Health and Physical EducationBachelor of Arts

Why study Health and Physical Education at Gustavus?

You may complete a major in Health & Physical Education without seeking state teaching licensure to become prepared for work with all age groups in a variety of movement-related settings. You will develop knowledge, skills, and perspectives for work in community-based outreach programs, parks and recreation, fitness, health promotion or public health education, and afterschool or camp settings.

Course Examples

Every year, Gustavus faculty teach more than 1,800 courses - you'll be able to choose what interests you. Maybe one of these courses from Health and Exercise Science will be on your class schedule.

  • HES-211Health Literacy
  • HES-316Curriculum and Instruction in Health and Physical Education
  • HES-207Motor Learning
  • HES-232Elementary Physical Education Content and Methods

What can I do with a degree in Health and Physical Education?

The Health and Physical Education major is adaptable - and valuable - leading to many different fields and fulfilling careers. Here are a few popular paths, but a Gustavus degree can take you anywhere.

  • Parks and Recreation
  • Sport Management
  • Sport Psychology
  • Coaching
Average salary 5 years post graduation Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes Explorer from the U.S. Census Bureau
75%  Ultimately attended graduate or professional school
11:1  Student to Faculty Ratio
72  Majors
100%  of courses taught by faculty members

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