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Walla Walla Community College


If you love to stay active — and motivate others to be active too —PE and Recreation can provide a path to some fun careers. You’ll learn the rules of play for many different sports. You’ll study the science of fitness, nutrition and stress. You’ll learn how to assess fitness needs and prevent injuries. You’ll think about important issues in sports, like diversity and disability. And of course, you’ll spend lots of time on the field, court and track. It’s a fun way to be a part of making someone’s life better.

Careers in Physical Education and Recreation

Make a Living From Fitness and Fun

There are so many ways to have a career focused on sports, fitness, recreation or health. If you love being in the thick of the game, you could become a coach or referee. If you love working with kids, you could teach PE or health in schools. If a healthcare career sounds good to you, there’s physical, recreational or occupational therapy. Whatever direction you decide to go, it all starts with an associate degree from WWCC.

Courses in PE & Recreation

At WWCC, you can take classes in specific activities, like walking/jogging, strength training, and yoga. Or you can try your hand at a variety of sports — from archery to rodeo to volleyball. You’ll also have access to classes about the science of fitness, stress management, outdoor recreation and diversity in sports.

Physical Education and Recreation Program Details

Program Outcomes

  • Practice a variety of strategies and techniques to improve fitness level.
  • Recognize basic lifestyle habits associated with lifetime fitness.
  • Explore basics of outdoor recreation, diversity issues in the sporting world, personal and community health, stress management, and the prevention and care of athletic injuries.

Scholarship Opportunities

At WWCC, we’ll help you find scholarships that may be open to you. Scholarships provide money for school that you don’t have to pay back. They can be used for things like tuition, books, tools and fees. They come from sources like the WWCC Foundation, local businesses and private funds. Some WWCC programs also have scholarships for students working toward a certain certificate or degree. You might qualify based on good grades, financial need or the potential to benefit from school. The bottom line: You have options. We’ll help you explore them at WWCC.

Paying for Your Degree

There are lots of ways to pay for college. We will work with you to find the right mix of support so that you can go after your dreams. Talk with us to learn more about:

  • Financial aid — grants, scholarships and student loans.
  • Workforce Education Services — support for students on workforce training pathways.
  • Warrior Pledge — covers needs not met by other financial aid.
  • Flexible payment plans — low monthly payments with no interest.
  • Work study — work part-time on campus while you earn your degree.
  • Emergency funds — for students who are struggling to make ends meet.

You can go to college. Start exploring your options today.

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