The program focuses on courses in the liberal arts and physical education theory and activity with an emphasis on health awareness, sportsmanship, and professionalism. Students will graduate from the program with a specific knowledge base and experiences in the areas of movement, sport/athletics, recreation, and the life sciences. Individual and dual sports, fitness and conditioning, team sports, recreation, and health are among the areas that will be studied.
Employment projections for western New York and western Pennsylvania indicate an increased need for physical education, health, and coaching positions. Similar projections for New York state, based on information from schools, colleges, universities, and private sector businesses, also suggest the need for more wellness, fitness, and recreation instructors as increasing numbers of baby boomers approach retirement.
Career and Transfer Options
The program provides a strong foundation for a variety of career and transfer options, including:
- Physical education
- Coaching certification
- Personal training
- Sports medicine
- Health education
- Athletic training
- Exercise physiology
- Sport Psychology
- Sports management and administration
- Recreation and intramural administration