Physical Education Resume Sample

In this example of a K-12 physical education teacher resume you will notice it highlights his expertise in instilling the importance of a healthy, happy, active lifestyle while promoting sportsmanship in all students. Joe's resume for applying to a new gym teaching position is easy to read, highlights key education credentials and core skills, and will leave the reader wanting to know more.

We used an eye-catching header in this P.E. teacher resume sample, making the client's name pop out and be more memorable to the reader. Included is a resume profile or summary of qualifications that boasts Joe's years of expertise, talent for engaging elementary, middle school or high school students and improving their skills, fostering teamwork and sportsmanship, and commitment to fostering positive relationships in the school community.

This physical education resume sample also showcases the client's areas of expertise in a separate section, including IEP writing, behavior modification, curriculum development, individualized instruction, and motivational techniques. These strengths are keywords that are critical to secure a gym teaching job interview, especially if the resume is scanned by an online applicant tracking system.

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We've also included a strong quote from his cooperating teacher that showcases his talents and skills as a P.E. teacher. It's always more powerful to have someone else speak about your abilities. Incorporate a testimonial from a superior into your teacher resume if you can.

Keep in mind there are an abundance of resume writing strategies you can incorporate into your physical education resume or CV.

Joe's education and credentials have been placed front and center on the first page of this physical education teacher resume sample. We wanted to highlight his strong credentials and the fact that all his schooling is directly related to his teaching area. For instance, he holds a bachelor's degree in physical education, physical education teacher certification, and American Red Cross instructor certification. All of these are integral to a physical education teaching job.

His teaching experience section begins with Joe's most recent teaching experience which is as a physical education teacher at a middle school. We've clearly listed the details of the position, the school, and the dates he has been employed. We've followed this information with a short paragraph detailing his day-to-day duties as a gym teacher. Notice his daily teaching duties have been described in a way that holds the reader's interest by explaining how he develops his students' skills through praise and individualized support.

The new bullet points we wrote found under his teaching work experience are designated for major accomplishments only. These bullet points immediately draw the reader's eye as they are separate from the rest of the work experience. To capitalize on this, we've highlighted his most impressive teaching achievements, such as raising test scores and grade levels.

Physical Education Resume Sample - Page 1

This P.E. educator resume sample highlights Joe's job duties and career accomplishments, demonstrating he is more than qualified for the position he is applying for. His achievements are concrete examples of what he brings to the classroom, and how his teaching skills have benefited prior students.

The second page of this resume continues on with Joe's work experience, detailing his previous related experience that gives credence to his tenure as a talented physical education teacher. His three previous work experiences that are shown on the second page include a past position as a physical education teacher, a health and physical education student teacher, and after school sports program coordinator. To differentiate from his current position, his second physical education teaching experience describes his role in different terms and highlights different areas of his teaching talents such as his behavior modification strategies and his ability to provide clear direction.

The achievements listed under each teaching experience demonstrate Joe's ability to promote sportsmanship, good techniques, and improve grades for his students. Achievements are the most important part of a resume, so make sure to include them in your physical education teacher resume. Instead of just listing your duties and skills, accomplishments show what you have done for a school in the past, letting a potential school know what you can do for them in the future.

Achievements should follow the C.A.R. method: challenge, action, result. What was a challenge you faced, what actions did you take to solve it, and what was the result? For instance, in Joe's resume, one of his accomplishments is as follows: "Provided constant feedback and positive reinforcement to keep students motivated; participation rates increased from 65% to 100% from time prior to taking over class to the end of the school year, 2015".

You will also notice that the second page has included a page header that contains his name and the page number. This is important, as all pages of your application should contain your name, and by including the page number, this ensures that your resume will remain intact with all pages included.

This example of a Physical Education teacher resume includes the client's professional development initiatives, which have been critical for the success he has enjoyed in his career. It shows that not only has he completed courses in relevant teaching areas, but that he also has gained in depth credentials in CPR, first aid, and AED.

We have also integrated Joe's professional affiliations as the final section of the resume. His professional affiliations show his dedication to his teaching area by being involved in two separate professional organizations related to health and physical education.

