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 description for more detail. Some minors do not appear here.

Student Organizations

Recent Photos

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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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8/22/13 - Allie Hearn, sophomore nursing major, and Brittany Banks, senior athletic training major, meet for the first time at the Panhellenic ice cream social. - Matt McDaniel
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Allie Hearn, sophomore nursing major, and Brittany Banks, senior athletic training major, meet for the first time at the Panhellenic ice cream social. - Matt McDaniel

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8/17/13 - Freshmen Olivia Howard, graphic design major, Patricia Decker, sports management major, and Emily Kigore, pre-dental major, pose at the ice cream social in the Bowld Student Commons. - Matt McDaniel
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Freshmen Olivia Howard, graphic design major, Patricia Decker, sports management major, and Emily Kigore, pre-dental major, pose at the ice cream social in the Bowld Student Commons. - Matt McDaniel

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8/16/13 - Trey Scogin, junior athletic training major, and Caleb Mills, junior business administration major, help a freshman move in during new student move-in day. - Matt McDaniel
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Trey Scogin, junior athletic training major, and Caleb Mills, junior business administration major, help a freshman move in during new student move-in day. - Matt McDaniel

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Contact Information
Course Schedules
Undergraduate Catalogues (.pdf)
Undergraduate Areas of Study
  • Athletic Coaching***, PE Wellness & Sport
  • Athletic Training, PE Wellness and Sport
  • Exercise Science/Wellness, PE Wellness & Sport
  • Health ** Education (K-12), PE Wellness & Sport
  • Health Education*, PE,Wellness & Sport
  • Ministry, Sport (Sport Management), PE Wellness and Sport
  • Ministry/Sport Management, PE Wellness & Sport
  • PE, Wellness & Sport-Athletic Training
  • PE, Wellness & Sport-Exercise Science/Wellness
  • PE, Wellness & Sport-Health Education*
  • PE, Wellness & Sport-Sport Management/Communications
  • PE, Wellness & Sport-Sport Management/Ministry
  • PE, Wellness & Sport-Sport Marketing
  • Sport Management (Ministry), PE Wellness & Sport
  • Sport Management/Sport Communication, PE Wellness & Sport
  • Sport Management/Sport Management, PE Wellness & Sport
  • Sport Management/Sport Marketing, PE Wellness & Sport
  • Sport Ministry/Management, PE Wellness & Sport
  • Wellness/Sports Medicine, PE Wellness & Sport

  • * Teacher Licensure Available
  • ** Secondary School Licensure is built around the student's majoring in the teaching field, such as Mathematics, PE, English, etc.
  • *** Indicates area of study available as a minor concentration; all others are available as a major concentration