The CWU dance major provides students opportunities to develop proficiency in the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for pursuing careers in dance including choreography, performance, and teaching across a variety of dance genres.
The CWU dance program offers students the opportunity to enhance their career preparedness by pairing the dance major with several possible minors including business administration, a dance endorsement (for K-12 teachers), nutrition, physical activity and recreation programming, recreation management, and theatre studies.
CWU’s dance major offers the only dance program east of the Cascades in Washington. CWU’s dance major helps fulfill a variety of institutional needs including, but not limited to, the recruitment and retention of students to CWU by promoting the university nationally through performances, conference presentations, and research.
Students with this major learn the values of healthy and active lifestyles; healthy and sustainable communities, service, and life-long learning.
Students in the program enjoy a cohort-based curriculum, low student to faculty ratios, personal advising, and nationally recognized faculty members.
The Physical Education Activity program seeks to develop personal skills promoting personal fitness, maintaining health, building morale and establishing an interest in future recreational activities. Classes offered include PE, fitness, aquatics, and team sports.
Are you interested in becoming a PE teacher? Then Central's Physical Education and School Health program is a great choice for you. This two-year dynamic and innovative teacher-education program is designed to develop competent physical education and health professionals for K-12 school settings.
The goal of the PE and School Health program is to prepare students to become effective teachers who will dedicate themselves to helping children of all ability levels to become competent, skillful, motivated, and active individuals. Students earn a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and School Health.
Central's PE and School Health program aligns with state and national standards of quality and is tailored to meet student needs and success. Students receive personal and customized advising and learn from nationally recognized faculty in an intimate class setting. They also have many opportunities to get invovled in majors clubs and attend and participate in national events and conferences.
A sport management degree prepares students for careers in a variety of sports-related fields including coaching, business, education, and recreation.
The sports industry generates more than $213 billion in annual revenues. According to the Society of Health and Physical Educators, the sports industry will continue to rank among the largest and most diverse industries in the nation, thereby, sustaining career opportunities for the future. CWU offers a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management with specializations in coaching, business, and physical activity and recreation programming.
The wide range of organizational settings where sports occur means that individuals can select and pursue careers in the kind of work environment of their choice and for which they are best suited. Besides traditional sports, the sports industry now involves new alternative, action, and extreme sports (skateboarding, boogie boarding, ice climbing, snow kayaking, etc) and new professional sports, especially for women.
Central's student-centered approach fosters the development of skills, knowledge, and dispositions for graduates to be exceptional in their chosen fields.
The Physical Education, School Health, and Movement Studies program is dedicated to empowering students through lifelong learning, the advancement of knowledge, and community engagement.
PE and School Health is a dynamic and innovative two-year teacher-education program designed to develop competent physical education and health professionals for K-12 school settings.
Physical Activity program students focus on physical movement and learn about recreation, individual, and team sports. They develop personal skills promoting personal fitness, maintaining health, building morale and establishing an interest in future recreational activities.
Students in this program learn the values of the quality of life, professionalism, commitment to learning, diversity, and leadership.
A popular study abroad opportunity for students is an annual trip to Guam where they are immersed in the local culture and environment and study health habits and patterns.
Health Club Managers
Personal Fitness Trainers
Health Club Owners
For the past six years, students from the Department of Physical Education, School Health, and Movement Studies, under the guidance of Associate Professor Mark Perez, have traveled to Guam for two weeks in the summer to participate in a study-abroad program that allows them to become immersed in local culture and environment.
CWU was ranked second in the state of Washington for online programs, according to the national education ranking website, www.bestschools.com. The report praised the university for its offerings, which include the online master’s degree program in Health and Physical Education.