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Studying Physical Education at Weber State

Weber State’s physical education degree trains athletic, energetic students to teach others physical activities to increase their fitness, teamwork skills and overall health in recreation programs or as physical education teachers.

Physical Education Highlights

Physical education classes take advantage of Weber’s extensive recreation and fitness facilities and services in the Wildcat Center for Health Education and Wellness.

If you already have your secondary physical education certificate, you can earn your dual certification to work in elementary schools as well.

Beyond the Classroom

Physical education and physical education teaching majors gain practical experience in the field through teaching students in grades 6-12 in local public schools.

Kristi Hall

Class of 2017

“Each professor in this department has been very supportive and encouraging, and is invested in me as a person and as a student.”

What You’ll LEARN at Weber

You’ll learn the science behind sports and fitness and how to teach others physical activities for a healthy lifestyle. Course topics include:

  • Assessment strategies
  • Adapted physical education
  • Structural kinesiology
  • Growth and motor development
  • Exercise physiology
  • Sports and fitness teaching and activities

What You CAN DO After Weber

Graduates with a physical education degree go on to supervise and manage recreational programs, organize and direct intramural programs and teach in unique education environments, such as alternative schools, charter schools and Job Corps. After completing a physical education teaching degree, graduates are qualified for careers open to physical education majors, along with teaching and/or coaching in public schools.

If you have questions, contact a WSU Career Advisor.

Faculty Perspective

Our physical education teacher preparation program prepares students to become quality educators, focusing on promoting lifelong physical activity and developing the whole student through unique experiences both in and out of the classroom.

Ryan Zimmerman