Physical Education

Physical Education

See Program Requirements Our Physical Education Program is not only for the student who wants to become a Physical Education teacher working with K-12 students, it is also for those interested in non-teaching careers in fitness, wellness and even recreation. We provide educational opportunities for our students in and out of the classroom and also serve as a resource for those now in teaching or other professional fields. We have very hands-on classes, an active P.E. Majors club, and have even compiled a free P.E. Video Collection to support physical education teachers and their programs. The University’s fitness and wellness facility Gentile Hall, with its indoor pool, jogging track, climbing wall, fitness center, and multi-purpose gym, is an important educational space for us. The gym floor, specifically, contains lined courts for basketball (2), tennis (2), volleyball (2), badminton (6), team handball (1), and 1-wall racquet ball (3) and serves as the site of many of our classes and learning activities. The building contains other important resources of interest to our majors, including the office of the UMPI Outing Club and an Exercise Physiology Lab with state-of-the-art exercise monitoring equipment. This lab  helps support the Maine Winter Sports Center program and the world-class Nordic Skiing facility located in Presque Isle.

  • Hands-on learning

    Hands-on learning

    In our program, you learn by doing, whether it’s the science of movement or preparing an active lesson plan.

  • Not a teacher?

    Not a teacher?

    No problem. Teaching is one part of Physical Education, but if you want to explore other careers in fitness and wellness, we’re still the right program for you.

  • Get kids active

    Get kids active

    Our P.E. Majors Club hosts a Fit and Fun Day each semester, providing activities so fun for local kids that they don’t even realize they’re getting exercise.

Program Requirements

Contact Us

Leo Saucier
South Hall
181 Main St.
Presque Isle, ME 04769
Phone: (207) 768-9421