Physical Education

If you're interested in sports - either participating, teaching, coaching, or training, then the physical education major is the one for you. Working with children and youth in the areas of movement, physical activity and fitness development should also interest you. The primary aim of physical education in schools is to equip children with the knowledge, skills, capacities, and values along with the enthusiasm to maintain a healthy lifestyle into adulthood.

The Department offers a physical education curriculum with two areas of emphasis. The teaching emphasis is specifically designed to prepare you for teaching health and physical education.

The emphasis in personal training will prepare you to plan and lead strength and exercise programs in the health and fitness industry.

In addition, the Department also offers minors in athletic coaching and dance.  
Expand Your Skills
  • Obtain a teaching certificate in your home state
  • Gain experience by working with the age group you preference
  • Develop skill in coaching sports
  • Participate in sports or intramurals
  • Develop leadership skills
Career Options
  • Activities Director
  • Athletic Coach
  • Athletic Director
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Fitness Trainer
  • Health Care Educator
  • Health/Fitness Consultant
  • Intramural Programmer
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Physical Education Administrator
  • Prison Recreation Specialist
  • SPA/Health Club Manager
  • Script Writer
  • Sports-Fitness Nutritionist
  • Sports Medicine Professional
  • Sports Official
  • Strength-Conditioning Coach
  • Teacher
Professional Organizations
  • National Association for Sports and Physical Education
  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
  • National Association for Fitness Certification
  • National Athletic Trainers Association
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