If you are looking for a program in physical education that will allow you to pursue your interest in sports, health and wellness and prepare you not only to make a living, but also prepare you for a life that is rich, rewarding and fulfilling, we invite you to join our dynamic team of teachers and learners in an exciting journey to realize your potential and fulfill your promise.

Physical Education Factsheet

University of Jamestown Physical Education Distinctions

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

  • Physical education courses taught in the new 12,500 square foot state-of-the art Foss Wellness Center and the recently expanded Larson Sports Center
  • Innovative Technology labs utilizing Dartfish and TriFIT software
  • 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
  • Students graduate with a unique integration of technical training blended with a liberal arts background preparing you for a variety of careers and graduate school opportunities

Specific coursework for this major is outlined can be Viewed Here or downloaded here.

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

More information about the chair.

Certifications/Degrees: MS, Cal Poly Pomona State University
Teaches: Theory of Track and Field


Certifications/Degrees: BA, St. Olaf College
Teaches: Theory of Volleyball


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)


Periodically, departments do employ adjunct faculty when full-time faculty do not have time within their schedules to teach all courses which the university wishes to be taught. Additionally, sometimes there is a community member or member of the staff at the University of Jamestown that holds a skill or has had education which makes it possible to teach a course which cannot otherwise be taught by regular full-time faculty. This list does change semester-to-semester.

Certifications/Degrees: BS, North Dakota State University; BA, Jamestown College
Teaches: Sports First Aid and Injury Care


Certifications/Degrees: MS, Northern State University
Teaches: Intro to Kinesiology


Certifications/Degrees: Doctor of Chiropractic, Northwestern Health Sciences University


Certifications/Degrees: MS, University of North Dakota
Teaches: Health Education and Tennis/Golf


Certifications/Degrees: BS University of Jamestown, MS University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Teaches: Introduction to Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology


Certifications/Degrees: MS, University of North Dakota

  • University of Jamestown
    Kinesiology Department
    6032 College Lane
    Jamestown ND, 58405

  • University of Jamestown
    6072 College Lane
    Jamestown ND, 58405

  • Chris Mahoney, MS Assistant Professor

    mahoney@uj.edu | PH: 701-252-3467 ext. 5564

  • Marla J. Walter, MS Instructor

    mwalter@uj.edu | PH: 701-252-3467 ext. 5712