Department of Health and Physical Education

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What We Do

The Department of Health and Physical Education offers innovative undergraduate and graduate programs for students interested in improving health status and promoting wellness and fitness in school and/or community settings.

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Are you interested in a career in helping others achieve an optimal level of health, fitness or wellness?

Rhode Island College’s Department of Health and Physical Education helps you achieve that goal.

Our Undergraduate Offerings

Community and Public Health Promotion

  • For students who want to influence the health of individuals and communities through education initiatives, policy changes and health promotion programs.

Health Education

  • This program leads to Pre-K-12 teacher certification.

Physical Education

  • This program leads to Pre-K-12 teacher certification.

Wellness and Exercise Science

  • For students interested in using movement and applied science to improve individuals’ well-being and quality of life.

Our Graduate Degree

Health Education

  • This program prepares professionals to design, implement and evaluate health promotion and health education in school, community and public health settings.

For those with a B.S. and interested in renewing or obtaining certification, and that meet additional Credential Review Pathway (CRP) pre-requisites, please visit CRP.


Considering a Career as a Health & Physical Education Teacher?

RIC is the ONLY Higher Education Institution in Rhode Island with HPE Programs FULLY APPROVED by the Rhode Island Department of Education. Quality education and training leads to employment.

Our Faculty

Get Involved!

Fall 2023 Health and Physical Education Department and RIC Student event QR codes

Scan the QR codes for upcoming events.

The RIC Health and Physical Education department invites you to get involved. Scan the QR codes to see department sponsored and college student events.


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