Hands-on internships and opportunities
Health and wellness education doesn’t always take place in a school setting. This degree from Friends can give you the foundation to help others improve their lives by improving their health.
Start your future in health & physical education.
Earn your degree in Health & Physical Education through a wide variety of learning methods including a 180 hour senior internship at a health club.
Access to library and academic support services.
Accessible educators with real-world experience.
A degree in Health & Physical Education gives you career choices to help others improve their health.
The 180 hour senior internship provides you with valuable local experience that can prepare you for employment nationally. Internships at the health clubs provide opportunities to earn personal trainer certification and you may even start to build a client base.
Facilities like the YMCA provide a variety of leadership experience activities, which include but are not limited to: game planning; tournament scheduling; promotion development; sponsorship coordination; and marketing.
Helpful career guidance.
What can you do with a degree in Health and Physical Education?
Students graduating with a degree in Health and Physical Education are employed in various fitness related facilities. Those opportunities range from private clubs like Genesis Health Clubs to nationwide organizations like the YMCA.
- Possess scientific knowledge in the areas of kinesiology, biomechanics, exercise physiology and laboratory data collection. To be considered proficient, the student must score 70 percent or higher on the Summative Kinesiology, Biomechanics & Exerciser Physiology Knowledge Assessment.
- Develop a plan and then teach a team sport. To be considered proficient, the student must score 70 percent or higher on the Unit Presentation Rubric.
- Possess the knowledge and skills that will enable you to successfully complete an off-campus internship. To be considered successfully completed, the student must score 70 percent or higher on the Health and Physical Education Agency Supervisor’s Final Evaluation form.