Physical education majors apply the knowledge learned in the classroom through participation in practical experiences in public schools. Physical education undergraduates begin working with students in local schools during their first year, and continue to do so throughout their four-years, culminating in a semester-long student-teaching experience.
The Fairmont State undergraduate physical education program is nationally accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and SHAPE America.
The B.A. program with a concentration in physical education prepares students for careers in a variety of physical education, administration, sport, physical activity and fitness-related settings. Employment opportunities include, but are not limited to:
The career outlook for teachers (including physical education and health teachers) ranges from good to excellent. Examples of physical education and related jobs include, but are not limited to:
|Career||*Job Growth||*U.S. Median Salary|
|Adapted Physical Education Specialist||14%||$53,860|
|Fitness & Wellness Coordinator||14%||$78,210|
|Physical Fitness Trainer||14%||$38,160|
|Elementary Physical Education Teacher||5-9%||$55,800|
|Middle School Physical Education Teacher||5-9%||$56,720|
|Recreation & Fitness Studies Teacher||14%||$59,180|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).