Physical Education - What to Do with this Major


Personal Characteristics to be Successful

Accurate Energetic Patient
Articulate Enthusiastic Persuasive
Athletic Flexible Poised
Confident Innovative Responsible
Creative Motivated Self-confident
Disciplined Non-judgmental Sympathetic
Empathetic Personable Tactful


Workplace Skills

Assess individual fitness levels
Analyze strengths
Coordinate details, activities, and personnel
Conduct athletic conferences
Evaluate athletic ability
Knowledge of nutrition/effect on the human body
Keep records
Knowledge of first-aid/CPR
Negotiate Salaries
Officiate athletic activities
Organize events
Problem solve
Recruit athletes
Supervise/lead classes
Understand equipment/benefits to user
Work with all types of individuals




University of North Carolina at Wilmington: Career Services (What can I do with a major in...) Web site (visited Aug. 2007):
Camenson, B. (1996). Careers For Health Nuts & Others Who Like to Stay Fit. Lincolnwood, IL: VGM Career Horizons
Field, S. (1991). Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry: A Comprehensive Guide to the Exciting Careers Open to You in Sports or Sports-Related Fields. New York, NY: Facts on File, Inc.
Johnson County Community College Web site (visited November 2007):