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Joe PhysEd
7859 Some Street • New York, NY 77777
Home: 555-975-2782 • Cell: 555-876-3589 • Email: Joe@some

Physical Education Teacher

Highly enthusiastic teaching professional with 10 years experience. Proven ability to tailor lesson plans to accommodate multiple intelligences and meet the diverse needs of regular and special education students. Talent for integrating fun activities, which seek to enhance children's fine and gross motor skills, as well as to promote physical well-being, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Effectively differentiates instruction and provides individualized support, ensuring that all students are able to succeed in the classroom. Active team member; dedicated to increasing student achievement and fostering positive relationships within the school community. Areas of expertise include:

  • Behaviour Modification
  • IEP Writing
  • Curriculum Development
  • Individualized Instruction
  • Motivational Techniques
  • Integrated Activities
  • Hands-on Instruction
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Performance Assessments


"Your innovative teaching style, enthusiasm, and a willing to think outside the box is truly amazing. You are a teacher who is passionate about assisting students to learn the importance of health and fitness. Your continuous desire to develop new methods and strategies to further your knowledge is remarkable."
- Sarah Smith, Cooperating Teacher, EFG Middle School



Bachelor of Arts; Major: Physical Education (K-12)

New York University, Greenwich Village, New York, NY, 2008, GPA 3.79, Dean's List

State of New York Physical Education Teacher (K-12)
American Red Cross Instructor



ABC Middle School – New York, NY  9/2015 – Present
Physical Education Teacher
Develop and facilitate the Physical Education curriculum; actively participate in instructional program planning for regular and special education students. Create and implement daily lessons, which promote the improvement of physical, cognitive, and collaborative skills, as well as emotional and personal betterment. Reinforce teamwork, cooperation, collaboration, and problem-solving. Provide praise and individualized support to raise students' self-confidence and self-esteem levels. Coach boys Basketball and girls Volleyball.

  • Designed and integrated exciting games that encouraged active participation; resulting in dramatically improved test scores and grade levels.
  • Collaborated with colleagues and parents to resolve lingering disciplinary issues of one particular child; instituted an effective motivational system to ensure voluntary cooperation of the student.

XYZ Middle School – Bronx, NY   9/2011 – 6/2015
Physical Education Teacher
Developed and presented lesson plans that taught the rules and strategies of various sports; encouraged teamwork, sportsmanship, and proper techniques. Provided clear and consistent directions to keep the class focused and productive. Implemented behavior modification strategies, along with a cooperative discipline model to maintain a positive and well-disciplined class. Established a safe and secure learning environment for all students. Coordinated with other colleagues in the department to allocate resources and revise teaching methods. Served as Coach for boys Basketball.

  • Utilized scaffolding and differentiated instruction to facilitate different styles of learners and accommodate students' specific goals and needs.
  • Provided constant feedback and positive reinforcement to keep students' motivated; participation rates increased from 65% to 100% from time prior to taking over class to the end of the school year, 2015.

EFG Middle School – Bronx, NY   1/2011 – 3/2011
Health and Physical Education Student Teacher
Planned and presented Physical Education lessons to a diverse group of students. Supervised the class and instituted disciplinary measures when necessary. Administered formal and informal assessment methods; utilized rubric design. Actively participated in school meetings and conferences.

  • Created an exciting, interactive two-week Sport Education Unit, where students participated in Volleyball and took direct responsibility.

YMCA – New York, NY   12/2007 – 12/2010 
After School Sports Program Coordinator
Organized and supervised an after-school program for children ages 5 to 12. Promoted physical, social, and emotional growth. Incorporated exciting games and activities, which introduced students to the world of sports and physical fitness.

  • Developed a good rapport with all children, offering positive motivation and support to individuals, who otherwise may not have received any from other sources.



Instructor Certification in CPR/AED/ First Aid, CPR
(Professional Rescuer with AED, Oxygen Curriculum Planning)
Assessment Methods ~ Physical Education Evaluation ~ Successful Classroom Management



State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance
American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance

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