What is the importance of physical education degree?

I really like doing physical exercises and was thinking about joining a university to get a physical education degree. However, I am not sure whether the course I am planning to pursue will provide me well-paid job opportunities in the future. In addition, I am not sure whether it is the only certificate of higher education that will land me a job as a teacher, a trainer or a physical therapist. Are there studies in higher education where physical education is necessary? Can I have my study published in the research in higher education journal? I would like to hear from someone familiar with what I am facing.

Brandon Scott

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Justin Parker on May 23, 2018

I admire the way you have started your question by indicating that you already love what you are planning to pursue. Talking about studying physical-education degree, I think this is a very brilliant idea as it provides one with various opportunities for well-paid jobs. However, there are other certificates of higher education such as diploma, which will land you well-paid jobs. Diplomas and other lower certificates will not offer better-paying opportunities than a degree. When it comes to a PE teacher, even a person with health education degree cannot teach such a subject unless in a school is in desperate need of a teacher. Therefore, it shows that this course is marketable. Also, if you don’t become a teacher, you can try to become a trainer or a therapist in any professional sports team. You can also open your training gym.

If you want to pursue sport-related courses, many options are available. For instance, you can study in higher education for a bachelor in exercise and sports science. Another example may be a bachelor in physical activity and sport sciences. When you have these degrees, you can secure well-paid jobs in various private companies and schools among other areas.  This area of study is often overlooked yet it is imperative in the society. The demand for people with the right qualifications will not go down soon as the number of people in need of physical exercise help is always on the rise.

If you really want to increase your employment opportunities and income, it is advisable to advance that degree. Consider doing master’s degree in something like team management. For instance, you may consider courses like the master of sport science, master of education (sports coaching), or MBA sports management among others. When you have these certificates, your opportunities will almost be unlimited in the job market.

When you have acquired these degrees, it is easy to have your research in higher education journals. Also, you can contact the United States Olympic Committee and share with them your knowledge in physical education and advise them on how to train their athletes. As time goes by and as you build your name, it will later become easier to publish essential articles on physical exercises in different journals. However, all this requires patience. I have been working as a fitness instructor for many years  and I still feel like I have a long way to go. Nevertheless, I have made a tremendous improvement, and my knowledge, experience, authority, and income are not where they have been. 

Nicholas Rivera4 months ago

As far as physical education degree is concerned, I think it would take some time to make good money. When you advance your education, there are definitely many people who have done the same. Specialization can help you stand out from others.  It can also bring you numerous benefits. After practicing for some time (maybe 2-3 years), it would be advisable to find an area you are good at. After this period of time, your technical skills will improve a lot. Combined with the knowledge you have acquired in school, you will be in the capacity to provide high-quality training. You can choose to specialize in a sport like tennis or football. This will allow you to concentrate on the areas that touch this group of people. As a result, you will become more authoritative and such groups will demand your services, which will give you an opportunity to work with great names in the game. 


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