Eastern Launches New BS in Health & Physical Education

St. Davids, PA: Eastern University is excited to announce it is now offering a Bachelor’s degree in Health & Physical Education. This program equips graduates with the knowledge and resources they need for careers teaching lifelong habits of physical activity and healthy living to students from preschool to 12th grade. 

The degree program offers theory courses merged with hands-on teaching assistant experience in a variety of settings. Through the knowledge and dedication of expert faculty, as well as a curriculum built around Eastern’s core values of Faith, Reason, and Justice, students receive a well-rounded education that prepares them for lives of impact. 

“I am thrilled about the addition of this program to the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences,” says Susan Edgar-Smith, Dean of the College. “The curriculum goes beyond just technical knowledge in the field and incorporates both hands-on practice and ethics. We are equipping students who will look at education from a holistic perspective and be prepared to truly impact lives for the better in their daily work.”

Students can complete the Bachelor’s in Health & Physical Education in 3-4 years, and have the option of adding a Master of Education that can be completed in only one extra year. This structure allows students to receive top-tier education in a time-efficient manner so they can kick-start their careers. 

The health and physical education field requires creativity and innovation as graduates develop curricula  that will engage students of diverse backgrounds and learning abilities. Graduates can work in schools, community centers, healthcare facilities and more, allowing them to engage with and impact the lives of people of all ages. 

“The impact of a degree in health and physical education goes beyond just the walls of a classroom,” adds Dr. Susan Edgar-Smith. “Education in this area influences families and communities to adopt healthy, life changing habits, and makes the world a healthier, happier place.” 

Learn more about the BS in Health & Physical Education.

About Eastern University

Eastern University is a Christian university enrolling approximately 7,000 students in its undergraduate, graduate, and seminary programs. The university’s main campus is located in St. Davids, PA, with many programs available online. Eastern’s core values of faith, reason, and justice are woven into all of its educational programs. For more information visit eastern.edu or contact Ally Rosario, Director of Marketing & Communications: ally.rosario@eastern.edu.