Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

Undergraduate: PEHTE Major

The Department of Kinesiology has a specialized major in Physical Education and Health Teacher Education (PEHTE), leading to K-12 licensure to for 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.


To participate in this major, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Current major GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • A minimum grade of C (not C-) in all KIN prefix courses taken at UNCG
  • Successful completion of the following classes:
    • BIO111 and lab (C- or better)
    • BIO271 and lab or KIN291 and lab (C or better)
    • KIN 250 (C or better)
  • Twenty (20) hours of volunteer work in a physical activity setting

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