Health and Physical Education

Students interested in Health and/or Physical Education have the opportunity to select a teaching or non-teaching major. Students interested in teacher education and/or coaching should pursue the teaching major, and upon successful completion of the academic program, they will be eligible for K-12 licensure in the State of Iowa. Teaching and coaching has been the career choice of many Luther College graduates who have majored in health and/or physical education.

Students interested in non-teaching options are afforded the opportunity to pursue a non-teaching major designed to prepare them for a career in health and fitness promotion or physical education - exercise physiology. Students pursuing either of these academic programs tended to be interested in corporate fitness, graduate school, sports management, physical therapy, or other health-related vocations. Special emphasis is placed on experiential learning opportunities to better prepare students for a career in health and fitness.