Today, Physical Education professionals have a very important role to play in the future of the health of our nation and the world. On this page you will find descriptions of some of the many exciting careers for which a degree in Physical Education will prepare you. Note that many involve further study, but some do not, and in many fields you may find an entry-level position while you pursue further study.

Career Examples

  • Chiropractor
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Fitness Specialist–Personal Trainer, Fitness Director
  • Recreation Worker
  • Dance Medicine and Science
  • Geriatric Fitness Specialist
  • Gerontology
  • Careers in Gerontology
  • Athletic Coach
  • Dance Educator
  • Exercise Science / Sports Medicine
  • Sports Management
  • Sports Medicine
  • Health Educator