The Physical Education Studies A.A. degree provides a foundation of liberal arts and physical education courses that can prepare you to enter bachelor's level Physical Education programs. Students with proper advisement can also pursue other upper-level programs related to sports science and recreation.

This is primarily a transfer program. The majority of students graduating from the Physical Education Studies program continue their education at a four-year college or university.

This program is offered by the Health, Physical Education and Exercise Studies Department.

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Career and Transfer Opportunities

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Career fields related to this program include: physical education instructor, aquatic director, athletic director, fitness instructor, athletic trainer.
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Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Here are median salaries taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2017): High School Physical Education Teacher, $59,170; Recreation Worker, $24,690; Fitness Trainer, $31,840; Athletic Trainer, $51,510.
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Graduates of this program have transferred to Boston University, Castleton State, Ithaca College, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Springfield College, SUNY Cortland, , University of Delaware and West Virginia University.

Get in Touch

Department or program information:

Colleen Ferris
McDonough Sports Complex, Room 219

Program admission information:

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
Regular Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.