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Physical Education Degree at University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 002569
  • Phone: (702) 895-3011

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  • Phone: (702) 895-3443

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  • Phone: (702) 895-3424

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Physical Education Degree

The physical education program at University of Nevada - Las Vegas 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 Nevada 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. UNLV has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Bachelor's Degree14
    Master's Degree24
    Doctorate Degree3

    Students by Gender (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Male24
    Female17

    Students by Race (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    American Indian1
    Black2
    Hispanic1
    Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders2
    White28
    Unknown3

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Physical Education program at University of Nevada - Las Vegas, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

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
    • Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
      • Total Employment: 3,070
      • Average Annual Salary: $52,710

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
    • Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
      • Total Employment: 3,940
      • Average Annual Salary: $52,350

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
    • Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
      • Total Employment: 720
      • Average Annual Salary: $30,220

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