Health and Physical Education
“I’ve discovered how I want to leave my mark in the world. As a health and physical educator, I want to lead a campaign against sedentary living, instilling in others the desire to achieve lifelong optimal health.” – T.T. ’12
There has never been a greater need for leaders in health and physical education.
Poor lifestyle health-behaviors are the number one cause of chronic disease in the United States, accounting for 75% of our health care costs. The Department of Labor suggests that the employment of fitness workers will increase by 13% between 2012 and 2022.
The health and physical education program prepares you for post-graduate work and professional service in the fields of physical education and health education.
The program is dedicated to innovative teaching, meaningful community and professional service, and creative scholarly endeavor. Our Health and Fitness Club and internship possibilities provide students with unique opportunities to serve and educate both within the Saint Peter’s community and beyond.
The health and physical education program offers a major in health and physical education with a concentration in health education or physical education to prepare students for employment in a number of venues including commercial fitness, corporate health and fitness, and community recreation and health promotion.
Students can also participate in a teaching certificate preparation program.