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What Can I Do With This Health & Physical Education Degree?

High School or Middle School Teacher1,2

When you earn your bachelor’s degree in physical education with a P-12 certification, you’ll be trained with the skills and techniques needed to teach physical education, health and fitness at any grade level. That’s good news as the job growth rate for teachers in middle and high school is projected to grow 3 and 4 percent, respectively, over the next decade.

Maybe your bachelor’s is just the first step … many graduates of the fine arts program go on to pursue additional certifications or degrees to explore careers in graphic design, advertising or even art therapy.

Postsecondary Instructor3

But maybe you want to help a slightly older set of students maintain their overall health and physical fitness. This degree can also help you pursue a postsecondary teaching position where, with a median annual salary of $79,540, employment opportunities are projected to grow 11 percent by 2028.

Or you could use the tools you’ll receive in this degree program to pursue certification as a fitness trainer4 … or a coaching position in the field or sport you love.5 By 2028, the growth rate for coaches and scouts, as a field, is expected to grow 11 percent.


  • Middle School or Junior High PE Teacher  
  • High School Teacher – Health, Fitness, PE
  • Health and Physical Education Professor
  • Kinesiology Professor
  • Tutor
  • Athletic Director
  • Fitness Director
  • Fitness Coordinator
  • Parks and Recreation Activity Director
  • Coach

"$59,170" Median Annual Pay for High School Teachers1

1High School Teachers
2Middle School Teachers
3Postsecondary Teachers
4Fitness Trainer
5Coaches and Scouts