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Do you have an interest in physical or health education, physical activity, recreation, sports, or adapted activities? AAHPERD has information on fields of study, job opportunities, educational requirements, and continuing education credits.
Physical Education and Sport
Today, Physical Education professionals have a very important role to play in the future of the health of our nation and the world. Do you want to teach physical education, coach a youth sports team, be an athletic director, lead a comprehensive school-based activity program or pursue sports management? A career in physical education can allow you to purse your passions, give back to society, and leads to healthy living.
Physical Activity and Recreation
Interested in teaching adapted physical education, physical activity, aquatics, outdoor recreation and adventure, and more? A career in Physical Activity or Recreation might be for you.
Health educators teach health in schools and work in community settings such as health care, public health, business and industry, and universities. People who have a sincere interest in health and wellness and who see the importance of preventing health problems are often involved in health education. Does this sound like a career for you? Learn more.