Physical Education

Motivating Through Health

Be a game changer for young students in Quincy University’s Physical Education major. Our experienced staff will provide continuous guidance and feedback as well as offer many real-world opportunities to provide you with the skills to hone your craft. Through QU’s distinctive and extensive teaching experiences, students will develop the ability to teach movement skills effectively and to analyze the benefits and effects of physical activity.

Your Courses

At Quincy University, our curriculum is designed to qualify students for K-12 certification, challenging them to become servant leaders with a commitment to the success of all learners. From Foundations of Physical Education to student teaching, students will learn techniques in the classroom and be able to apply them with young students from Quincy schools


Reaching Goals

QU really helped me learn the knowledge and etiquette I needed to be the trainer I am today. Not only did I learn the skills to be successful, but I also learned core values to be more personable with my clientele.
Jon Graff '14, Personal Trainer, Advance Wellness

Your Career Options:

  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Coach

Active Learning Opportunities and Clubs

  • Coach at local schools and make a positive impact in children’s live
  • Mentor K-12 students in community centers and Franciscan affiliates
  • Volunteer for the Special Olympics
  • Participate in action-research projects and present your results at state and national conferences
  • Strive for membership in Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society for Education majors
Fun Fact: In 2015, our cafeteria underwent a complete makeover. Among the new additions? Made to order brick oven pizza!

There’s no application fee when you apply online.

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