Programs at SUU

Physical Education: Coaching/Teaching

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The Physical Education and Human Performance degree with an emphasis in Teaching/Coaching is a certifiable major and minor approved for secondary teaching licensure at SUU. This emphasis is intended to provide students who wish to pursue teaching careers with the necessary knowledge, experience and training to become effective and competent teachers and coaches.


  • Historically, 40 percent of the coaches playing for state championships each year in Utah are SUU graduates
  • SUU is known as “The Coaching Factory” for both the number of students who graduate to become coaches and for the consistently high quality of the coaches who are SUU alumni
  • During the 2007-2008 school year, SUU alumni competed for 30 Utah State athletic championships and six collegiate championships
  • SUU physical education and human performance graduates are sought after by a number of Utah, Nevada and Arizona school districts


Junior High School and High School teachers, Varsity and Junior Varsity coaches


The Sorenson Physical Education Building is one of the finest facilities of its type
in the western United States. It houses a 50-meter Olympic-sized swimming pool,
a fitness center, three basketball courts, an indoor track, a climbing wall, five
racquetball courts, five “smart” classrooms, and several specialized labs.


Students have opportunities developing lesson plans, practicing teaching
techniques and organizing sporting events while participating in class work,
intramurals, and student teaching.

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