Program Overview

Combine your passion for sports and fitness with an opportunity to impact the lives of children and youth through teaching. The C-N physical education degree prepares PE and health teachers for kindergarten through 12th grade. Our comprehensive program gives you knowledge and skills in the principles of movement and performance as well as instructional strategies and understanding for reaching a diverse student population. 

You can complete your teaching license in physical education K-12, high school wellness, middle school health, special education or elementary education all in three years with summers or four years without summers. We offer both a physical education licensure program and a non-licensure program.

  • I was extremely grateful and proud of the phenomenal professionalism and knowledge presented at Carson-Newman.
    Michael Cogliano, 2015 / Physical Education Teacher / Rush Strong School
Physical Education Careers


Physical education alums pursue jobs as:
• PE teacher
• Health teacher
• Wellness teacher
• School coach

Physical Education Student Teaching


You’ll get hands-on experience in these local schools:

• Jefferson Elementary School
• Jefferson Middle School
• Northview Senior Academy
• Rush Strong School

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