The Concentration in Health & Physical Activity Promotion in Vermont State’s B.S. in Physical Education program prepares you for careers promoting health, physical activity, and fitness in non-school settings such as public health departments, government agencies, hospitals, and medical centers, youth programs and camps, fitness centers, recreation departments, and non-profit community organizations.
You’ll have opportunities to gain practical experience coaching or volunteering with our community partners beginning your first academic year. You will also have access to a broad array of physical activity spaces to boost your skills in individual and team sports, winter activities, aquatics, racquet sports, wellness activities, and much more.
You can also choose to minor in Adventure Education and Coaching.
We understand that the cost and value of your education is important to you. That’s why we’re committed to being one of the most affordable colleges in Vermont and why more than 80% of our students receive aid. We're here to help you fit this program into your unique financial picture. Contact this program's Admissions Counselor any time to discuss what types of financial aid are right for you.
Combined with scholarships and aid, a Vermont State education is within reach for students from all financial backgrounds. Speak with our Admissions Counselor to estimate what your true out-of-pocket costs might be for this program.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for Physical Education, B.S.
$9,984 Full Time Annual
$19,992 Full Time Annual
Total Mandatory Fees
Undergraduate (In-Person / In-Person Plus)
$1,416 Full Time Annual
Housing and Food
$7,830 Full Time Annual
Standard Food Plan
$5,068 Full Time Annual
For complete information on tuition and fees across all programs and locations, as well as indirect costs of attendance, visit the complete tuition and fees page.
Why Study Health & Physical Activity Promotion at Vermont State
Hands-On Day-One: Our faculty organize a wide array of professional development opportunities, as experiential learning is the hallmark of our program. You will have opportunities to network with program alumni at state, regional, and national conferences, too.
Community Involvement: Physical Education majors sponsor community events with groups including the Vermont Special Olympics, Castleton Lions Club, and the Society for Health and Physical Education (SHAPE-VT).
Internship Opportunities: You’ll be required to complete an internship as your concentration capstone course — and we’ll help you find a great one. Our faculty and alumni form a strong network to help you secure competitive internships to boost your career. Students in the Health and Physical Activity Promotion Concentration work with The Boys and Girls Club, hospitals, medical centers, and state agencies. Program graduates work all over New England, New York, and beyond.
Job Security: Our students have had incredible success finding professional opportunities in an exciting array of wellness and activity venues. Alumni of the program have worked in roles such as:
Community Public Health Specialist
Non-profit Activity Director
Outdoor Recreation Specialist
Youth Sports Coach
What You’ll Learn
The Physical Education major includes an exciting core curriculum that blends exercise science, human anatomy, educational theory, and sports-specific teacher training. You can learn to teach swimming, dance, water sports, individual sports, racquet sports, and more.
In the Health and Physical Activity Promotion Concentration, you’ll also take advanced courses to learn program planning in health and physical activity promotion. Specifically, you’ll learn about topics including assessment, community analysis and organization, program planning and selection, program implementation and coordination, and program evaluation.
Your capstone course is an internship experience that provides you with an opportunity to utilize your knowledge and skills while working in the field.
This concentration ends in a capstone course called “The Internship in Health and Physical Activity Promotion.” We’ll mentor you through the process of securing an exciting internship so you can use what you’ve learned throughout the program while building your professional network.
Health and Physical Activity Promotion
Internship in Health and Physical Activity Promotion