SUNY Cortland has a long-standing and well-deserved reputation in the field of physical education. We are proud to offer undergraduate students the opportunity to earn a B.S.Ed. as well as a B.S.Ed. with a concentration in adapted physical education. The program also offers special options to study abroad, including study at the Deutsche Sport hochshule in Cologne, Germany and at the University of Ballarat in Australia. Students may also apply to student teach in Australia
The primary purpose of the B. S. Ed. program is to offer students professional preparation leading to certification to teach physical education K-12 and coach in New York State public schools. This certification is also recognized by other states. The program includes theory, activity courses and student teaching experiences. Students will complete 100 hours of fieldwork prior to student teaching.