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Department of Physical Education 

 Physical and Health Education 



Graduates of the SRU Physical and Health Education Department will be leaders who educate and empower individuals to be physically active and healthy and who advocate the benefits associated with a healthy lifestyle.



In 1926, Slippery Rock University became a four-year teachers college, it was at this point in time that the Pennsylvania Department of Education assigned the institution an academic focus in health and physical education and it was in that concentration that the institution soon achieved a national reputation for excellence. The Physical and Health Education Department continues to be a well respected leader in developing future leaders in the fields of health, physical activity and physical education. The Physical Education Department offers one graduate degree, two undergraduate programs and three minors:

Graduate Degree Options:

Undergraduate Degree Options:

Undergraduate Minor options:


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Physical and Health Education Department
109 Morrow Field House
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057


Dr. Randall Nichols

Assistant Chairsperson
Dr. Joanne Leight

Ms. Sis Warcup