Division: Natural Science
Department: Physical Education
Physical Education - The care and development of the human body, stressing athletics and including personal hygiene.
Is your health important to you? Do you want to help others get fit and stay healthy?
Why Physical Education?
Fact 1: The focus of physical education is not on sports.
Fact 2: Students who study physical education further develop critical-thinking skills and psychomotor abilities (the combination of mind and body).
Fact 3: Many Physical Education majors pursue careers in teaching, child development, personal fitness training, athletic training, recreational management, and sports management.
Why Physical Education at SJC?
Variety: When studying Physical Education at SJC, you can choose to major in Non-Teaching Physical Education or minor in Physical Education to complement your Education degree. You can also minor in Athletic Training, a program that provides undergraduate preparation for most Commission on Accredited Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredited master's degree programs in athletic training.
Dedication to Excellence: At SJC, you are challenged from the beginning. You can find out early through introductory courses if Physical Education is the right major for you.
Hands-on Experience: The faculty at SJC encourage all of their students to pursue internships. Common internships in the Physical Education Department include work in the Rensselaer Care Center, Jasper County Youth Center, Jasper County Hospital Rehabilitation and Sports Therapy Department, and a number of summer camps. Many students in the Physical Education Department act as peer educators, personal trainers, assistants to athletic trainers, and fitness monitors for the campus wellness program. (Success Stories)
Faculty and Class Size: The Physical Education Department at SJC consists of faculty who have extensive and professional experience in various fields of Physical Education. (Faculty Profiles)