Students interested in physical education and related fields can find numerous career opportunities in the following areas:
- personal training
- strength and conditioning
- exercise science
- sport management
- fitness instruction
- health promotion
Although most positions require a bachelor’s degree and/or national certification, the physical education program at College of DuPage can lay the educational groundwork for a certification or transfer. Organizations that employ sport and fitness professionals include traditional health clubs, fitness studios, corporate fitness centers, park districts, YMCA’s club sports organizations, high schools, colleges, pro sports organizations, equipment manufacturers, and apparel companies.
Coursework in exercise physiology, health, psychology and business increase the potential for opportunities in the physical education field.
The College of DuPage Physical Education program enables students to build the foundation for and receive credit toward a baccalaureate degree. Courses numbered 1101 to 1932 emphasize physical fitness, individual sport skills, team sport skills, lifetime sport skills and non-traditional courses. Courses above the 2200 level are designed to prepare the physical education student for a transfer program and/or a career in physical education.
The Athletic program at College of DuPage includes one of the largest offering of men's and women's sports of any community college in the United States. Each year, several College of DuPage sports teams are nationally ranked and qualify for national competition.
Please consult a faculty member listed below before beginning your coursework.
Degree and Certificate Information
- Course Descriptions
- Fitness Instructor and Sport Performance Training Certificates
Note: The Sports Performance Certificate program is currently on hold. Please contact a faculty member (contact information below) for additional Physical Education and Physical Education-related program options.
- Associate in Science Degree
- Associate in Science Degree Student Planning Worksheet
View information about this program, including estimated cost and employment opportunities.
- Tait, Gail - Associate Professor, firstname.lastname@example.org, PEC 121L, (630)942-2587.
- Vatchev, Jane - Assistant Professor, email@example.com, PEC 121M, (630)942-3329.
- Vlach, Stephanie - Instructor, firstname.lastname@example.org, PEC 121Q, (630)942-2629.
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