As an SPU Health and Fitness Education major, you will benefit from outstanding faculty members who have years of experience working in the exercise industry. They have experience in academic settings and with recreational and elite populations. They have also been coaches and trainers for individual athletes and teams.
In this major, which emphasizes information delivery and includes instructional methods, your courses include “Human Anatomy and Physiology,” “Motor Learning and Development,” “Biomechanics,” “Sport Injury Management,” and “Exercise Physiology,” in addition to classes in teaching methods. Whether you plan to enter the workforce after graduation or attend graduate school, a Health and Fitness Education major provides you with a solid foundation.
Whether you plan to teach in a school, coach on a sports field, or serve in another movement-related profession, the Health and Fitness Education major gives you the knowledge base and experience necessary to educate various age groups about fitness and health. In this major, you will:
After graduation, you will be equipped to enter a variety of careers.
Major courses and degree requirements
As a Health and Fitness Education major, you will be required to take a minimum of 72 credits, including at least 35 upper-division credits.
Review the Health and Fitness Education major courses and requirements.
For future teachers
If you intend to earn your Residency Teacher Certification and teach elementary and secondary health and fitness classes, you can choose from two paths to teacher certification within the Health and Human Performance Department — Health and Fitness P–12 Certification and Integrated Studies.
Residency Teacher Certification program
Find more information about SPU’s Residency Teacher Certification program.
Integrated Studies major with a concentration in Health and Fitness
If you intend to earn your Residency Teacher Certification and teach elementary health and fitness classes, you must major in Integrated Studies with a concentration in Health and Fitness.
Requirements for Integrated Studies: Health and Fitness concentration