Physical Education and Coaching

Physical education (PE) and coaching careers may be of interest to individuals who are interested in making a difference in the lives of children and teens by teaching them about being active and working towards fitness goals. Read on to learn about academic and career options in this field.

Inside Physical Education and Coaching

Physical education is a class generally provided at the elementary or junior high school level that teaches children about being active and healthy. Physical education teachers will cover a variety of different activities like gymnastics, running, stretching and other types of fitness training. Coaches, on the other hand, usually teach another subject in school and coach a sport part time. Coaches are responsible for training athletes, scheduling practices and managing equipment. Most coaches work non-traditional hours, including evenings and weekends.

Physical education teachers and coaches can combine their interest in being active in their daily lives with a career helping others to do the same. Review the following resources to gain additional insight into what it takes to work in the field of PE and/or coaching.

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