The Health and Physical Education Department offers a variety of opportunities for possible career choices. Health and physical education programs are oriented toward the teaching profession and culminate in a student teaching experience.
Fitness Management Major
A degree in fitness management will prepare you for positions in health clubs, hospital wellness programs, corporate fitness centers, and school wellness programs. Fitness management majors must complete an internship where they observe, plan, and implement fitness programs in an actual leadership, supervisory, or administrative capacity.
Physical Education Major
A physical education major will prepare you to teach and coach in elementary and secondary schools. Wartburg offers a K-12 teaching certification program in physical education and a 7-12 endorsement in health. A 14-week student teaching experience takes place in local schools with a seven-week placement in elementary PE and a seven-week placement in secondary PE with the possibility of teaching in a health class.