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Health and Physical Education PK-12 Teaching Field Endorsement

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The Health and Physical Education PK-12 Teaching Field Endorsement allows students to be qualified to teach at the secondary level in the public or private sector. The endorsement requires 62 hours of specialized coursework for initial certification. Because of the close partnerships with surrounding school districts, University of Nebraska at Kearney students have the opportunity to complete interactive experiences to practice teaching in a variety of health education settings beginning their freshman year. UNK believes in the value of hands-on learning and helps to guide students in these field experiences throughout their collegiate career to develop quality educators who make a difference in the lives of students.


  • Teacher in Health Education and/or Physical Education
  • Coach
  • Work at a recreational facility in the area of Health and Physical Activity
Ryan Bauer

“I always knew that I wanted to go into the teaching profession. There is nothing more rewarding than trying to pass on my love for being physically active to kids of all ages. The classes that I took helped shape me into my teaching style that I adopted. UNK does a great job of getting us into classrooms from our first years. I absolutely loved the teachers that I had the opportunity to learn from. I felt confident leaving UNK that I would be able to give my best.”

Ryan Bauer

South Central Unified District #5 , Fairfield, NE