Health & Physical Education, Bachelor of Science

Health Physical Education Undergraduate Degree

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. 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.

Program Outcomes

  • 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.

Course Requirements

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Academic Plan

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Career Options

A degree in Health & Physical Education can be used in more ways than you may think. Take a look at some of the potential careers that can result from this area of study.

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4-Year Career Plan

The path to your future career starts long before graduation. Learn what steps you need to take along the way to put you a step ahead.

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Featured Faculty

Dennis Obermeyer

Dr. Dennis Obermeyer

  • Professor of Physical Education
  • Education
  • B.S., Peru State College; M.S.Ed., Northwest Missouri State University; Ed.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
Jan Wilson

Dr. Jan Wilson

  • Professor of Education; Chair of Education; Director - Teacher Education/Unit Head, PEB
  • Education
  • B.S., Oklahoma State University; M.S., Wichita State University; Ph.D., Kansas State University