Health and Physical Education

If you are interested in a career in the field of health and physical education, WWU is the right place to begin your academic journey.  The training you receive here will provide you with both the skills and knowledge to be successful in professional programs, graduate schools, or careers in health and physical education.  

  • Coaching
  • Elementary and secondary teaching
  • Corporate health and fitness
  • Community recreation
  • Sports medicine
  • Physical education
  • Personal trainer 
  • Medical professions, including:
    • Dental hygiene
    • Nutrition and dietetics
    • Physical therapy
    • Medicine
    • Dentistry
    • Physician assistant
    • Occupational therapy
    • Radiology technology
    • Fitness industry

Walla Walla University is one of the church’s pioneers in the field of health and physical education. In 1949, the Health and Physical Education department at Walla Walla University graduated the first Physical Education major from an Adventist Institution. Our graduates have made contributions as teachers, researchers, youth leaders, health educators, physicians, dentists and other health professionals around the world.   

The WWU Health and Physical Education department offers students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members opportunities for fitness and recreation.  

Explore our opportunities for recreation and fitness.

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