Back to Top

Physical Education Teaching Certificate

What is a Physical Education Teaching Certificate?

The Physical Education Teaching Certificate is designed to provide educators with the expertise, skills, and methodologies essential for teaching physical education effectively to K-14 students. This certificate offers comprehensive knowledge on various elements of physical education, including movement skills, fitness development, sportsmanship, physical literacy, and the promotion of lifelong physical activity. Participants will gain insights into creating dynamic and inclusive lesson plans and activities that are research-based and adhere to both state and national physical education standards. This certificate is perfect for educators aiming to enhance their teaching capabilities and discover innovative instructional strategies in physical education.

Through this program, participants will be furnished with the necessary tools and resources to develop and implement successful physical education curricula in their schools or districts. They will deepen their understanding of the vital role physical education plays in the holistic development of students, including its impact on physical health, academic performance, and social-emotional well-being. The certificate will equip educators to tackle the diverse physical activity needs and challenges faced by students, fostering an environment that encourages healthy, active lifestyles.

Delivered through a series of online courses, the certificate program allows participants to learn at their own pace, offering flexibility to accommodate their schedules. The curriculum is led by seasoned physical education professionals and industry experts who provide valuable insights, practical advice, and constructive feedback to help participants refine their teaching practices. Upon completion, educators will receive the Physical Education Certificate, which can enhance their career prospects and distinguish them in a competitive educational landscape.

How do I Earn my Physical Education Teaching Certificate?

Select 15 units from any of the elective courses below.
Elective Courses:

Benefits of Earning Your Physical Education Teaching Certificate – 100% Online


Learn at your pace 100% online and advance your skills while still working a full-time job.


Enroll in individual courses anytime and take up to an entire year to complete each course. There is no time limit on when you need to complete all the elective courses to earn your certificate.


Instructors are available to give you lifelong individualized support, whether you are a current or previous student.


FPU’s certificate emphasizes the importance of health education and gives time for teachers to practice, engage, and reflect.


Instructors at FPU are veteran teachers with classroom experience and advanced degrees who are instrumental in the development of engaging courses.


Professional development courses can help you earn certifications and increase your salary. Some districts offer thousands of dollars per year for taking courses.

How do I Request my Certificate?

  1. Complete 15 units of elective courses as specified Above.
  2. Click to download the application form.
  3. Return completed application form to CE office, as stated on the form.
  4. Upon receipt of the completed application form, and verification of successful completion of the 15 units, the certificate is awarded and posted to the participant's transcript.