This program provides students the opportunity to study the foundations of physical activity in the scope of a fitness professional. This program is designed for students who are not interested in teaching in the K-12 system but would prefer to find roles in fitness centers or pursue graduate courses in exercise science or sport studies. The program also offers a concentration in Strength and Conditioning. Students may also earn minors in Coaching and Physical Education.

Related Occupations

The Physical Education major prepares students for various career opportunities: coaching, collegiate/professional sports, health fields, and fitness clubs. Students in any of the physical education disciplines are encouraged to continue their education by seeking a graduate degree.

Fast Facts

  • Jobs in the field of strength and conditioning are expected to increase by 15% between now and 2030. Limestone’s accredited degree program in strength and conditioning is designed to prepare professionals who desire to work with athletes and in the private sector.
  • Fitness trainers and instructors working in business and public facilities earn a median income of approximately $40,000 per year.
  • People who work in athletic and strength and conditioning programs have the opportunity to do their work in a variety of settings and in active and positive environments. They tend to be healthy and happy!

Explore Experiental Major Map

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Requirement Notes

  1. Limestone's required Competency & General Education courses
  2. A total of 120 credit hours
  3. The required courses listed below (37 credit hours)
  4. Two Physical Education Activity Courses (2 credit hours)
  5. Additional Biology course from BI101 or 110 (4 credit hours)
  6. Additional Physical Education elective courses at 300-level or above (9 credit hours)


* This major includes one AWE course (3 credit hours)

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