Health and Physical Education (non-teaching)

Health and Physical Education (non-teaching)

(Bachelor of Science)

Earning Your Degree at CSU

God created human beings to glorify Him with every movement. Building healthy bodies is important for our mental, emotional, social, physical and spiritual well-being.

Health and Physical Education are dynamic fields, constantly evolving as societal trends, demographics and other factors impact it. The Health and Physical Education (non-teaching) major is designed for undergraduate students wanting to work with individuals of various ages, abilities and cultures in human movement/performance and physical activity experiences that contribute to their growth and development in non-school settings.

124
credit hours

5+
certifications eligible after graduation

YOU WILL LEARN TO...

  • Capably contribute to the  personal physical development of individuals
  • Motivate others towards healthy lifestyles
  • Teach and facilitate movement, sports and health education in dynamic environments

YOU WILL LEAVE CLARKS SUMMIT UNIVERSITY WITH…


  • Teaching and mentoring skills
  • A passion for training individuals in active situations
  • Hands-on experience in coaching, organizing and running fitness activities

QUICK FACTS ABOUT CSU’S HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION (non-teaching) PROGRAM


  • 124 credits
  • You will be prepared for employment in fitness/health centers, recreation careers and therapy-related careers.
  • You will be prepared for further education in any of these and related fields as well as certification exams from nationally accredited organizations such as:
    1. NASM (National Academy of sports medicine)
    2. ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association)
    3. ACE (American Council on Exercise)
    4. ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine)
    5. NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association)
  • Your program will include hands on learning opportunities gained through internships guided by professionals

COURSES INCLUDE

  • Individual, Dual and Rhythmic Sports
  • Kinesiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Motor Learning and Skill Analysis
  • Exercise and Nutrition
  • Administration in HPE and Sport
  • Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology

POSSIBLE CAREERS


  • Health/Fitness Club Manager
  • Fitness Trainer/Aerobics Instructor
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Movement Therapist
  • Corporate Fitness Center Manager
  • Strength and Conditioning Trainer/Coach
  • Stress Management Consultant
  • Aquatics Instructor
  • YMCA/YWCA Activities Instructor
  • Outdoor Education Instructor
  • Dance Instructor
  • Emergency Services Personnel Instructor
  • Military Physical Education Specialist
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