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Physical Education Teacher Education is a dynamic field within the Allied Health Professions. As the population continues to grow, so does the need for quality Physical Education teachers to work in schools and other educational settings. Learning theory and methods in classrooms and being involved in the practice of teaching through fieldwork and student teaching is the beginning of the journey for an educator. The path will take you to work helping people from womb to tomb understand their health, reasons to be active, ways to maintain good health and practice healthy living. Physical Education is an essential part of well-being and a well-rounded education. Therefore, physical education teachers are also employed in a range of educational settings, including pre-schools, private, independent, public, and charter schools, along with after-school programs. Physical Educators are also sought at non-profit organizations with a community service and/or educational focus, including those that are internationally-based. A degree in Physical Education can open up additional career options including: positions in athletic training, cardiac rehabilitation, adapted physical education, aquatics, coaching, and strength and conditioning.