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Health and Physical Education

If you are interested in a career within the realm 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 a number of careers, as well as get you on a track towards your dream job, (whether you choose to pursue medicine, sports, education, or another health-related career). 

  • 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, this department was the first to graduate a physical education major from an Adventist institution. Since then its graduates have made significant contributions as teachers, researchers, youth leaders, health educators, physicians, dentists and other health professionals.

At WWU, we offer a variety of fitness and recreational opportunities to students, staff, and faculty. Whether you are looking for a specific class that meets your schedule or an activity to participate in when you're around the area, WWU has something just for you. From water aerobics class and indoor rock-climbing, to weightlifting and outdoor tennis, there are a variety of options waiting for you in our fitness facilities! 

Learn more about fitness opportunities available to WWU students.

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