Physical Education and Health Education
|Become Licensed in Four Areas in Just Four Years through Unique Dual Certification Program |
Springfield College now offers dual certification in physical education and health/family and consumer sciences for elementary and secondary levels. This dual licensure program gives Springfield College students a unique advantage by preparing them to become teachers of physical education and health/family and consumer sciences for all grade levels in just four years.
Second Annual Athletic Administration SeriesThe Athletic Administration graduate program sponsored the second annual Athletic Administration Series event on Nov. 10, 2011. The event was titled "The Changing Landscape of College Athletics." Guest panelists included Tom Yeager '72 G'75, who serves as the commissioner of the Colonial Athletic Association and Wendy Guthrie G'95 who was previously commissioner for the West Coast Conference and is serving currently as the commissioner of the Northwest Conference.
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Undergraduate Study in Physical Education and Health Education
Springfield College has a distinguished history and an international reputation for educating exceptional physical education, movement and sport studies, and health education professionals. Study in these areas, augmented by additional classes in activity, pedagogy, and sport science, will prepare well-rounded professionals sought by employers and help graduates to secure desirable and challenging careers.
An outstanding faculty, many of whom teach undergraduate and graduate courses, will provide a strong educational foundation as well as the most current information and knowledge in their areas. Students also benefit from practical experience in real-life situations, in many cases working with school-aged children and other populations as early as their first year.
The academic, athletic, and recreational programs benefit from newly constructed and renovated facilities that reflect Springfield College’s commitment to physical education, health education, and wellness.
Undergraduate Physical Education Majors:
- Movement and Sport Studies (Physical Education)
- Physical Education Teacher Licensure Program
- Health Studies
- Health Studies (Health Education Teacher Licensure Program)
Graduate Study in Physical Education
Springfield College has been an influential center for the study of physical education, sport, and athletics for more than a century. Its long history and groundbreaking research in the area of sport and exercise studies affords graduate students a level of specialization available at few other educational institutions. Springfield College has a reputation for providing superior preparation and producing outstanding physical educators, coaches, athletic administrators, and researchers. Master’s and doctoral graduates in physical education are often highly sought-after candidates for leadership positions within these fields.
Programs in physical education and health education involve coursework from many subject areas including pedagogy, motor learning and development, sport psychology, sport sociology, and athletic administration. This multidisciplinary academic approach, combined with in-depth research and solid fieldwork experience, lays the foundation for the future success of Springfield College graduates.
Graduate Programs in Physical Education and Health Education
|For additional information on physical education programs at Springfield College, contact:|
Kathy Mangano, Ed.D.
Phone: (413) 748-3147
|For additional information on graduate programs in physical education and health education, contact:|
Michelle Moosbrugger, Ph.D.
Graduate Program Coordinator
Phone: (413) 748-3486