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5 Year Dual Degree in Physical Education and Health Education

Careers in Health and Physical Education

Although the dual degree program at Hofstra leads to NYS PK-12 teaching certification, there are many alternative career opportunities for professionals with a Masters degree in health and physical education. In addition to teaching, graduates can:

  • Teach in community-based programs
  • Work in athletic programs as interscholastic, intercollegiate or travel team coaches
  • Provide instruction in nutrition and fitness in health clubs, private gyms, and spas
  • Work in recreational settings such as YMCAs and camps
  • Provide leadership in sports organizations such as Little League
  • Work in adventure education programs that are corporate, community, or school-based.
  • Have the opportunity to develop recreational classes and fitness development programs in senior citizen and independent living programs