Physical Education

The Physical Education (P.E.) program will prepare you to pursue a career in teching or in the sports and fitness management industry.

The Teaching concentration will prepare you to teach P.E. at both elementary and secondary schools. You will learn theoretical principles of education, teaching techniques and curriculum development. You will also participate in field experiences in local schools and student teach in order to gain hands-on experience.

The Sports and Fitness Management concentration will prepare you to work in both small business and large corporate settings in a variety of positions, from personal trainer to business owner. You will learn business fundamentals, exercise theories and teaching techniques. You will also complete an internship with a fitness or recreation center to gain real-world experience in the industry.


Sample Courses:

  • Adolescent and adult development
  • Athletic injuries
  • Fitness and conditioning
  • Kinesiology
  • Managerial concepts and practices
  • Personal and community health
  • Physiology of exercise
  • Principles of marketing

Program Concentrations/Tracks:

  • Teaching
  • Sports and Fitness Management

Career Options

Common Career Areas:

  • Athletic coaching
  • Education
  • Fitness programming
  • Marketing
  • Outdoor education
  • Personal training
  • Recreation center management
  • Sports events planning


83 percent of 2014 Physical Education graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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