The Physical Education and Sports Studies Program of Tusculum prepares students for employment and/or pursuit of further study at the graduate level in physical education.

The mission of the physical education program is to prepare students qualified to seek employment in teaching physical education, coaching sports, recreational leadership, sport management or wellness related and fitness enhancing fields.

The department of physical education offers the following programs to achieve the above goal:

  1. Teaching Licensure in Physical Education: Grades K-12
  2. Sports Science Major
  3. Sport Management Major
  4. Coaching Minor
  5. Coaching Endorsement

Students majoring in disciplines other than Physical Education may also seek the Coaching Minor or Coaching Endorsement.


The Physical Education and Sport Studies Department offers a rich service program of electives for students, faculty, staff and the community to achieve physical fitness and develop sports skills for lifetime participation in leisure time activities. Participants may choose from numerous offerings such as aerobics, aquatics, badminton, basketball, bowling, golf, soccer, tennis, tumbling, volleyball, weight-training, etc.

Note: Students may take additional one semester hour activity courses without paying an overload fee provided the total number of hours does not exceed 19 for that semester.