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Health and Physical Education

Health and Fitness

The Health and Physical Education Program at Eastern Washington University offers a BA in education for health and fitness.

The BAE in health education prepares the student to enter the world of teaching on either a primary and/or secondary education level. When finished, the student will be certified/endorsed to teach health and physical education in the state of Washington. In addition to taking content-oriented classes, students also take education classes in order to better understand the methods, theories and strategies involved in teaching children.

What will I study?

The program prepares graduates in teaching K-12 children in the performance and understanding of basic motor skills, games and lifelong fitness activities, wellness, nutrition, decision-making, as well as the social and personal skills related to participating in physical activities.

Program Curriculum


Interesting courses I might take:

  • Applied Nutrition/Fitness
  • Sex Education
  • Physiological Kinesiology
  • Sport and Culture
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Teaching Methods in Health
  • General Methods and Procedures for Physical Education

What could I do with my degree?

  • health and/or PE teacher - elementary, middle or high school
  • strength coach, coaching, officiating
  • fitness instructor - corporate or club
  • public health settings
  • athletic director
  • Opportunities also exist in colleges and universities for those who elect to continue beyond the bachelor's degree level of education.
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