​Health and physical education

Are you interested in sports, fitness and wellness? Do you want to become a coach, teacher or work as a personal fitness trainer? Do you want to help young people live a healthy lifestyle? Then earning a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from The University of Findlay is the right program for you.

Health and Physical education

Our Program

Through our health and physical education program, you will be able to earn a bachelor of science in health and physical education, preparing you for a career as a physical education teacher, a coach or personal trainer.

You may also choose to earn your licensure for health or for physical education. Both licensures are multi-age, K-12. With the additional licensure you are prepared to teach health and physical education elementary, middle and high schools.

In addition to a solid education, our program will provide you with the knowledge that’s unique to the health and physical education profession. UF’s academic course schedule will prepare a student for a career in such areas as:

  • Physical education teacher

  • Coaching

  • Sports instructing

  • Fitness instructor

Our Philosophy

Health and physical education at The University of Findlay supports the awareness that the key to health and wellness is the quality of your lifestyle. UF promotes health and wellness with an emphasis on lifelong learning and the skills that can be integrated into a well-rounded lifestyle.


Emphasis on Hands-On Experience

Field experience is an integral part of the health and physical education program. Fieldwork starts at the beginning of your sophomore year. You will be able to observe a health professional within a 15-mile radius of the University. During your senior year, you will student teach in an area school to hone the skills you have learned.

Caring Faculty

Students will have the opportunity to develop close working relationships with the faculty, not just as professors or lecturers, but also caring professionals who can help prepare you for a career. Smaller classes help to strengthen the student-teacher relationship.