The Physical Education minor at Saint Xavier University is designed for students interested in adding knowledge and concepts of physical education to their major course of study. Physical Education is the phase of education concerned with the teaching of skills, collaboration and communication with others, understanding cognitive and physical development, examining attitudes and theories in physical activity, and exploring the mechanics of human movement. The primary goal of the physical education minor at Saint Xavier University is to enhance the quality of life of our students for lifelong wellness.
Students will gain:
- A broad theoretical and conceptual foundation of physical education designed to encourage the philosophical, psycho-social, scientific, ethical, and legal concepts of the profession.
- The opportunity to experience and participate in a variety of physical education, health and coaching courses that meet their individual needs.
- Preparation for careers such as educators, recreational leaders, and coaches with continued study leading to various careers in education administration, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and public health.
- Exploration in physical, mental, and spiritual health to provide knowledge for instruction in lifelong wellness.
Katherine DeGaetano, M.Ed., ATC
Director, Physical Education and Head Athletic Trainer
Shannon Center Room 157