Physical Education and Health Program

Careers in Physical Education

The Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education provides a solid foundation preparing you to pursue a variety of careers, from chiropracty to teaching, from recreation leadership to athletic training, and from dance therapy to sports management. Today, Physical Education professionals have a very important role to play in the future of the health of our nation and the world. On this page you will find descriptions of some of the many exciting careers for which a degree in Physical Education will prepare you. Note that many involve further study, but some do not, and in many fields you may find an entry-level position while you pursue further study.

As a Physical Education major, you will:

  • Learn skills in a variety of sports, games, dance, swimming, and outdoor pursuits for your own enjoyment and to share with others in many ways
  • Develop leadersip, organization, and communication skills which will serve you in any interaction with others, in your career or in recreation
  • Come to understand the science of the body and how the body works, especially the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system, the respiratory system – and the cardiovascular system – and you will learn how to apply this knowledge to improve sports or dance skills, to repair injury, or to make appropriate exercise and nutrition decisions
  • Understand and apply principles of healthy living, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, socially, and environmentally, and learn how to share this knowledge in many settings
  • Appreciate the breadth and depth of the physical education field, its history and future trends, and discover your place in the field

Career Examples

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