Physical Education & Recreation

"At Gallaudet, I was surrounded with positive influences such as teachers, coaches and fellow students, each of whom I continuously learned from. We have world-class coaches and former professional athletes working here at Gallaudet."
Adham Talaat, '14
Assistant Football Coach, Gallaudet University

Turn Your Love of Sports into a Career

Gallaudet offers great opportunities for physical education majors. Join or work with one of our NCAA Division III varsity sports teams. Work with our faculty to obtain an internship at a summer camp or school. Challenge yourself and learn to lead others through our Outdoor Experiential Learning classes, which have included rock climbing, nature discovery, winter activities in Colorado and more.

Our physical education major allows you to tailor your program to prepare to teach health and physical education or to plan and lead strength and exercise programs in the fitness industry. All students participate in at least one internship.

Gallaudet's nationally accredited teacher preparation programs can prepare you to obtain teaching certification at the elementary or high school level. Or expand your career options with our athletic coaching minor, which has prepared graduates for positions in mainstream and deaf schools, colleges and universities.

Graduates are coaches, teachers and fitness trainers throughout the United States.

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Keep reading to learn more about the physical education program and career outcomes.

Course and Degree Requirements