"What Can I Do With a Major in...Physical Education?"
The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:
- Develop a foundation for a professional philosophy based on both historical and current knowledge of physical education, physical activity, and fitness/wellness.
- Understand physical activity through the use of knowledge of human anatomy, kinesiology, physiology and analysis of movement patterns.
- Expand his/her skills, knowledge and understanding in a variety of physical activities including games, sports, rhythms and fitness skills.
- Understand and apply first aid procedures, safety factors and risk management involved in physical activity settings.
- Gain an awareness of administering physical education and fitness/wellness programs for diverse populations.
- Properly apply measurement and evaluation in the assessment of physical education and fitness/wellness programs.
- Develop an appreciation for the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle.
Physical Education B.S. Program Option 1: Elementary - Secondary Certification K-12
Physical Education B.S. Program Option 2: Fitness/Wellness (Corporate Fitness)
Physical Education B.S. Program Option 2: Fitness/Wellness (Exercise Science)
US Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook
Area 1 Elementary-Secondary K-12
Teachers - Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary
Area 2 - Fitness/Wellness I (Corporate Fitness)
Area 3 - Fitness/Wellness II (Exercise Science)
Related Career Titles
Area 1: Elementary - Secondary Certification K-12
Area 2: Corporate Fitness
Aerobics/Group Exercise Instructor
Athletic Enhancement Program Director
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist
Cardiovascular Fitness Instructor
Corporate Wellness Program Director
Country Club Manager
Cruise Recreation Director
Related Job Listings/ Job Search Website
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
American College of Sports Medicine
American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.
American Physical Therapy Association
MO Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
National Association for Sport and Physical Education
National Athletic Trainers Associations
Four-Year Academic Plans
Physical Education Option 1: Elementary - Secondary Certification Physical Education; K - 12 Certification: B.S. Degree
Physical Education; Fitness/Wellness (Corporate Fitness): B.S. Degree
Physical Education; Fitness/Wellness (Exercise Science): B.S. Degree
Career Library Resources
Opportunities in Sports and Athletics Careers
Opportunities in Recreation and Leisure Careers
Opportunities in Fitness Careers
Opportunities in Occupational Therapy Careers
Opportunities in Physical Therapy Careers
Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry
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