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    Physical Education - Online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

    Join a career path that truly makes a difference.

    Physical Education teachers help instill and mold healthy habits that can last a lifetime. In this program, you will learn about basic education principles, how to build a PE Curriculum, how to teach in and manage a gym space, and skills and strategies for many different sports, games, and athletic activities. The program culminates with a student teaching experience that allows students to get real world experience before heading into the workforce. In just a few semesters, you can have your Wisconsin Physical Education Teaching License and be on your way to creating a healthier tomorrow for your students.

    Why UW-Whitewater Online?

    • The only fully online Post-Bacc PE Program in the Universities of Wisconsin
    • Designed to be completed as quickly as 4 semesters including student teaching
    • Student Teaching Opportunities Local to the Student

    Fully Online

    No requirements to come to campus.


    Complete courses asynchronously and part time.


    Enhance your career and expand your knowledge.

    Physical Education - Online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

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    The online post-baccalaureate certificate in Physical Education is a 34-credit program for students that have earned a baccalaureate degree in any other discipline.

    For a comprehensive overview of the program structure and required courses, please refer to the Undergraduate Catalog

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    To qualify for admission to the online certificate program, you must have completed an undergraduate degree from an accredited college/university with a minimum GPA of 2.0 in undergraduate studies, and meet admission criteria.

    If you do not meet the admission criteria, please email us to determine if you could be admitted on a contingent basis.

    International students must meet additional criteria and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for information and assistance.

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    The online bachelor's program at UW-Whitewater is a superior value at $412 USD per credit for the 2024-25 academic year. This tuition rate applies to Wisconsin residents, out-of-state and international students who have declared an online bachelor's major. Non-major classes are charged at the standard resident/non-resident level. Visit the Tuition and Fees webpage for complete information.

    Course materials

    Textbook rental is included in the cost of tuition for many courses through the University Bookstore's Textbook Rental program.

    Financial aid

    Students completing a certificate with a degree program may be eligible for financial aid in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, or employment. All of these make up a “Financial Aid Package” and may be offered singly or in various combinations. Since funds are limited, priority for aid is based on financial need and how promptly applications are filed. To find out, or if you have other financial aid questions, contact the financial aid staff person assigned to you or try uwwfao@uww.edu or 262-472-1130.

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