Programs of Study

The Division of Health and Movement Sciences

Health (major, minor, teaching endorsement)

The path to a degree in health at Graceland can take you out of the classroom and into fascinating experiences job shadowing, volunteering and interning at hospitals, the American Red Cross, doctors' offices and clinics, and government community health programs. It can take you into other classrooms if you pursue the teaching endorsement in health. It won't take long before you discover a specific job you love.

  Department Coordinator: Jess Wallace, MA, ATC

Physical Education (major that includes teaching endorsement)

The physical educations major is grounded in the liberal arts and includes coursework in teaching movement, fitness and educational methods. Whether majoring in P.E. is a natural extension of your athletic abilities, you yearn to coach a high school or collegiate athletic team, or you dream of teaching children to skip, catch and care for their bodies, physical education is for you.

  Department Coordinator: Jess Wallace, MA, ATC

Recreation (major)

Leisure time has become a major industry. Trained professionals who can program leisure time in creative and meaningful ways are critical to all of us. Cities, school districts, corporations, colleges and voluntary agencies all deliver recreation programs to keep their people healthy, fit and engaged in activities they find fun and motivating.

  Department Coordinator: Stew McDole, Rec.D.

Corrective Exercise and Performance Enhancement (major)

The Corrective Exercise and Performance Enhancement (CEPE) major is designed to prepare students for careers in personal training, strength and conditioning, and coaching. Students gain the knowledge and skills to assess and restore musculoskeletal function and enhance human performance. The exploration of theoretical concepts and hands-on application in the classroom, practicums and internship provide students the opportunity for mastery of skills as well as instructional and leadership development.

*CEPE can enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals with interests in rehabilitative medicine, and would be a complement to students pursuing the athletic training major or prerequisites for physical or occupational therapy. Also see information regarding the CEPE minor.

  Department Coordinator: Chad McDole, MS

Fitness Leadership (minor)