Our specialized major in Physical Education and Health Teacher Education (PEHTE), leads 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.

The Student Experience

Throughout the program, there are opportunities for active observation, assisting teachers, peer and small group teaching, and a culminating student teaching experience with public school students, including those with special needs.

Undergraduate Minor


  • Ang Chen
  • Karen “Pea” Poole
  • Judy Fowler, PEHTE Coordinator


Graduates of approved teacher education curricula are eligible for initial licensure on the basis of UNC Greensboro’s recommendation to the State Department of Public Instruction.

Notice About Health Licensure By STate

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 with any questions regarding this data.

DEGREE IN Physical Education and Health Teacher Education

Program discontinued

This program is being discontinued and is not accepting applications for admission. The University is still authorized to offer the program and issue the associated credential for students who are currently enrolled in the program.

Contact: [email protected]

Judy Fowler

Judy Fowler
[email protected]

Physical Education & Health Teacher Education Coordinator