Physical Education

Non-Teaching Physical Education Program

Physical education is a comprehensive field that engages individuals of all ages, abilities, and cultures in movement experiences that contribute to their growth and development. Physical education is a dynamic field, constantly evolving as societal trends, demographics, and other factors impact upon it.

The field of physical education offers numerous career opportunities for the professional physical educator. In addition to physical education teaching careers at the K-12 school level (which require a teaching certificate or license), many related careers in physical education are available (see below-link). As new trends and developments occur and the field continues to expand, more and more career opportunities will present themselves.

A new curriculum is in the process of being developed for the Non-Teaching Physical Education Degree option.

Fitness/Health Centers
Health/Fitness Club Manager Strength Trainer
Fitness Trainer/Aerobics Instructor Corporate Fitness Center Manager
Athletic Clubs/Center Director Somatics Instructor
Stress Management Consultant Weight Management Consultant
Personal Fitness Trainer
Recreation Careers
Private Clubs Fitness Instructor Activities Instructor
Aquatics Specialist Facility Manager
Commercial Recreation Instructor Resort Activities Instructor
Camp Instructor/Park Ranger Sports Club Instructor
Veterans Hospital Recreation Director Dance Studio Director/Instructor
YMCA/YWCA Activities Instructor Intramural/Recreational Sports Director
Correctional Facilities Recreation Director Wilderness Therapy Program Director
Sports Tour Operator Child-Care Center Instructor
Outdoor Education Instructor Camp Activities Director/Instructor
Geriatric Fitness Instructor Church Recreation Instructor
Retirement Center Recreation Director YMCA/YWCA Fitness Instructor
Therapy-Related Careers
Recreational Therapist Physical Therapist
Movement Therapist Dance Therapist
Other Related Careers
Professional Dancer Military Physical Education Specialist
Emergency Services Personnel Instructor Protective Services Personnel Instructor
Professional Associations/Organizations
Executive Director Associate Executive Director
Director of Communications Assistant Director of Administration
Membership Coordinator Meeting and Event Coordinator
Administrative Assistant