Health and Physical Education

Eastern Arizona offers associate degrees and certificate programs leading to a variety of careers in the health, physical education, and sports medicine fields. Our Health and Physical Education degree introduces students to the science behind exercise and physical education. Additionally, students will learn about the nutritional and psychological components of exercise. Many of the courses in this program are taught side-by-side our Health and Human Performance programs, including sports medicine.

Our facilities include a wellness center, weight room, athletic facilities, and updated classrooms that boast the latest teaching techniques and aids. You’re invited to visit campus to learn more about our programs and explore which one will help you meet your goals.

What can I do with a degree in Health and Physical Education?

The Associate of Arts in Health and Physical Education  meets the requirements for the first two years of a four-year bachelor’s program at Arizona’s public, and many other, universities. You can transfer with junior status after building a strong academic foundation in classes offered at an extremely affordable tuition cost. You are encouraged to work closely with an academic adviser and consult the official transfer guide to ensure you are on the correct course to maximize course transferability.

If you are interesting in coaching, this is the degree for you! Coaches need some formal education and knowledge of the sport. Coaches can gain this knowledge through their own personal experiences playing the sport or by job shadowing qualified coaches. The Health and Physical Education degree exposes students to the underlying principles of coaching and prepares students to further their education in sports science, kinesiology, health and wellness, or health and physical education.

Health and Physical Education Career Paths
  • Primary and Secondary Education
  • Health Education Specialist
  • Athletic or Sports Coach
Select Average Salary Statistics*
*2021 national median pay, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Elementary or High School P.E. Teacher
Health Education Specialist

Program Details

Average Program Length
Health and Physical Education Associate of Arts (AA)
Preparation for transfer to a bachelor’s program.
4 full-time semesters