Harper College

Physical Education Teacher Endorsement

Expand your career opportunity by preparing for the PK-12 Physical Education Teacher Endorsement Certificate.

Once you hold a Professional Educator License (PEL) or Educator License with Stipulations endorsed in a teaching field, you can add additional content area endorsements. Endorsements make you a stronger candidate and expand your teaching opportunities. This program prepares you to take the ISBE Physical Education (144/213) test.

  • Online, on-campus and blended formats
  • Complete certificate with 6 courses, 18-semester hours, in 3 semesters
  • Accredited by Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
  • Meets Illinois State Board of Education requirements
  • Led by highly qualified faculty holding master's and doctoral degrees
  • Applicable to any grade level, even if underlying teaching endorsement on the PEL is different grade range
  • Tuition is a fraction of the cost of other colleges

Required Program Courses:

Credit Hours Course Number Course
Required Courses
3 KIN200     Introduction To The Field Of Kinesiology
3 KIN230     Exercise Science
Electives (choose 12 credit hours)
3 KIN201     Physical Education In Elementary School
3 KIN202 Standard First Aid And Cpr
3 KIN203   Wellness For Life
3 KIN214 Exercise Technique
3 KIN217     Teaching Territory Games
3 KIN220     Introduction To Coaching
3 KIN221     Care And Prevention Of Athletic Injuries
2 KIN222     Sports Officiating
3 KIN223     Sports Psychology
3 KIN224     Sociology Of Sport
3 KIN225     Sports Nutrition
3 KIN231     Fitness Assessment And Programming
3 KIN236     Functional Anatomy

Sample Plan

This certificate can be taken in fully online 8-week classes using the schedule below:

Physical Education Endorsement- 18 credit hours

Summer Semester (8 weeks each taken at the same time)

  • KIN 200 W01 Introduction to the Field of Kinesiology
  • KIN 220 W01 Introduction to Coaching

Fall Semester

  • 1st 8 weeks: KIN 224 W70 Sociology and Sports
  • 2nd 8 weeks: KIN 236 W80 Functional Anatomy

Spring Semester

  • 1st 8 weeks: KIN 230 W70 Exercise Science
  • 2nd 8 weeks: KIN 223 W80 Sports Psychology

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Next steps

For more information about teaching endorsement prep courses at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.

Last Updated: 4/8/24