The Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department is an integral part of the university's whole-person philosophy. Its objectives are twofold. First, through a general education program it seeks to assist every student in developing a personal wellness life-style that is conductive to optimal health fitness and well-being. Second, through a professional education program, it provides a curriculum and experiences for students to work in the heath, fitness, recreation or sports management fields, teach physical education or qualify for physical therapy or medical school.
The health and physical education major at ORU is offered in cooperation with the ORU College of Education. The College of Education emphasizes the fact that there is no substitute for thorough preparation in the subject matter. The HPE major is exposed to a variety of subject fields allowing graduates to qualify for certification to teach or to work in numerous fields of health, physical education and recreation.
Students seeking licensure to teach at the secondary levels have two options: completion of the health and physical education major, which leads to standard certification or completion of any other major in the HPE Department which can lead to alternative certification.
With a degree in health and physical education careers are possible as an: - Athletic trainer - PE teacher - Coach - Recreational director
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