Prospective Students of PETE


What will I study?

The Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education program is made up of the following components:

  • Liberal studies and general education courses that expose students to a broad range of academic disciplines.
  • Exercise science core course work that offer in-depth study of the basic sciences and mathematics.
  • Physical education pedagogy (how to teach) courses.
  • Elective classes related to areas of additional certification.

What kind of job can I get with a PE degree?

Your Bachelor of Science degree in PE from UW-Madison will serve as the key to available PE teaching jobs in Wisconsin, other states, and ever overseas.  In addition, our graduates find successful careers in the fields of health care, sports, fitness and business.

What are some of our graduates doing?  Click on the links to learn more




  • A beautiful campus of 933 acres along the shore of Lake Mendota
  • 5 area lakes and more than 100 miles of running, hiking, and biking trails in Madison
  • The benefits of being situated in the state capital city of Madison (pop. 220,000), which tops many “best” lists—best place to live and work, best college sports town, one of America’s safest cities, and a top green city
  • A convenient south central Wisconsin location, 80 miles from Milwaukee, 150 miles from Chicago, and 270 miles from Minneapolis
  • Just 10 minutes from Dane County Airport, which offers more than 100 daily flights and nonstop flights to 14 major cities


Wisconsin’s combination of academic excellence and great value recognized by The Princeton Review, Barron’s Best Buys in College Education, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and The Fiske Guide to Colleges