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Physical Education & Wellness
Physical Education & Wellness

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (1999 - 2008), 68 percent of adults age 20 and over are overweight or obese. Obesity is the number one fastest growing health concern of Americans.

With these frightening statistics it's no wonder that exercise professionals are in demand. Young and old alike, we need exercise as part of our daily lives. Often, we need assistance in this area.

If you have an interest in working with people and helping them improve their lives, then take a closer look at the Lake Michigan College Physical Education and Wellness transfer program.

Career Information

As sports and recreational fitness activities at all levels continue to grow in popularity, professionals are needed to teach, train, and guide participants.

Physical education teachers work in public and private institutions at the elementary, middle, and high school level. They can teach inside as well as outside during the school year, Monday through Friday, approximately 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. Extra hours may be required during parent/teacher conference days, to prepare lesson plans, and grade tests and papers. read more

Classroom Experience

Lake Michigan College's Physical Education and Wellness program consists of five major areas: the Wellness graduation requirement, health issues courses, exercise and fitness development courses, lifetime and leisure activity courses, and professional physical education courses. Each focuses on different purposes. read more

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