Sport & Physical Education


The Department of Sport and Physical Education promotes active participation in sport and physical activity across the lifespan, and specializes in preparing future professionals in the following areas:

  • Certified Health/Fitness Educators
  • Certified Physical Educators
  • Sport Management and Administration Professionals
  • Health/Fitness Leaders

Gonzaga University's Sport and Physical Education program offers its students the benefits of:

  • We strive to keep our class sizes small to create more opportunities for hands-on classroom experiences and interactions with fellow students and faculty members
  • Widespread industry connections for practicum, internship and student teaching experiences
  • Real-life professional experiences both inside and outside of the classroom

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our program have found employment in:

  • Professional Sports Organizations
  • Olympic Sport Organizations
  • Amateur Sport Organizations
  • College/University Athletics
  • High School Athletics
  • Health and Fitness Clubs
  • Regional Sports Commissions
  • K-12 Public and Private Schools

Program Options

The Sport and Physical Education Department offers three Degree options:

Available minors include:

Activity Courses

In support of our mission to promote physical activity, the Sport and Physical Education Department offers a wide range of activity courses each semester.  These classes are open to all Gonzaga University students and may be repeated for credit.  View the current activity classes.

Note: All students may enroll in the activity courses listed below. No more than eight credits, however, in any combination of activity courses can be earned towards a bachelor's degree and no more than one of these courses can be taken in a semester. 

Majors in Kinesiology and Physical Education, however, may take up to twelve credits from these activity courses.  Activity courses can only be taken on standard pass/fail grading modes, and cannot be taken on audit grading mode or any "no credit" program.  Activity courses may be repeated more than once for credit.

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Spokane, WA 99258
Phone: (509) 313-3499
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