The physical education non-certification program prepares students to work with children and youth in YMCA community recreation centers, family fitness and sports centers, after school programs and summer camps. The program consists of courses in sports skills (individual, dual and team sports), biomechanics, exercise science, health education and other kinesiology related courses. The final course in the program is a 250-hour community-based internship that is affiliated with community centers, health clubs and YMCA’s where students receive on the job training as part of their fieldwork experiences.

Career Paths

A degree in physical education non-certification  prepares students for leadership roles in activity based recreation settings:

  • YMCA and YWCA
  • Community recreation centers
  • Family fitness centers
  • Summer camps

Program Contact Information

Dr. Rebecca Elkins
Health and Physical Education Program Director