Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science

hpe_overviewAll students at Augsburg College will interact at some point during their college experience with the Department of Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science. Goals of the department are to provide quality experiences, preparation for the professions, and an education that leads to lifelong participation in physical activity. Both recreational participants as well as athletes will find ample opportunity for developmental activities.

The physical education program prepares students for careers in physical education endeavors in the schools and in allied professions. It also provides general education in physical activity for all Augsburg students.

The health education program prepares students for careers in school health education wellness, and allied professionals. This program offers a comprehensive view that examines prevention and promotion needs for individuals, schools, and the community.

The exercise science program prepares students with practical application of the knowledge needed to become a health fitness or community health professional. Interested students will also be prepared to move on to graduate or professional school in allied health fitness professions.

All students seeking teaching licensure must receive a minimum grade of 2.0 in all required courses with an HPE prefix.