Health and Physical Education K-12 - BS

Program Contact: Dr. Shelly Klinek, CAPE, CWP

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Has gym or health class always been your favorite? Would you like to lead your own health or gym class one day? Our health and physical education major will help you get there. 

In our program, you’ll study education – of course. But you’ll also learn about psychology, nutrition, personal health and wellness, and living well. You can play on one of our 15 sports teams. Or help out with one of them. And, you’ll be on a campus that is surrounded by physical-fitness opportunities. You can hike. Bike. Run. Ski. 

With your degree and your teaching certification, you’ll have many career choices. Teach at an elementary or secondary school. Coach a team. Be a personal trainer. Or, you could teach young people who have physical challenges

What you can do with a degree in Health and Physical Education. Suggested 4-year plan of study.

Additional Information:

You need to formally apply to be admitted to the teacher certification program after you complete 60 credits. Requirements for admission include successfully passing the appropriate PAPA Modules, maintaining a 3.0 overall GPA and receiving no lower than a C- in any course. Three letters of recommendation as well as a Career Goals Statement are part of the application process. Admission to the program does not guarantee certification but the program is designed to help teacher candidates meet the Pennsylvania Department of Education teacher certification requirements.


Armstrong Donna


Director of Education Program, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Early Level Education


151 Swarts Hall

Brinda Wayne


Associate Professor of Education and Coordinator of Secondary Education


150 Swarts Hall

Klinek, Shelly


Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education


165B Sport & Fitness Center


Visiting Instructor of Educaton


149 Swarts Hall