Palm Beach Atlantic University


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April 16, 2014

Physical Education: Concentration in Exercise Science

Physical Education: Concentration in Exercise Science majors have access to Palm Beach Atlantic University's Greene Sports Complex, which has state-of-the art equipment.          

In regard to the future of the health and wellness of our nation, physical education professionals play a very important role.

The major of Physical Education: Concentration in Exercise Science provides a solid foundation for a student who is interested in studying the effects of exercise on the body's pathology, and learning how exercise can reduce or reverse disease progression. 

Several disciplines studied will include biomechanics, exercise physiology and biochemistry, exercise nutrition and growth and development.

In the process, you will learn about the human body, how to condition the body and examine how diet can affect the body.

 As a physical education professional you will help others cope with and prevent injuries, and live longer, healthier lives.  


Your Courses & Classes

Physical Education: Concentration in Exercise Science 


At PBA, you'll:

  • Enjoy a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of just 19.
  • Have available a wide range of teacher preparation programs: kindergarten, elementary school or high school.
  • Receive preparation in a private university in a Christian environment.
  • Be a part of the successful history of job placement of graduates.
  • Be a part of PBA's prestigious reputation in the local public and private school systems.


Your Opportunities

You benefit from PBA's partnership with the School District of Palm Beach County, the City of West Palm Beach Parks and Recreation Department and various religious and private schools in the area.

You’ll also have internship opportunities at a variety of locations, both on campus and off campus, including:

Your program will also address the Sunshine State Standards, the Accomplished Practices, and the Florida Education Standards Commission's Code of Ethics and Principles of Professional Conduct and its ramifications, which leads to first-rate employment opportunities for you after graduation.
Upon graduation, you may choose to begin you career, or pursue further study in the allied health/medical field.

Possible careers include:

  • Physical education teacher
  • Fitness specialist -- personal trainer, fitness director
  • Recreation specialist
  • Health educator
  • Dance medicine and science
  • Geriatric fitness specialist
  • Athletic coach
  • Dance educator
  • Sports management
  • Chiropractor
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Sports medicine



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West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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