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Health & Physical Education at Southern Methodist University

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Health & Physical Education at Southern Methodist University

Health & Physical Education is one of the majors in the parks, recreation, leisure, & fitness studies program at Southern Methodist University.

Here, you'll find out more about the major, including such details as the number of graduates, what degree levels are offered, ethnicity of students, average salaries, and more. We've also included details on how SMU ranks compared to other colleges offering a major in phys ed.

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Health & Physical Education Degrees Available at SMU

SMU Phys Ed Rankings

In College Factual's most recent rankings for the best schools for phys ed majors, SMU came in at #9. This puts it in the top 5% of the country in this field of study. It is also ranked #3 in Texas.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Health & Physical Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools 5
Best Health & Physical Education Master’s Degree Schools 30
Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Health & Physical Education 157
Most Popular Master’s Degree Colleges for Health & Physical Education 187
Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for Health & Physical Education 224
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Health & Physical Education 286
Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Health & Physical Education 573
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Health & Physical Education 588

Popularity of Phys Ed at SMU

During the 2019-2020 academic year, Southern Methodist University handed out 86 bachelor's degrees in health and physical education. Due to this, the school was ranked #172 in popularity out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 9% over the previous year when 79 degrees were handed out.

In 2020, 19 students received their master’s degree in phys ed from SMU. This makes it the #137 most popular school for phys ed master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Phys Ed Graduates from SMU Make?

Salary of Phys Ed Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

Phys Ed majors who earn their bachelor's degree from SMU go on to jobs where they make a median salary of $45,600 a year. This is higher than $28,000, which is the national median for all phys ed bachelor's degree recipients.

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How Much Student Debt Do Phys Ed Graduates from SMU Have?

Student Debt of Phys Ed Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at SMU, phys ed students borrow a median amount of $19,500 in student loans. This is not too bad considering that the median debt load of all phys ed bachelor's degree recipients across the country is $25,000.

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The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the phys ed program at SMU is $202 per month.

Phys Ed Student Diversity at SMU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the phys ed majors at Southern Methodist University.

SMU Health & Physical Education Bachelor’s Program

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 86 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in phys ed from SMU. About 56% were men and 44% were women.

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The majority of the students with this major are white. About 65% of 2020 graduates were in this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Southern Methodist University with a bachelor's in phys ed.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 7
Hispanic or Latino 14
White 56
Non-Resident Aliens 5
Other Races 3

SMU Health & Physical Education Master’s Program

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 13 phys ed majors earned their master's degree from SMU. Of these graduates, 54% were men and 46% were women.

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The majority of the students with this major are white. About 77% of 2020 graduates were in this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Southern Methodist University with a master's in phys ed.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 10
Non-Resident Aliens 0
Other Races 0

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