Carroll’s Health and Physical Education program is housed in the Education department. Given current American health trends, there is great urgency in helping this and future generations of children, adolescents, adults and senior citizens to create healthier life styles inclusive of physical activity and exercise. Health & Physical Education (K-12) teachers play a vital role in promoting healthy life styles. The Health and Physical Education (K-12) major provides students with a diverse range of instruction and opportunities within the areas of health and physical education. This degree serves as the gateway to qualifying for State K-12 teaching licensure.
This degree serves as the gateway to qualification for state certification to teach classes from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Graduates go on to work in a variety of education related roles, from activity coaches to physical education specialists to early childhood motor skills instructors and more. Many of our graduates have also gone on to pursue Master’s degrees at schools such as Regis University, Montana State University, and the University of Montana.
The mission of the department relates to the Mission Statement as well as the six goals of the college. A common model for most Health and Physical Education programs includes six dimensions of optimal well being (physical, emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual, and environmental). Within these six dimensions can be found the essence of the Carroll College Mission Statement, as well as the Health and Physical Education program. The Carroll College Mission Statement as well as the six goals and the Carroll College goals and objectives have guided and directed the development of the Health and Physical Education major.