Physical Education

The physical education major has special characteristics that will make you a valuable addition to prospective employers:

  • Good physical fitness.
  • Knowledge of the mechanics and health processes of the human body.
  • Capacity to educate individuals about health concerns.
  • Understanding of the psychological factors involved in sports participation.
  • Capability to motivate people to increase their commitment to health enhancing behaviors.
  • Training to demonstrate proper participation of sports so as to decrease injuries, and increase health, teamwork, and self-confidence.
  • Ability to hold the attention of a group of students.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and instructional skills.
  • Advanced organizational, conflict resolution, and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of educational theory, teaching strategies, developmental theories, and techniques of discipline.
Possible Career Paths

Although this major will prepare you for the following careers, advanced training/education may be required. Research careers/job titles that interest you to become aware of the requirements for this field:

Adaptive Physical Education Specialist
Athletic Director
Childhood Motor Skills Instructor
Community Health Educator
Conditioning Coach
Dance Instructor
Equipment Manager
Fitness Center Manager
Fitness Instructor
Health Advocate
Health Consultant
Health Information Specialist
Health Outreach Coordinator
Health Educator
Movement Education Specialist
Physical Education Teacher
Planned Parenthood Counselor
Recreation Manager
Sports Official
Substance Abuse Educator
Wellness Coordinator

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