Education and Health Teacher Education faculty


The U.S. Department of Education requires that all higher education institutions advise students as to whether their curriculum provides them with the eligibility to apply for a professional license and/or certification in the state for which they plan to practice. 

As such, please review UNC Greensboro’s status by state for the B.S. in Physical Education & Health Teacher Education. You should note whether the program either “meets”, “does not meet”, or if there “has not been a determination” of the program’s status in the state for which you plan to practice. You should contact the Program Director, Judy Fowler at with any questions regarding this data.

Click the following link to view the K-12 Physical Education and Health Licensure by State (PDF).