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Physical Education Degree at Illinois State University (ISU)

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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. ISU offers a bachelor's degree program in physical education.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male31
Female18

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
American Indian1
Hispanic2
White45
Unknown1

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Physical Education program at ISU, 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: 360
      • Average Annual Salary: $53,670

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: 560
      • Average Annual Salary: $54,150

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: 300
      • Average Annual Salary: $33,850

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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Millikin University

Decatur, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

12 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Music Teacher Education (B)
  • Physical Education (B)
  • Social Science Teacher Education (B)
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University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign

Champaign, IL
Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs Offered
  • Agricultural Teacher Education (M)
  • Art Teacher Education (M)
  • English and Language Arts Teacher Education (M)
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Olivet Nazarene University

Bourbonnais, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

15 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Art Teacher Education (B)
  • English and Language Arts Teacher Education (B)
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education (B)
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MacMurray College

Jacksonville, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Physical Education (B)
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Illinois College

Jacksonville, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Physical Education (B)
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Lewis University

Romeoville, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Physical Education (B)
  • Reading Teacher Education (B)
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Monmouth College

Monmouth, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

21 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Physical Education (B)
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Aurora University

Aurora, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

16 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • English and Language Arts Teacher Education (B)
  • Mathematics Teacher Education (B)
  • Physical Education (B)
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Blackburn College

Carlinville, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Art Teacher Education (B)
  • English and Language Arts Teacher Education (B)
  • Mathematics Teacher Education (B)
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North Central College

Naperville, IL
Type: 4-Year Private College

19 students completed this program

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