Health & Physical Education at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Health & Physical Education at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

The Health & Physical Education major is part of the parks, recreation, leisure, & fitness studies program at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.

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. In addition, we cover how U-M ranks in comparison to other schools with phys ed programs.

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Health & Physical Education Degrees Available at U-M

U-M Phys Ed Rankings

Ranked at #3 in College Factual's most recent rankings, U-M is in the top 1% of the country for phys ed students pursuing a bachelor's degree. It is also ranked #1 in Michigan.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Health & Physical Education Bachelor’s Degree Schools 1
Best Health & Physical Education Doctor’s Degree Schools 3
Best Health & Physical Education Master’s Degree Schools 5
Most Popular Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Health & Physical Education 15
Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Health & Physical Education 28
Most Focused Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Health & Physical Education 32
Most Popular Master’s Degree Colleges for Health & Physical Education 36
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Health & Physical Education 44
Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for Health & Physical Education 228
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Health & Physical Education 282
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Health & Physical Education 501
Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Health & Physical Education 627

Popularity of Phys Ed at U-M

During the 2019-2020 academic year, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor handed out 270 bachelor's degrees in health and physical education. Due to this, the school was ranked #28 in popularity out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is an increase of 13% over the previous year when 240 degrees were handed out.

In 2020, 46 students received their master’s degree in phys ed from U-M. This makes it the #34 most popular school for phys ed master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 3 students received their doctoral degrees in phys ed in 2020, making the school the #36 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Phys Ed Graduates from U-M Make?

Salary of Phys Ed Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

Phys Ed majors who earn their bachelor's degree from U-M go on to jobs where they make a median salary of $39,000 a year. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is higher than the national average of $28,000 for all phys ed bachelor's degree recipients.

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How Much Student Debt Do Phys Ed Graduates from U-M Have?

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

While getting their bachelor's degree at U-M, phys ed students borrow a median amount of $16,848 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 U-M is $175 per month.

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Phys Ed Student Diversity at U-M

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the phys ed majors at University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.

U-M Health & Physical Education Bachelor’s Program

Of the 270 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Health & Physical Education from U-M in 2019-2020, 47% were men and 53% were women.

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The majority of the students with this major are white. About 75% of 2020 graduates were in this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor with a bachelor's in phys ed.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 18
Black or African American 9
Hispanic or Latino 18
White 202
Non-Resident Aliens 4
Other Races 19

U-M Health & Physical Education Master’s Program

For the most recent academic year available, 60% of phys ed master's degrees went to men and 40% went to women.

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The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from University of Michigan - Ann Arbor with a master's in phys ed.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 21
Non-Resident Aliens 14
Other Races 4

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