Health and Physical Education Major B.S.
The four-year program offers a core curriculum in health and physical education leading to certification in both areas, a variety of early teaching experiences that provide ‘hands-on” learning, numerous service opportunities to teach diverse populations.
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What is health and physical education?
Health and physical education provides school-aged students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to achieve and maintain a physically active and healthful life, not only during their time in school but for a lifetime. The program’s focus on health, physical education and adapted physical education will give you a strong foundation for teaching all students in a K-12 educational setting. Coursework includes a mix of activity-based classes such as lifetime sports and adventure education, knowledge of teaching health and physical education, and hands-on course work.
Why study health and physical education at UNH?
As a health and physical education major at UNH, you’ll engage in a variety of experiences and teach diverse populations. Our program also offers a concentration in adapted physical education that prepares you to be a leader in the school setting, promoting healthy lifestyles. You’ll enjoy small classes taught by faculty who are nationally recognized leaders in their fields. This program has been ranked in the top 9 percent of all undergraduate health and physical education programs nationwide, with a high rate of successful employment. You’ll also have the opportunity to pursue a fifth-year Master of Arts in Teaching degree.
- Adapted physical education teacher
- Community health/wellness educator
- Health education teacher
- Physical activity program coordinator
- Physical education teacher
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Durham, NH 03824
Phone: (603) 862-2071