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Overview

Do you like to play? Are you happiest out on the field? Could you imagine yourself in a career that involved teaching others how to get active and take good care of their bodies? It could be the inner Physical Education major in you.


Every elementary, middle, and high school needs qualified teachers and coaches to run sports programs, design and implement plans for healthy living, and teach physical education. You don’t need an ultra-tight pair of BIKE shorts or a weird moustache to teach P.E. What you do need, however, is a degree in Physical Education. Phys Ed majors work as coaches, team managers, recreational managers, personal trainers, and health and gym teachers. Some end up working in one sport; others teach a wide range of sports and fitness-related subjects.

SAMPLE CURRICULUM

  • Community Health

  • First Aid

  • Fundamental Sports Skills

  • General Biology

  • General Psychology

  • Motor Learning and Control

  • Physiology of Exercise

  • Principles of Human Anatomy

  • Principles of Human Physiology

  • Sports Nutrition

  • Tests and Measurements in Physical Education


HIGH SCHOOl PREPARATION

Biology, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, statistics, and general chemistry will all come into play in the Physical Education major. All sporting activities are useful, so try to get involved with and learn them as best you can.

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