Physical Education Degree at Illinois State University

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Physical Education Degree

The physical education program at Illinois State University prepares students for careers teaching physical education in elementary, middle, or secondary school. The program focuses on planning and implementing a variety of developmentally appropriate instructional strategies to develop physically educated individuals, based on state and national standards. Program courses include: personal health and wellness, foundation of movement and motor activities, biology, prevention and care of athletic injuries, and individual and team sports skills. Get more details below including other Illinois colleges that offer physical education degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Physical Education Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Illinois State University offers a bachelor's degree program in physical education.

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male56
Female21

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Black2
Hispanic1
White71
Unknown2

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Physical Education program at Illinois State University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Education Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education

Description

Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, middle school teachers, except special and vocational education employment is expected to grow at a rate of 16.9% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Bloomington-Normal, IL
    • Total Employment: 390
    • Average Annual Salary: $56,450

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Vocational Education

Description

Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.9% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Bloomington-Normal, IL
    • Total Employment: 510
    • Average Annual Salary: $56,700

Coaches and Scouts

Description

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. May evaluate athletes' strengths and weaknesses as possible recruits or to improve the athletes' technique to prepare them for competition. Those required to hold teaching degrees should be reported in the appropriate teaching category.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, coaches and scouts employment is expected to grow at a rate of 29.4% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Bloomington-Normal, IL
    • Total Employment: 290
    • Average Annual Salary: $39,080

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Physical Education Programs in Illinois

Physical Education programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Millikin University

Decatur, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 15 students completed this program

Programs

  • Music Teacher Education (B)
  • Physical Education (B)
  • Social Science Teacher Education (B)

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

Champaign, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Agricultural Teacher Education (M)
  • Art Teacher Education (M)
  • English and Language Arts Teacher Education (M)
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education (M)

Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 11 students completed this program

Programs

  • Art Teacher Education (B)
  • English and Language Arts Teacher Education (B)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education (B)
  • Mathematics Teacher Education (B)

MacMurray College

Jacksonville, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Physical Education (B)

Illinois College

Jacksonville, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Physical Education (B)

Western Illinois University

Macomb, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 25 students completed this program

Programs

  • Health Teacher Education (B)
  • Physical Education (B)
  • Reading Teacher Education (B)

Monmouth College

Monmouth, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 21 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physical Education (B)

Aurora University

Aurora, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 22 students completed this program

Programs

  • English and Language Arts Teacher Education (B)
  • Mathematics Teacher Education (B)
  • Physical Education (B)
  • Reading Teacher Education (B)

Blackburn College

Carlinville, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Art Teacher Education (B)
  • English and Language Arts Teacher Education (B)
  • Mathematics Teacher Education (B)
  • Physical Education (B)

North Central College

Naperville, IL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 20 students completed this program

Programs

  • Art Teacher Education (B)
  • Music Teacher Education (B)
  • Physical Education (B)

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