If you can picture yourself sharing your love for sports and physical fitness with young students consider a major in Physical Education Teacher Education at University of Jamestown. Our Physical Education Teacher Education degree program provides a comprehensive Physical Education background along with all of the requirements for K-12 teacher licensure.

University of Jamestown Physical Education Teacher Education Distinction

As a Physical Education Teacher Education major at University of Jamestown, you’ll benefit from:

  • Numerous hands-on opportunities to meet and work with educators and students in the community
  • The latest information with regard to legislation and regulations affecting the teaching profession
  • Small class sizes with the focus on excellence in teaching and student learning
  • Significant opportunities for international study, hands-on field experience, and co-curricular activities


Proven Success

  • 99% average placement rate within six months after graduation for recent graduating seniors
  • University of Jamestown students are equipped with the skills necessary to face the demands and challenges of the teaching profession and are well-prepared and confident that they will make an important difference in the lives of children and young adults.
  • Students are encouraged to join the Student North Dakota Education Association, a professional organization which exposes members to greater knowledge of their field and provides opportunities to meet other education students and professionals. Other organizations in early childhood education, reading, mathematics, and science also afford opportunities for participation.
  • Eligible students are invited to join Pi Lambda Theta, the international honor society and professional association in education.
Specific coursework for this major is outlined in the downloadable courses and requirements. Courses & Requirements

Our Academic Catalogs provide information on policies and procedures, the admissions process, programs of study, and degree requirements.

As course offerings can change from semester to semester, working with the Registrar’s office will ensure that your courses are kept on schedule so that you can graduate in four years.

Chris Mahoney, MSAssistant Professor

Certifications/Degrees: MS, Northern State University
Teaches: Technology Integration, Curriculum/Standards & Assessment, Elementary Methods, PE Methods, Teaching Fitness Education, MS & HS Activities & Materials, PE Seminar, Adapted PE, Social Dance
Crawford_Ed Ed Crawford, MSInstructor, Head Men's Cross Country and Track & Field Coach

Certifications/Degrees: MS, Cal Poly Pomona State University
Teaches: Theory of Track and Field
jonHegerle Jon HegerleInstructor, Head Volleyball Coach

Certifications/Degrees: BA, St. Olaf College
Teaches: Theory of Volleyball
thorlakson, mika Mika Thorlakson, DCAssistant Professor

Certifications/Degrees: Doctor of Chiropractic, Northwestern Health Sciences University
Crabtree Gene Crabtree, BS, BAInstructor, Athletic Trainer

Certifications/Degrees: BS, North Dakota State University; BA, Jamestown College
Teaches: Sports First Aid and Injury Care
Kelsey Titus Kelsey TitusInstructor, Assistant Volleyball Coach

Certifications/Degrees: MS, Northern State University
Teaches: Intro to Kinesiology
Hager-Tom Tom Hager, MSHead Baseball Coach, Associate Athletic Director

Certifications/Degrees: MS, University of North Dakota
Ulland-Greg Greg Ulland, MSInstructor, Head Women's Basketball Coach

Certifications/Degrees: MS, University of North Dakota
Teaches: Health Education and Tennis/Golf
walterMarla5 Marla J. Walter, MSInstructor

Certifications/Degrees: BA, University of Arizona; MS, University of Arizona
Teaches: Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology of Exercise, Methods in Aerobic and Resistance Training, Phys Education and Recreation, Exercise Mgmt (persons with chronic disease & disabilities)
Adjunct Faculty
  • University of Jamestown
    Kinesiology Department
    6032 College Lane
    Jamestown ND, 58405

  • University of Jamestown
    6072 College Lane
    Jamestown ND, 58405