Physical Education

Physical Education

Students Flex Their Muscles with a Physical Education Degree 

Physical education majors can earn certifications to teach physical education and health to children in grades kindergarden through 12. What’s more, successful completion of our physical education program allows graduates to coach any sport in any New York State school. 

Whether you're considering a teaching career or have set your sights on a job in recreation or sports management, public relations or in the allied health field, we have a program to fit your needs.

Why Study Physical Education at Canisius

  • Physical education majors obtain 100 hours of field experience in PE and 50 hours in health before student teaching, beginning in sophomore year.
  • Canisius offers the only physical education major in the immediate Western New York area.
  • Students enjoy excellent internship opportunities with such organizations as the Buffalo Bills, Sabres, Bisons and other professional sports teams.
  • Students attend and present at state and national conferences and workshops. They also bring in guest speakers and volunteer at the Special Olympics.

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