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Health and Physical Education


Health and Physical Education sets the foundation for a career focused on helping others lead healthy lifestyles. Our courses offer students a variety of options as they continue their education to four-year institutions. 

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Physical Education Combined With Practical Learning

The foundation of Health and Physical education centers on the promotion of healthy lifestyle practices. Our courses focus on achieving balance in eight dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, social, intellectual, spiritual, occupational, financial, and environmental.

At Clark, students receive practical experience in facilities that include the Thompson Fitness Center, the Clark College Fitness Testing Laboratory, multiple gymnasiums, a scuba diving facility, a bowling alley, an indoor rock climbing center, and a community pool. Our curriculum is tailored to specific transfer and career opportunities. We offer a diverse range of both Health and Physical Education courses.

Career Opportunities

The Health and Physical Education Program prepares students for Elementary, Middle, and High School Health and Physical Education Teacher positions. Other career opportunities include Health Promotion Specialist, Fitness Professionals, Public Health Educator, Diabetes Educator, Health Education Coordinator, Athletic Coach, Recreation Specialist, Health Coach, Kinesiology Professor, Leisure Studies Professor, Physical Education (PE) Professor.

If you are interested in a career in Health and Physical Education, you should consult with a member of the Health and Physical Education (HPE) Division for advising. Our staff works together with students so they may pursue courses that cater to their area of focus.