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Health and Physical Education Major with K-12 Teaching

Health and Physical Education Major with K-12 Teaching

Health and Physical Education at Messiah College

Experience a broad-based health and physical education training program, backed by the resources of Messiah’s championship-winning NCAA Division III athletics program.

With health  and physical fitness becoming a major focus of health care across the U.S., there has never been a more important time to consider a major in health and physical education. Messiah’s program will prepare you to positively impact people  by completing the state requirements to take the exam to become certified to teach health and physical education for grades K-12. Your Pennsylvania teaching certification is transferable to many other states through reciprocity agreements. Our graduates are also well-prepared to enter graduate school.

You will learn how physical activity affects mental, physical and spiritual well-being. Participation in a variety of cooperative and/or competitive experiences will deepen your understanding about the appropriate stewardship of the physical body and the value of healthful behavior for daily living. You will participate in extensive practical experiences in local schools, with the opportunity to student-teach in rural or urban settings with diverse populations.

Training for the health and physical education major, both in and outside of the classroom, includes access to the proven faculty, coaching staff and facilities of Messiah’s championship-winning NCAA Division III athletics program.

Health and physical education major distinctives
Career options for health and physical education majors
Internship and teaching opportunities for health and physical education majors
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Students in the health and physical education program take a selection of courses that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.
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