Health and physical education professionals possess the knowledge to help others reach health and fitness goals, leading to a better quality of life. This program is ideal for those interested in becoming coaches or personal trainers.
Thanks to the increased popularity in health trackers and fitness apps on mobile devices, people are becoming more aware and interested in topics like exercise, nutrition, and wellness. Earning a degree or certificate in health and physical education means becoming a trustworthy and experienced person that people can turn to when assessing their health goals. After graduation, students can look forward to exciting careers as teachers, coaches, athletic trainers, fitness professionals, and sports managers.
We offer two credentials for students intrested in Health and Physical Education. Students hoping to work as personal trainers or contract coaches can earn a Certificate of Completion in Exercise Specialist. Students hoping to work in education or transfer to a four-year program can earn an Associate of Science in Health and Physical Education.
Students seeking this degree will also earn credit in the general education core. In addition to the topics covered in the certificate program above, students earning their Associate degree will also study:
With our Certificate of Completion in Exercise Specialist, students must complete 30 credit hours, which can be completed in two semesters.
The Associate of Science degree in Health and Physical Education consists of 62-63 credit hours. Students enrolled full-time typically finish in four semesters.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupations in the arena of Health and Physical Education are expected to increase much faster than the average for all occupations. As more people become interested in physical fitness and wellness, more well-trained professionals will be needed. Fitness professionals may also find themselves working in an educational environment in P.E. programs and/or athletics. Some of the careers include: