The School of Physical Education, Health and Wellness offers five majors and two minors for students interested in a career that promotes the total well-being of others. Our curriculum is designed to provide hands-on experience in addition to the book knowledge necessary to excel in each field. However you choose to tailor your track, you’re sure to find friends and resources that will help you succeed and keep you “Fit for Eternity.”
With a sports studies major, you can combine your in-depth knowledge of sports with another field, such as human performance, journalism, management, marketing, psychology, public relations and advertising, or recreation. Classes will vary with your chosen emphasis, but each option offers a unique experience to gain specialized skills and knowledge that will set you apart in your future career.
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As an outdoor emergency services major you can gain the skills required by those in the outdoor field who are interested in providing care and support to those in the outdoor. Several nursing classes as well as outdoor leadership classes will help you gain the experience to care for those in an emergency situation.
With an outdoor leadership major, you can combine your in-depth knowledge of outdoor activities with another field, such as adventure therapy, business, cultural interpreter, naturalist, outdoor ministry, public relations and advertising, recreation, or technology. Classes will vary with your chosen emphasis, but each option offers a unique experience to gain specialized skills and knowledge that will set you apart in your future career.
A vegetarian culinary arts degree will prepare you for a hands-on career in the very diverse field of food preparation. Whether your passion is in the front or back of the house, over the fire or as a restaurant owner, in a classroom teaching the finer points of a soufflé or showcasing your cutting edge knife skills in a studio, a degree in vegetarian culinary arts will put you on the fast track to reaching your goals. Unique to Southern, the program emphasis will be on vegan and vegetarian food preparations for a balanced, health-promoting diet.
Prepare majors for professional careers and/or graduate school.
Provide opportunities to experience a balanced Christian lifestyle.
Provide general education courses for all students at Southern Adventist University.
Provide recreational opportunities for all students at Southern Adventist University.
Provide quality public relations for Southern Adventist University locally and nationally.
Provide campus-wide leadership for wellness.