Physical Education

Department of Kinesiology

Do you follow current health trends? Are you always looking for new ways to be active?

If you desire to encourage people to live healthier lives through their choices in physical activity, nutrition, and lifestyle, then you may be the perfect physical education major!


PLNU offers a physical education major in its Department of Kinesiology. The goal of the program is to give you the necessary training and understanding of the body and physical fitness, to help them shape the lives of students in primary and secondary schools as fully-credentialed physical educators.

Courses focus on kinesiology (the study of body movement), strength training, sports psychology, and mental health. Students will learn and understand the basic rules of team sports and learn strategies for coaching and officiating. As part of general education requirements, students will choose between a variety of different sports to play, including tennis, volleyball, badminton, swimming, and golf.

Special Features

  • Intramural sports
  • Access to professional organizations and educational references as a resource
  • Opportunity to play sports and gain better understanding of the games
  • Internships
  • Honor Projects

Career Opportunities

  • Physical education teacher
  • Fitness center operations
  • Personal fitness trainer