This major develops licensed practitioners who are competent in an educational environment teaching physical education, health and coaching various sports. The practitioner understands and uses a total kinesiological approach, emphasizing anatomical, biomechanical, psychological and physiological principles in teaching at the elementary, middle and secondary schools.
Students completing the program will find positions teaching physical education and health in elementary, middle and secondary schools. Coaching is also an option for students completing the program.
Some students will find opportunities for using their knowledge in health and fitness centers, park district recreational programs and in nursing homes. With this strong academic background other opportunities in graduate programs are open to students.
Students must be accepted into the education department in order to pursue a teaching license.