Physical Education and Exercise Science provides a variety of courses to serve the recreational, fitness, and professional needs of the students. An undergraduate major in physical education, with an emphasis in exercise science or teacher education, integrated into a liberal arts course of study, provides for a well-balanced Bachelor of Arts degree. A minor in physical education complements undergraduate prepartion in a variety of other majors. The physical education major or minor can be practically and professionally combined with many areas, including business, biology, sociology, psychology, and communications.

The Physical Education major prepares candidates for careers in teaching, fitness, and recreation. Candidates interested in teaching will pursue Initial Licensure course work through Teacher Education area.

The Exercise Science major is designed for those interested in graduate school and careers in such areas as allied health (athletic training, physical therapy), fitness, strength and conditioning, exercise physiology, sport psychology, wellness, and cardiac rehabilitation. Candidates seeking admission to graduate programs in allied health will have to take additional course work in the natural and social sciences.

Our Program is Accredited By:

  • National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)

For more information on the Physical Education and Exercise Science Program, including course of study and course descriptions, please visit John Carroll’s Undergraduate Bulletin.