PE Enrollment/Retention Standards

Enrollment caps for physical education majors are determined by the School of Education. If you wish to transfer into physical education from a different UWSP major, you must have a 2.75 cumulative grade point average.

New students must follow these requirements:
  • Freshmen: Complete a minimum of 30 credits with a 2.50 GPA. These credits include
    • P ED 105, 150; Math 100, English 101 and 102, Biology 160, Psychology 110, and 5 credits of chemistry or physics (23 credits). You must complete these courses before you can enroll in P ED 200, 201, and 260.

  • Sophomores: Complete 60 credits with a 2.60 GPA minimum.

  • Juniors: Complete 90 credits with an overall GPA of 2.75 including all natural science courses. Prerequisites for P ED 331 are acceptance into the School of Education and director consent.

  • Students may apply to the School of Education while enrolled in P ED 260.

  • If you fail to meet the above requirements you will not be allowed to register for professional physical education courses. You may appeal to the director of physical education.

  • There are enrollment caps for admission to the Professional Education Program. Please consult your adviser in the physical education department for specific requirements and cap limits.

  • Prospective School of Education (SOE) candidates will be evaluated on Wisconsin Teaching Standards, GPA and PPST rank, personal statement/reflection, letters of support, and a standardized interview.
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