If you enjoy being physically active and inspiring others to stay fit, a degree in physical education may be for you. As a physical education coach or teacher, you will help others develop athletic skills, teamwork and leadership qualities.
Once You Complete the Program
Associate in Arts Degree students who graduate with a focus in physical education may continue their education with a Bachelor’s Degree program at IRSC or another college or university. Those looking to gain immediate employment may find opportunities to teach at the preschool level or serve as teaching assistants.
Students graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree may teach at the elementary-, middle-, or high-school level as physical education instructors and coaches, providing individual or group instruction in the fundamentals of sports. Others choose to provide individualized physical education instruction or services to children, youth or adults with exceptional physical needs due to gross motor developmental delays or other impairments.
Academic Plans/Guided Pathways for Physical Education
For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.Academic Plans/Guided Pathways are recommended sequences of courses and prerequisites needed to complete your degree. It is a general suggestion for when to take your courses; it is not a course schedule. Students should meet with their advisors to make appropriate course selections. The Academic Plans/Guided Pathways listed below are for the current academic year. Students should consult with their advisors for plan requirements specific to their academic year.
Physical Education A.A.
Complete your first two years of college at IRSC, and you’re guaranteed the right to transfer as a junior to a Bachelor’s Degree program at a Florida public university—or continue in a Bachelor’s Degree program at IRSC.