Why Study at JCSU?

Our physical education program provides you with the practical knowledge and experience to be successful in any career you choose.

Whether you choose a career inside or outside the classroom, you’ll be fully prepared to effectively to educate others about the proper way to exercise, diet and take care of their bodies.

We prepare you for success beyond the classroom.

Our physical education faculty members are deeply involved with our students, and they want to ensure that you find a rewarding career after graduation.

To prepare you for the job hunt, our professors work with you to perfect your resume and ensure you’re well-prepared for interviews. Professional development workshops in the program cover additional workplace topics, such as attire and email etiquette.

Internships give you relevant experience.

Physical education majors have a variety of opportunities for practical, hands-on learning outside the classroom.

You’ll also have the opportunity to work with physical education teachers in local elementary, middle and high schools to gain valuable experience working with students in the classroom setting.

Research opportunities you won’t find anywhere else.

Research is a valuable part of your education. Students in our physical education program have the opportunity to make a difference in communities’ health knowledge with their research before they even graduate.

Our students have engaged in research on important topics that include:

  • “Physiological and Psychological Effects of Acute Exercise Bouts of Two Modalities of Exercise: Hatha Yoga and Rhythm and Dance: A Pilot Study”
  • “Knowledge of HIV/AIDS Among College Students at a Historically Black University”
  • “Sources of Stress for African-American College Students”
  • “Integrating Technology into the Noncomputer Science Curriculum to Enhance Teaching and Learning”

Personalized attention gives you the tools to succeed.

According to a recent survey, 100% of students enrolled in Department of Health and Human Performance majors believe that our faculty members were working to prepare them for success during their time at JCSU and beyond.

In addition, 95% of students felt well-prepared for opportunities outside the classroom, including graduate school, internships and careers.

Our faculty members are sincerely interested in our students’ goals and dreams for the future. We know each student by name and are always willing to support and strengthen their education at JCSU.

Get involved in on-campus activities and organizations.

As a student in our program, you’ll have the opportunity to socialize with your professors and classmates in organizations like the:

  • Health and Human Performance Majors Club
  • Phi Epsilon Kappa Fraternity - a national professional fraternity for students who are pursuing careers in the fields of health and human performance

Why choose a liberal arts education?

College graduates with a liberal arts education are vital to our country’s progress.

According to an article from CNN.com, “Why liberal arts matter,” students who graduate from liberal arts universities have a distinct advantage. They will be able to look at any problem and find a creative solution, as well as new opportunities. Rather than a technical degree that focuses on one area, a liberal arts education combines the study of science and math with the arts and humanities.

At JCSU, we emphasize learning new technologies, in addition to different world views and cultures. We teach our students to ask “why?” and to look at any situation from a variety of angles.

Employees who think creatively and communicate well will always be in high demand. As a JCSU student, you’ll improve these skills with every course you take.