Students who complete any of the concentrations in this major will have a broad background in the theories and applications of physical education. Students will be well-positioned to apply for graduate studies in related fields or get a variety of fitness-oriented jobs working in educational and community settings. Because the General Education, Department Core and Activity Requirements are the same in all concentrations, students can easily move from one concentration to another.
Concentration in Coaching
The Concentration in Coaching is offered as an alternative for students who are not seeking teacher certification in Health and Physical Education. In this concentration, students will focus on principles and techniques of coaching, as well as social and psychological factors related to sports. This concentration prepares students to work as coaches in a variety of settings including schools and colleges, community sports programs, and professional sports.
Concentration in Physical Activity in Educational Settings
The Concentration in Physical Activity in Educational Settings is offered as another alternative for students who are not seeking teacher certification in Health and Physical Education. This concentration contains all elements of the Teacher Certification program, without the teacher education sequence. The concentration in Physical Activity in Educational Settings provides students with a core of physical education and health courses and required general education courses prior to entering one of the other concentrations (Teaching Certification in Physical Education and Health or Coaching).
Students entering the BS in Physical Education major, who are not in one of the other concentrations, are automatically enrolled in the Physical Activity in Educational Settings concentration. From here, students can switch to the Teacher Certification in Physical Education and Health program or Coaching.
Exercise Science and Physical Education Brochure
Good health begins with physical well-being. The Department of Exercise Science and Physical Education is committed to preparing its graduates to assist individuals to achieve their health and fitness goals.