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Physical Education

Stay On The Move

Vibrant, active, and moving ahead, Physical Education majors at Keene State can run in one of two directions – toward a Teacher Certification Option or a bachelor’s in Exercise Science. Athletic Training majors graduate with a Bachelor of Science and prepares students for athletic training in schools, sports, performing arts, military, law enforcement, and clinical settings.


Athletic Training

Athletic Training is an exciting major that prepares students for a professional career in an ever-changing and growing field. Graduates are prepared and eligible for full certification in athletic training as well as entry into graduate programs in sports medicine, athletic training, exercise physiology and biomechanics, and other medical and health areas. More about Athletic Training

Read an interview with Taylor Murray, Athletic Training student at KSC


Teacher Certification Option

The Teacher Certification Option is an NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) accredited program designed to prepare students to teach Physical Education in grades K-12 in public schools. In addition to practical experiences within a public school setting, mentoring undergraduate students and providing professional development opportunities is an integral part of the program. Keene State’s Physical Education Teacher Certification (PETC) graduates enjoy a reputation for being highly effective physical educators. More about Teacher Certification Option


Tod Silegy

"This is the most satisfying job I've ever had. If a kid has a challenging home life or a hard time focusing, my class might be their best chance to experience success."
- Tod Silegy '76, middle-school PE teacher

Exercise Science

Exercise Science graduates can choose a number of professional directions using their knowledge of the human body and exercise leadership skills to help others improve physical performance, fitness, and quality of life. Students explore human movement and the changes that occur in the body in response to exercise. The major is tailored for those who would like to pursue a career in exercise science, sports medicine or allied health. Fast-growing and ever-changing, the Exercise Science program is a multi-disciplinary science-based. Exercise scientists use their knowledge and leadership skills to help people improve physical performance, fitness and quality of life. This dynamic course of study prepares graduates for a variety of professions that include competitive sports, community recreation, health and wellness, rehabilitation, and medicine. The Exercise Science option has some flexibility where students must choose a specialization (Health or Coaching) that best accomplishes their career objectives.


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Dorothy Carrien
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Keene, New Hampshire 03435