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Health & Physical Education Schools in Iowa

1,578 Phys Ed students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Health & Physical Education is the 4th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Health & Physical Education Majors in Iowa

Phys Ed majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,446
Master’s Degree 94
Post-Master’s Certificate 14
Associate’s Degree 14
Postbaccalaureate Certificate 14
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 4
Award Taking 1 to 2 Years 3
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 3
Award Taking 2 to 4 Years 3
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 3

Gender Distribution

In Iowa, a phys ed major is more popular with women than with men.

Health & Physical Education Majors in IA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of phys ed majors in Iowa is as follows:

  • Asian: 2.9%
  • Black or African American: 4.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.8%
  • White: 77.2%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.8%
  • Other Races: 5.4%
Health & Physical Education Majors in IA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Health & Physical Education Grads in Iowa

8,790 people in the state and 606,360 in the nation are employed in jobs related to phys ed.

Health & Physical Education Jobs Nationwide vs. IA

Wages for Health & Physical Education Jobs in Iowa

Phys Ed grads earn an average of $47,260 in the state and $49,280 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 26 colleges in Iowa that offer phys ed degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

#1

University of Iowa

Iowa City
697 Degrees in Major Awarded
72% Graduation Rate
31,656 Total Students

The student loan default rate is 2.50% which is lower than average. A typical student attending Iowa will pay a net price of $15,893. Most students complete their degree in 4.33 years.

266 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
34,992 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.46 years. 84% of the teachers are full time. Graduates earn an average $41,200 after graduation.

115 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
11,187 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 18 to 1. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 2.90%. This public school has an average net price of $16,244.

56 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
3,045 Total Students

Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $24,895. It takes the average student 4.17 years to graduate. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

#5

Grand View University

Des Moines
53 Degrees in Major Awarded
47% Graduation Rate
1,886 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.43 years to graduate. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $37,600 a year. The student loan default rate is 6.30% which is lower than average.

43 Degrees in Major Awarded
30% Graduation Rate
1,279 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $32,900 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 98%. This private institution charges an average net price of $19,767.

#7

Loras College

Dubuque
36 Degrees in Major Awarded
70% Graduation Rate
1,489 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 72%. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $37,300 a year. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

35 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
2,385 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $34,100 a year. Of all the students who attend this school, 94% get financial aid. An average student at UD will pay a net price of $23,759.

32 Degrees in Major Awarded
52% Graduation Rate
1,993 Total Students

100% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 100% get financial aid. In their early career, Graceland Lamoni grads earn an average salary of $33,400.

31 Degrees in Major Awarded
41% Graduation Rate
4,392 Total Students

Of all the students who attend this school, 99% get financial aid. Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $38,400 a year. Most students complete their degree in 4.40 years.

Health & Physical Education Careers in IA

Some of the careers phys ed majors go into include:

Job Title IA Job Growth IA Median Salary
Athletic Trainers 23% $46,140
Exercise Physiologists 17% $47,400
Coaches and Scouts 14% $23,210
Recreation and Fitness Studies Professors 12% $62,050
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 9% $29,620
Athletes and Sports Competitors 7% $0

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to phys ed.

Major Annual Graduates in IA
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 136
Recreation Administration 2

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