Physical Education & Sport Science Programs

The Physical Education & Sport Science Department offers 1 major, 3 undergraduate minors, and a graduate certificate.

Undergraduate Major

With the Physical Education (Teaching) major, you’ll be prepared to become a physical education teacher for students in K–grade 12.

You’ll also learn how to provide learning experiences in a variety of physical education settings.

See required courses for the Physical Education (Teaching) major.

Undergraduate Minors

Adapted Physical Education (Teaching) Minor

Make a difference in the lives of students with disabilities in grades Pre-K-12 as a physical education teacher.

See required courses for the Adapted Physical Education (Teaching) minor.

Adventure Education Minor

Make education fun for kids with games and outdoor activities.

As an Adventure Education minor, you’ll experience the best of outdoor recreation between the bluffs and the Mississippi River while learning how to bring adventures into your own future classroom.

Coaching Minor

In the Coaching minor, you’ll learn coaching techniques to help players in a wide range of school sports teams and youth programs succeed.

See required courses for the Coaching minor.

Graduate Certificate

Kickstart your career in high school athletic director, collegiate coaching, or sports team management positions with this online graduate certificate.

See required courses for the graduate certificate.


A degree from the Physical Education & Sport Science Department will prepare you for a wide variety of careers.

Expand your career options by combining a health education major and a coaching minor.

Teaching Physical Education

Teaching, K-12

College & University



College & University

Private & Club

Sports Administration

Athletic Director

Recreational and Sports Director

Sports Information

Games Management



Sports Business

Sports Club Director

Camp Director

Recreation Director

Media Relations

Sports Business Manager

Sports Event Planning

Sports Finance

Sports Sales & Marketing

Contact the PESS Department
Raymond Martinez, PhD
Department Chair

Wabasha Recreation Center 205


Email Raymond Martinez
Stephanie Smidt
Administrative Assistant

Wabasha Recreation Center 111


Email Stephanie Smidt