Colleges with degree options in physical education include Grand Valley State University in Michigan, Virginia State University and the University of Pittsburgh. Options include physical education minors, majors, master's degrees and teaching endorsements.
Grand Valley State University is located in Allendale, Michigan, and offers students a major or a minor in physical education, also called school health education. Students choose between K-12 professional instruction emphasis and sports leadership emphasis. The courses cover the philosophical, scientific, ethical and legal aspects of physical education. Students have the opportunity to participate in field work, student teaching and internship experiences.
Virginia State University is located in Petersburg, Virginia, and offers students a physical education Pre-K–12 teaching endorsement. The Virginia Department of Education approves the program. The program also prepares students for graduate school.
The University of Pittsburgh is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and offers master's degrees in either Heath and Fitness or Health, Physical Activity and Chronic Disease. The program prepares students to work in a variety of health and fitness settings. The program works with the University of Pittsburgh's School of Nursing, Graduate School of Public Health and School of Medicine. Students in the program perform research work on improving people's health-focused quality of life. Graduates of the program complete both academic and practical health and fitness experiences.