Physical Education

A physical education student must like to work with people, be adequately skilled in physical activities, have a commitment to fitness and be interested in the physical, biological and social sciences to be successful in this field. All physical education majors are encouraged to pursue a second major or minor.

Most professional teaching preparation programs are designed primarily to meet the needs of those interested in teaching K-12 public school physical education. However, you do see many individuals with a physical education major also working as head or assistant coaches.


Postsecondary Teachers
Wage: $79,640
10 Year Growth Rate: 12.0%
Education Requirements:

Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Teachers
Wage: $61,350
10 Year Growth Rate: 7.0%
Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Athletic Trainers
Wage: $48,420
10 Year Growth Rate: 23.0%
Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Umpires, Referees, and Other Sports Officials
Wage: $35,860
10 Year Growth Rate: 29.0%
Education Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent