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Physical Education, Wellness and Recreation

BA and BS degrees offered in Traditional formats

The Physical Education, Wellness, and Recreation Department at Lindenwood University offers degree programs that promote a physically active and healthy lifestyle.

Students with physical education, wellness, and recreation degrees are sought after to work in a variety of settings.

The physical education, wellness and recreation faculty at Lindenwood University is made up of professionals who are instructors, mentors, and academic advisors. They will share their years of knowledge and experience with you. The smaller class sizes and easy accessibility to instructors make for an excellent learning environment where you can excel and succeed.

You will be prepared to pursue:

  • Teaching certifications in physical education or health education
  • Careers in health promotion and disease prevention
  • Management careers in the fitness and wellness fields

WHAT CAN I DO with a Physical Education, Wellness or Recreation Degree?

Many graduates in the physical education, wellness, or recreation degree programs develop the skills needed for entry-level positions in private, nonprofit, and public recreation organizations on the local, state/regional, and national/federal level as well as be prepared for further study in graduate school in a variety of disciplines.

Degrees offered:

Management and Administration

The sport and tourism management program promotes healthy lifestyles in society by developing your understanding and ability to plan, organize, and facilitate challenging and rewarding recreation and leisure experiences in preparation for future careers in leisure services.


You will learn about human behavior, public policy, social issues, and how to manage facilities and resources to enhance the quality of life for individuals and communities. As a recreation, sport, and tourism management student, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed for entry-level positions in private, nonprofit, and public recreation organizations on the local, state/regional, and national/federal level as well as be prepared for further study in graduate school in a variety of disciplines. The degree program offers emphasis areas in general recreation, outdoor and
adventure education, and sport and fitness management.


If you are interested in management positions within the fitness and wellness field, the Bachelor of Science in health promotion and wellness management prepares graduates for these settings. Students will take coursework in health policy and promotion, fitness sciences, and facilities
programming and will complete a practicum in their chosen specialty area. Graduates are prepared to work in corporate, community, government, non-profit, and clinical settings as wellness specialist to implement and evaluate effective wellness programming.

TEACHING

Pursue teaching certifications in physical education or health education through the Bachelor of Arts in physical education (K-12), or the Bachelor of Arts in health education (K-12) programs. If you choose to pursue coaching or related work outside the K-12 setting, the Physical Education and Health Department offers a Bachelor of Science in physical education. Graduates typically find employment in environments like community centers, nonprofit organizations, or youth sport organizations. When you choose this route, you will complete coursework in the areas of anatomy, physiology, fitness, and nutrition.

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301