Career Ideas

Career Prospects in Health & Physical Education:

  • Registered Dieticians
  • Weight Reduction Specialists
  • Public Health
  • Health teachers
  • Sports Nutritionist 
  • Community Health Educators
  • Health Coaching
  • Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Recreation
  • Athletic Training
  • Coaching
  • Physical Education teachers
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Sports Management

Students wishing to explore careers in Health or Physical Education are encouraged to complete a two-year AAOT Transfer degree from Chemeketa with a Health Promotion Emphasis and continue for a degree at a public or private four-year institution. For details on the recommended courses to complete in the first two years at Chemeketa, please open * AAOT Transfer Degree:  Emphasis in Health Promotion & Fitness.

Health or Physical Education majors are encouraged to:

  1. Consult with Chemeketa’s Counseling and Career Services or with a Chemeketa advisor.
  2. Make early contact with the Health or Physical Education department at individual, public or private four year institutions of your choice to see specific recommendations and requirements.
  3. See Oregon Higher Ed HPE for an overview of Health & Physical Education majors at colleges in Oregon.

Oregon’s state universities offer Bachelor of Arts and/or Bachelor of Science degrees in:

  •  Physical Education
  •  Health Education
  •  Human Movement Studies
  •  Exercise Science
  •  Athletic Training
  •  Sports Medicine
  •  Teacher Education
  •  Health Promotion
  •  Pre-Therapy
  •  Fitness Management. 

Some Oregon state colleges offer one- and two-year certificates in Fitness Technology.

Chemeketa has articulation agreements to encourage a smooth transfer, with the Portland State University School of Community Health and Eastern Oregon University Department of Physical Activity & Health.