Physical Education

At Hesston College, Physical Education candidates learn scientific knowledge, skill-based and fitness-based competencies and instructional delivery methodology necessary for the development of physically educated individuals. In addition to courses designed for physical education majors and teaching licensure, the department offers a wellness course for all students, an introduction to recreational management and flexible elective courses for majors and non-majors.

Our goal as a department is that all students enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle and develop knowledge of the interconnectedness of the dimensions of wellness.

Related programs of study offered by the Physical Education faculty include Exercise Science and Athletic Training.

Why study Physical Education at Hesston College?

At the core of any physical education program is exercise. If you enjoy exercise, working out, working with people and working to plan recreational events, this major may be for you. Students learn how to organize recreational events, including the annual Howard Hustle race, in the Recreational Leadership class. They learn teaching methodology in Introduction to Education and Diverse Learners. Students learn about opportunities in the field of physical education in Introduction to Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER). Students enrolling in Personal and Community Health will have an opportunity to work within the community. Students will learn the science of the body in Anatomy & Physiology. And students will learn skill-based and fitness-based competencies in one-hour physical education elective classes.

Career Options

After receiving the associate of arts degree in physical education at Hesston College, many students will continue their education and receive a B.A. in physical education with teacher licensure. However, there are many other career opportunities available to physical education majors including coaching, personal training, sports management, community recreation, sports information and journalism, youth camps and business opportunities in the sporting goods industry.

Related organizations

To learn more about opportunities in Physical Education, visit the following professional websites for physical educators:

Physical Education plan of study

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