Physical Education Division Overview

  • Do you enjoy participating in sports activities?
  • Do you consider yourself a "people person"?
  • Do you see yourself as patient and compassionate?
  • s promoting physical activity important to you?

If you answered "yes", teaching Physical Education could be the career path for you!

The Tuskegee Physical Education Department offers students an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education leading to a professional teaching career.

Career Opportunities

The focus of the Tuskegee professional teacher preparation program is to prepare students to work in a school setting as a teacher or coach; however, majors may also consider a variety of employment opportunities available to them after graduation. The following are examples of related career titles for Physical Education majors.

Activities Director

Junior High School Physical Education Teacher

Adapted Physical Education

Middle School Physical Education Teacher

Aerobics/Dance Instructor

Elementary School Physical Education Teacher

Aquatics & Swimming Specialist

Park Manager

Armed Forces Physical Education Specialist

Personal Trainer

Athletic Coach

Recreation Specialist

Athletic Director

Senior Fitness Specialist

Camping Trainer

Sports Administration and Management

Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional

Sports Camp Supervisor

Elementary Physical Education Teacher

Sports Equipment Sales

Emergency Medical Technician

Sports Instructional Specialist

Family Y Program Specialist

Sports Management

Fitness and Health Specialist

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Gymnastics Specialist

Swimming Pool Manager

Health and Fitness Specialist

Teacher; Physical Education

Health Club Management: Resort/Corporate/Private/Medical/Government

Wellness Specialist

High School Physical Education Teacher

Youth Sports Specialist

From the Tuskegee University Homepage choose Future Students and Academics - College of Liberal Arts and Education for additional information.

The Department of Physical Education offers a teacher education professional preparation program which leads to the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education and, in addition, a physical education service program designed to meet the general education requirements of the University



Faculty Members:

  • David Thomas - Interim Department Head; B.S., Alabama State University; M.Ed., Alabama State University
  • Lisa Hibbard - Instructor of Physical Education; B.A., Northeastern State University; M.A., Sam Houston State University
  • Yolanda Ball Graham - Instructor of Physical Education; 1973 graduate from Tuskegee Institute with a BS degree in Physical Education; 1987 graduate of Troy State University with a MS degree in Health and Physical Education; 1997 graduate of Auburn University in Montgomery with an EdS degree in Educational Leadership.

Contact Us: 334-727-8595 or 334-421-1595

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