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.
Course Requirements in the Major
Total Credits for Major: 79-81
You need to formally apply to be admitted to the teacher certification program after you complete 48 credits.
Requirements for admission include successfully passing the appropriate basic skills assessments, maintaining a 3.0 overall GPA and receiving no lower than a C- in any course required in the major. 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.
For more information about admission requirements, please see the Teacher Education website
Dr. Donna Dombek
Director of Education Program, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Early Level Education
151 Swarts Hall
Dr. Wayne Brinda
Associate Professor of Education and Coordinator of Secondary Education
150 Swarts Hall
Dr. Shelly Klinek
Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education
165B Sport & Fitness Center
These are just some of the positions our recent graduates have.