Careers in Physical Education

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Physical and health education is a very broad field. From teaching at every level of education to careers in training and medicine, physical education can open doors for you not only to lead an active life but to help others to do so as well.

What can you do with a physical education major?

  • Physical education teacher
  • Health education teacher
  • Coach
  • Professional instructor (e.g., golf, tennis)
  • Dance instructor
  • Martial arts instructor
  • Athletic trainer
  • Group exercise leader
  • Commercial/Corporate fitness program
  • Wellness program director
  • Certified personal trainer
  • Health/Fitness counselor
  • Strength and conditioning specialist
  • Certified aerobics instructor
  • Sports medicine
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Recreation programs
  • Physical/Occupational therapy
  • Sport psychologist
  • Clinical exercise specialist
  • Registered dietitian/nutritionist
  • Orthopedic medicine
  • Osteopathic medicine

We encourage most of our physical education majors to consider working toward advanced degrees in physical education, exercise science, sport administration, sport nutrition, or sport psychology. Calvin will prepare you well for graduate-level education.

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