Physical Education Degree at University of South Alabama

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Physical Education Degree

The physical education program at University of South Alabama 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 Alabama 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. University of South Alabama has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree77
Master's Degree22

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male47
Female52

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
American Indian2
Black21
Hispanic1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders1
White64
Multiple Races7
Non Resident Alien1
Unknown2

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Physical Education program at University of South Alabama, 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.

Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses pertaining to recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, including exercise physiology and facilities management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, recreation and fitness studies teachers, postsecondary employment is expected to grow at a rate of 10.1% from 2014 to 2024

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical 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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.9% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Mobile, AL
    • Total Employment: 1
    • Average Annual Salary: $47790

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical 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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.8% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Mobile, AL
    • Average Annual Salary: $58500

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 Alabama

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,...)

University of Mobile

Mobile, AL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

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

United States Sports Academy

Daphne, AL
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Physical Education (B,M)

Selma University

Selma, AL
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School Details

  • Type: Seminary and Bible College

Programs

  • Physical Education (A,B)

Huntingdon College

Montgomery, AL
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School Details

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

Programs

  • English and Language Arts Teacher Education (B)
  • Music Teacher Education (B)
  • Physical Education (B)
  • Biology Teacher Education (B)

Alabama State University

Montgomery, AL
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School Details

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

Programs

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

Faulkner University

Montgomery, AL
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School Details

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

Programs

  • English and Language Arts Teacher Education (B,M)
  • Mathematics Teacher Education (B,M)
  • Physical Education (B,M)
  • Biology Teacher Education (B,M)

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Music Teacher Education (B,M)
  • Physical Education (B,M)

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

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

Auburn University

Auburn, AL
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School Details

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

Programs

  • English and Language Arts Teacher Education (B,M,D)
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education (B,M,D)
  • Health Teacher Education (B,M,D)
  • Mathematics Teacher Education (B,M,D)

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Art Teacher Education (B,M)
  • Health Teacher Education (B,M)
  • Physical Education (B,M)
  • Reading Teacher Education (B,M)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
78.16%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
93%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
20:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
24

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$6,037