Western Kentucky University

Physical Education Careers

Career Opportunities

The Physical Education Teacher Education program (PETE) at WKU prepares students for a considerable number of occupations and professions. One of the most frequently mentioned is teaching from K-12. There is, however, a wide variety of other areas open to students of physical education: corporate wellness, fitness and wellness instructors, activity directors and a host of others PE teaching focused occupations in the business community. Those students who complete the teacher certification process will be eligible to be recommended for a teaching endorsement in the State of Kentucky.

The Physical Education Movement Studies program at WKU prepares students for a considerable number of occupations and professions. A wide variety of areas open to students in physical education: corporate wellness, fitness and wellness instructors, activity directors and a host of other occupations in the business community.

Physical Education Professional Organizations

National:

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)

Regional:

Southern District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Southern District AAHPERD)

State:

Kentucky Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (KAHPERD)

 Last Modified 7/23/13