Rayshawn Trapp Elementary Education Major
Physical Education & Exercise Studies n
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, K-12 Teacher Certification
of Science in Exercise Science
of Science in Athletic Training
programs: pre-occupational therapy and pre-physical therapy
What will I study? Through hands-on training, the Physical Education and Exercise Studies (PEES) program offers students an in-depth look at all aspects of the human body, from anatomy and physiology to how the body responds to stress. The department is housed in Lander’s state-of-the-art athletic facilities, featuring the 2,500-seat Finis Horne Arena, as well as an exercise physiology lab, weight room, walk/jog track, dance studio, racquetball and basketball courts, and dance and training studios. Off campus, students intern in hospitals, industrial fitness centers and wellness facilities. PEES majors get to know others in the program through the PEES Club and the Lander Athletic Training Association for Students.
Where can I use this degree? Lander PEES graduates have gone on to careers in public, private and corporate fitness programs, cardiac rehabilitation, and physical and occupational therapy. Collegiate and professional sports programs actively seek athletic training graduates. Students who earn teacher certification can pursue teaching and coaching careers. All PEES graduates are prepared to pursue advanced degrees.
“I initially chose Lander because of its beautiful campus and its well-known education program. Once I arrived, I realized that Lander had so much more to offer. From the small, friendly atmosphere to the helpful faculty and staff, Lander has given me the chance to positively expand my horizons in many different areas. As an elementary education major, I have the opportunity to work closely with schools in the Greenwood area, which enables me to obtain the knowledge, skills and experience I need to successfully meet the challenges I may face while teaching. By being involved in many organizations, including Presidential Ambassadors, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. and the Blue Key Honor Society, I have greatly enhanced my experience at Lander and have become a better individual, student and leader.”