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Physical Education

The growing national interest in fitness and health and the increasing professionalization of sports has opened up a wealth of career opportunities. This major is great for people who love athletics and share a passion for bringing that love to people from all areas of life.


B.A. in Physical Education:

  • Exercise Studies
  • Sports Management
  • Physical Education/Health Education
Featured Faculty
Paul Swanson

Paul Swanson is MVNU’s Head Women’s Volleyball Coach and Assistant Professor of Physical Education. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from North Park College, an M.A. in Education, specializing in Physical Education, from Northwestern University, and an A.B.D. Doctor of Education from West Virginia University. He has been Head Women’s Volleyball Coach since 1984, receiving thirteen regional and national Coach of the Year awards. Read More

Keith Veale

Keith Veale has been Assistant Professor in Physical Education at MVNU since 1988, serving as the Head Baseball Coach since 1989. Holding a B.A. in Physical Education from John Wesley College and a M.A. in Physical Education from The Ohio State University, he has earned six national and regional Coach of the Year awards for baseball and women’s softball. Read More

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The MVNU Experience

At MVNU, you can be prepared to teach physical education and health or pursue careers in recreational and sports management. Our Physical Education program not only meets the licensure requirements for Ohio and many other states, but also provides practical experience through field work and other opportunities.

"MVNU has a reputation for education and that’s really comforting to know that I am prepared for my future in the classroom. I feel very competent and ready to move on to the next stage of my life."
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Grad Schools Our Alumni Have Attended
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Interesting Courses I Can Take
  • Sports and Society
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  • Physiology of Exercise
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