Union University

Department of Physical Education, Wellness, and Sport

Department of Physical Education, Wellness, and Sport

The fields of Physical Education, Wellness and Sport are among the major career growth areas of the next century. If you are going to position yourself to achieve success in these exciting professions, you’ll need the best preparation available: one that will provide you with the knowledge and skills to prepare you for leadership. READ MORE

At Union University, you’ll find all the ingredients: a superb faculty that will take a personal interest in your achievement; opportunities for on-the-job experience to equip you for future success; and a Christ-centered campus environment which values you as a person and helps you develop academically, emotionally and spiritually into all that God wants for you.

The Department of Physical Education, Wellness and Sport (PEWS) has at the center of its philosophy the development of a greater quality of life for all people. The aims of the department are to assist students in the following:

  • Developing physical skills for lifetime use
  • To develop scientific knowledge and attitudes for optimum development of health through fitness
  • To develop professionals for a variety of areas in professional and amateur sports management and medicine
  • To offer wholesome recreation
  • To prepare teachers (coaches and physical educators) for many career channels.

At Union, you’ll benefit from a superior program that is gaining increasing recognition:

  • In providing a curriculum specific to the job market and meeting professional preparation standards;
  • In placing students in top internships with professional and other sports programs;
  • In developing professionals for careers in education, recreation and professional sports;
  • In placing students in graduate school, teaching or coaching positions, professional sports organizations, and other recreation or wellness roles;
  • In providing a well-rounded education in a Christian environment.

Faculty

Programs of Study

Please see the Academic Catalogue descriptions for more details and a listing of minors.

Student Organizations

Recent Photos

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5/17/14 - Krister Andreassen, sport management (marketing) graduate, gives a thumbs up to cheering friends as he crosses the stage to receive his diploma at Spring Commencement Services. - Meg Rushing
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Krister Andreassen, sport management (marketing) graduate, gives a thumbs up to cheering friends as he crosses the stage to receive his diploma at Spring Commencement Services. - Meg Rushing

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5/17/14 - Hollie Shea Garland, senior sports medicine major, converses with another graduate at the graduation reception preceding the graduation ceremony. - MiKalla Cotton
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Hollie Shea Garland, senior sports medicine major, converses with another graduate at the graduation reception preceding the graduation ceremony. - MiKalla Cotton

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5/1/14 - Kelsey Risner, sophomore exercise science and wellness major, helps out with a carnival hosted by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee at the HUB Club in Jackson, Tennessee. - Jacob Moore
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Kelsey Risner, sophomore exercise science and wellness major, helps out with a carnival hosted by the Student Athlete Advisory Committee at the HUB Club in Jackson, Tennessee. - Jacob Moore

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9/16/13 - Jourdan Kyles, freshman pre-pharmacy major; DeAnna Thompson, junior physical education major; Tymeria Franklin, freshman biology major; and Jeremy Speed, freshman English major, sing songs to pass time during lunch hour in the Lexington Inn. - Anne Richoux
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Jourdan Kyles, freshman pre-pharmacy major; DeAnna Thompson, junior physical education major; Tymeria Franklin, freshman biology major; and Jeremy Speed, freshman English major, sing songs to pass time during lunch hour in the Lexington Inn. - Anne Richoux

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Contact Information
Course Schedules
Undergraduate Catalogues (.pdf)
Undergraduate Areas of Study
  • Athletic Coaching
  • Athletic Training
  • Exercise Science/Wellness
  • Health Education*
  • Physical Education and Health*
  • Sport Management: Communication
  • Sport Management: Marketing
  • Sport Management: Ministry

  • * Teacher Licensure Available
  • # This major is available also with Discipline-Specific Honors

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