Church Teachers College. Dept. of Physical Education

In 1909, Brigham Young University renamed and refocused the mission of its College. The Church Teachers College absorbed all of the Colleges departments but centered their energies into thoroughly preparing collegiate students to become high school educators. In 1910 the Department of Physical Education was created. When the Church Teachers College split in 1920, the Department of Physical Education retained its name and function under the administration of the School of Arts and Sciences.

Variant names

Church Teachers College. Physical Education Dept.


Established: 1910

Abolished: 1920

Location: Provo, Utah (1910-1920)


The Department of Physical Education was responsible for the teaching of courses in physical education.

Assets and Administrative Structure

The Department of Physical Education was part of the Church Teachers College, the higher-education branch of Brigham Young University. Eugene L. Roberts served as Department Chairman from 1911 to 1928.

Associated Units

Superior unit: Church Teachers College (1910-1920)

Later unit: Brigham Young University. School of Arts and Sciences. Dept. of Physical Education (1920)


Brigham Young University Annual School Catalog, 1910-11: p. 18 (part of the Church Teachers College) p. 47 (Department of Physical Education, courses listed)

Brigham Young University, 1975: v. 4, p. 504 (department chairman: Eugene L. Roberts, 1911-1928)

Maintenance Information

Record ID: EAC-2009-00043

Creator: UPB