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Sports Pedagogy

For the love of sport

The sports pedagogy emphasis will give you the knowledge to enable young people to develop skills and attitudes necessary for fun and safe physical activity. Experiences like working in community outreach programs such as PRIDE, homeschool physical education and the SHAPE club provide hands-on experiences. The faculty are always constantly pursuing professional development in the field kinesiology and sports. This means when you graduate it will be with the most up-to-date knowledge and skills. You'll be fully prepared for your career when you earn sport pedagogy degree from UW-Eau Claire.

Getting involved in your major

  • Students are encouraged to gain as much experience with children and adolescents as possible.
  • Students are encouraged to become members of our state and national organizations: Wisconsin Health and Physical Education (WHPE) and Society for Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America).
  • Students are encouraged to become actively involved in Students for Health, Adventure, and Physical Education (SHAPE) Club—a faculty supervised (but student operated) organization that promotes volunteer experiences in the community, fosters student mentorship within the program, and arranges student social events.

Kinesiology Major, Sports Pedagogy Emphasis

60 credits, no minor required

Students graduating with a kinesiology degree with a sport pedagogy emphasis often pursue careers working with children, adolescents, and/or adults in recreation programs within local park districts, university recreation programs, the YMCA, or pursue graduate school to further their education. This emphasis WILL NOT lead to licensure in physical education upon graduation. If you wish to pursue your teaching licensure, you should meet with an advisor to discuss the options.

Change your major

To change your major to sports pedagogy, please contact the department of kinesiology using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

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