Health and Physical Education
“Studying Health and Physical Education at Saint Peter’s has allowed me to have a wide range of experiences in preparation for the health and fitness industry. I was the President of the Health and Fitness club which allowed me to plan and coordinate many community health and fitness events, spearhead on-campus events such as the color run, and engage in motivational speaking. I had the opportunity to work at the Recreation Life Center as a student manager and as a group fitness instructor. The courses, internships, and experiences that the Health and Physical Education Department has afforded me have contributed to shaping my future. My ultimate goal is to own a commercial gym franchise through which I plan to impact the health and well being of my clientele.” – Damier ’17
There has never been a greater need for leaders in health and physical education.
We offer many classes in the early evening, online and during the winter and summer sessions; please contact us for more information.
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.