Physical Education and Recreation

A program designed with activity classes that teach basic rules of play, fitness principles, exercise routines, and assessment tools needed to develop lifelong exercise habits. Lecture classes offer students further exploration in outdoor recreation, diversity issues in the sporting world, personal and community health, stress management, and the prevention and care of athletic injuries.

Career Opportunities

    An increasing number of employers require fitness workers to have a bachelor's degree in a field related to health or fitness, such as exercise science or physical education. Some employers allow workers to substitute a college degree for certification, but most employers who require a bachelor's degree require both a degree and certification.

Contact

Chelsie Speer

Phone: (509) 524-5235

Walla Walla Campus 500 Tausick Way Walla Walla, WA 99362

Mission

The mission of the Physical Education and Recreation Division is to provide knowledge that encourages positive lifestyle practices, attitudes and values. The division is committed to promoting continual self-assessment and personal growth to enrich the quality of life.

Program Outcomes

  • Practice a variety of strategies and techniques to improve fitness level.
  • Recognize basic lifestyle habits associated with lifetime fitness.
  • Explore basics of outdoor recreation, diversity issues in the sporting world, personal and community health, stress management, and the prevention and care of athletic injuries.