Physical Education

Physical education students working out

Physical Education

  • Physical Education

Sheridan College
To see program curriculum, click on a degree option below
Degree Options: AS 

From coaches to teachers in elementary and secondary schools, a degree in physical education can lead to jobs in a number of fields related to health and human performance. Physical education graduates play an important role in helping maintain and improve the overall health of people across our nation. NWCCD’s Physical Education program will give you the broad knowledge of the human body, health and human performance to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in a related field. This program is offered at Sheridan College.


Industry Outlook

Physical education encompasses an array of jobs and careers in the health and human performance field. With the growing popularity of active and healthy lifestyles, and physical education remaining an important part of K-12 education, new opportunities are available across the industry and related fields. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics predicts that from 2016-2026 nearly 31,100 jobs will be added to the personal fitness trainer field, an increase of 10%. Additionally the Bureau predicts steady growth for high school teacher, elementary school teacher, athletic coach and scout, massage therapist, chiropractor, and more.


Careers and Opportunities

Physical education backgrounds can lead to numerous job opportunities. What can you do with a degree in Physical Education? Earning NWCCD’s highly respected Associate of Science degree can lead you to higher education and job opportunities like:


  • Athletic coach
  • Physical education teacher
  • Physical therapist
  • Athletic trainer
  • Dance educator
  • Exercise science
  • Sports medicine
  • Sports management
  • Health educator
  • Occupational therapist
  • Chiropractor
  • Recreational worker
  • High school teacher
  • Athletic scout
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness specialist



Earning NWCCD’s Physical Education degree will help you transfer to a Bachelor’s degree program.


Our Program

Our NWCCD Associate of Science degree in Physical Education is designed to prepare you to meet the academic standards leading to a Bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. As a student at NWCCD, you will study concepts of human anatomy and physiology, the foundations of physical education as a professional field of study, as well as basic principles of human and sports nutrition. NWCCD’s Physical Education faculty are enthusiastic and knowledgeable. They will guide you through courses like Principles of Nutrition, Educational Psychology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, and more. As a Physical Education student, you will also have the option of simultaneously completing an Athletic Coaching Certificate at NWCCD.


NWCCD partners with the University of Wyoming to provide transfer opportunities and start at UW as a junior following graduation at NWCCD. Our NWCCD graduates also transfer to a four-year university of their choosing to pursue the last two years of their degree and complete student teaching requirements.


From personal training to coaching, teaching to physical therapy, a Physical Education degree from NWCCD can lead to you a rewarding career.


Faculty and Community

Sheridan College’s faculty in the Physical Education program are knowledgeable, enthusiastic, approachable and dedicated to your success. They will guide you through the principles of Physical Education, ensuring you transfer into a Bachelor’s degree program with the confidence and knowledge to thrive.


Sheridan and the greater communities across northern Wyoming offer strong support for NWCCD’s Physical Education program. Students are presented with unique hands-on learning opportunities in professional settings. As a student, you will be able to observe and interview professionals in the field and practice lesson planning and execution.


NWCCD Physical Education program offers small class sizes and more time with instructors, giving you an excellent learning environment. Our curriculum focuses on the principles of lifelong and functional fitness and articulates with the University of Wyoming to help you transfer.


Want to learn how NWCCD’s Physical Education program can help you pursue jobs across the Health and Human Performance field?

Meet Our Faculty


Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) is a multi-campus community college serving Sheridan, Campbell, and Johnson Counties.

Sheridan College

1 Whitney Way
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-675-0505
Phone: 888-675-0505

Gillette College

300 West Sinclair
Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-681-6000
Phone: 888-681-6070