Health and Physical Education
Inspiring kids to get fit and live a healthy lifestyle is critical to their life-long health and well-being. Our health & physical education major (BS degree) prepares you to teach PK-12 health and physical education.
Our field-based approach will give you a chance to practice what you learn in peer teaching and real-life settings. You’ll also have service learning experiences working with children in the community.
What Will I Study?
You will study a broad range of subjects that will include basic skills in indoor and outdoor sports, challenge course and adventure training, behavior management, outdoor recreation leadership, physiological assessments, emergency and injury care, laboratory techniques, sports nutrition, and kinesiology.
What Kind of Job Can I Get?
You will be dually certified to teach K-12 health and physical education in a public or private school setting, or you can go on to graduate school.
What Are Some of Our Graduates Doing?
- Masters of Education in Adapted Physical Education, University of Virginia
Program meets endorsement requirements from the Virginia Department of Education