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Physical Education

BSC's Physical Education program provides the first two years of study toward a bachelor's degree with or without a teaching credential. Curriculum includes four semesters of athletics and specialized coursework in injury care/prevention, first aid, health, and electives in officiating, dance and wellness.


Physical Education


Physical Education is education through physical activities selected and carried on with full regard to values in human growth, development and behavior. The curriculum strives to prepare students for upper division coursework leading to a bachelor’s degree. Students pursuing a degree in education with a major in physical education should complete the requirements below.1


Students should have the desire to learn more about development of the human body in both a physical and spiritual context.


Those completing the required coursework earn an Associate in Arts degree.

Bismarck State College has many cooperative, articulation, or transfer agreements with postsecondary institutions both inside and outside of the North Dakota University System. Some of these agreements are established to allow students to remain on campus as they complete their bachelor’s degree. In all cases, students seeking to transfer after completing a degree at BSC should consult the academic catalog of their destination college and work with their academic advisor to plan for this transition.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with a four-year degree may consider elementary or secondary school teaching and coaching or management in athletic clubs and private and public recreation programs.



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