Physical Education Degree at Western Michigan University (WMU)

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Physical Education Degree

The physical education program at Western Michigan 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 Michigan 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. WMU has offered the following program levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2013)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree20
Master's Degree13

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male21
Female12

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
American Indian1
Black2
Hispanic1
White26

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Physical Education program at Western Michigan University, 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

  • Kalamazoo-Portage, MI
    • Total Employment: 580
    • Average Annual Salary: $63,910

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

  • Kalamazoo-Portage, MI
    • Total Employment: 330
    • Average Annual Salary: $55,560

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

  • Kalamazoo-Portage, MI
    • Total Employment: 90
    • Average Annual Salary: $30,670

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 Michigan

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,...)

Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Kalamazoo, MI
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physical Education (C)

Hope College

Holland, MI
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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)
  • Music Teacher Education (B)

Albion College

Albion, MI
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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)
  • Music Teacher Education (B)

Calvin College

Grand Rapids, MI
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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)
  • Music Teacher Education (B)

Aquinas College

Grand Rapids, MI
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

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

Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids, MI
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Music Teacher Education (A)
  • Physical Education (A)

Cornerstone University

Grand Rapids, MI
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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)

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Art Teacher Education (B)
  • Physical Education (B)
  • Reading Teacher Education (B)
  • Computer Teacher Education (B)

Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor, MI
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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)
  • Music Teacher Education (B)

Adrian College

Adrian, MI
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School Details

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

Programs

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

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