MajorEducation - Physical Education (PreK-12)

Wichita State’s Bachelor of Arts (BA) in physical education—PreK-12—combines quality, accredited classroom instruction with hands-on learning in a state-of-the-art human performance lab. You’ll also gain practical teaching experience in Kansas’ largest school district—preparing you for a successful career working with children through the promotion of health and fitness.

Learn how physical education is the right fit for you.

Physical Education students in scuba diving class.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the College of Applied Studies, you must first be admitted to Wichita State. For admission into the physical education program, you must also meet the teacher education admission requirements.

For WSU’s admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Get real-world experience in high-tech research lab

In WSU's Human Performance Lab, you'll get to choose your path. As a student researcher, you'll work alongside faculty and be fully supported as you pursue a project or niche that suits your interests.

As you prepare for a career in exercise science, you'll be continuously exposed to research projects, including opportunities to work within local, state and regional companies. Many students who have come before you have gone on to full-time jobs with those very businesses.


The physical education and teaching curriculum comprises 83-84 hours and are taught within the departments of Human Performance Studies and Curriculum and Instruction. The curriculum includes student teaching in local schools.


A bachelor’s degree from Wichita State’s College of Applied Studies will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to make a positive impact in the classroom—and prepares you to pursue an advanced education degree.

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