Program Description


In partnership with the Hope College Department of Education, we offer a secondary track in physical education (K–12) certified by the State of Michigan. We also offer a minor in health education that can be valuable in education and public or private health or wellness settings.

Hope has many features that distinguish its physical education program from others:

  • Small class sizes that allow students to receive individualized attention
  • Student placement in local classrooms beginning in their first semester of the program
  • All of our graduates receive certifications and training in HIV/AIDS as well as questions, persuade and refer (QPR)

All Hope College physical education majors have the opportunity to minor in our accredited health education program.

About Hope College

Hope College is a four-year liberal arts college where academic excellence and vibrant Christian faith join together in a supportive and welcoming community. Hope’s campus is nestled in the heart of downtown Holland, just miles from Lake Michigan. We’ve been part of this community for more than 150 years, growing from the 10 students who enrolled in 1862 to more than 3,300 students on campus today. From the beginning, Hope College has looked to the future. Here, historic architecture fits comfortably with world-class facilities: Van Vleck Hall, built in 1857, is just a block from our Pelletron particle accelerator. Our commitment to our Christian heritage (founded in partnership with the Reformed Church in America) points us to the deepest engagement in academics and in life.