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2020 Best Colleges for Health & Physical Education in Alabama

Health & Physical Education is a popular major and Alabama is the 34th most popular state for students studying this major. 569 of the 63,893 Health & Physical Education degrees earned last year were given by colleges in Alabama. With so many options it can be difficult finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Health & Physical Education in Alabama ranking analyzed 5 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in health and physical education. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 schools for Health & Physical Education students in Alabama.

Choosing a Great Health & Physical Education School

Best Colleges for Health & Physical Education in Alabama Your choice of health and physical education school matters. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

The overall quality of a school is important to ensure a quality education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To take this into account we consider a school's overall Best Colleges ranking which itself looks at a combination of different factors like degree completion, educational resources, student body caliber and post-graduation earnings for the school as a whole.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

Health & Physical Education graduates from colleges on this list tend to earn more after college than those from other schools. A health and physical education bachelors degree from a college in Alabama helped students who graduated in 2015-2017 make $26,480 a couple years later.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Health & Physical Education students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other health and physical education students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized health and physical education related accrediting body.

Our complete ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for Health & Physical Education students in Alabama.

Best Schools to Study Health & Physical Education in Alabama

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities in the U.S. for a Health & Physical Education degree.

Best Phys Ed Colleges in Alabama


Samford University

Birmingham, AL

It is difficult to beat Samford University if you wish to study health and physical education. Samford is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Birmingham.

Students who graduate from the phys ed program earn an average of $23,100 in the first couple years of working.


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University of Montevallo

Montevallo, AL

It's hard to beat University of Montevallo if you want to study health and physical education. Located in the suburb Montevallo, University of Montevallo is a public college with a small student population.

University of Montevallo health and physical education majors earn $4,225 more than the average phys ed graduate.


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Huntingdon College

Montgomery, AL

It's hard to beat Huntingdon College if you want to pursue health and physical education as a major. Located in the midsize city Montgomery, Huntingdon College is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

Soon after getting their bachelor's degree, phys ed students generally make about $22,700 in the first five years of their career.


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Troy University

Troy, AL

Troy University is a wonderful option for students interested in a Health & Physical Education degree. Located in the remote town Troy, TROY is a public school with a fairly large student population.

For those interested in something more advanced, TROY also offers 2 different higher degree levels in health and physical education, the most popular of which is a Master's Degree. Students who graduate from this degree report average early career income of $25,200.


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Faulkner University

Montgomery, AL

Faulkner is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Montgomery.More…

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Best Health & Physical Education Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Health & Physical Education Colleges in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 300 1,643
Florida 291 2,023
Virginia 289 1,353
North Carolina 286 2,828
Tennessee 266 2,265
Kentucky 257 936
South Carolina 254 967
Louisiana 254 734
Arkansas 249 701
Mississippi 239 1,030
West Virginia 222 902

One of 4 majors within the Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies area of study, Health & Physical Education has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Recreation Administration 4,172
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 3,541
Other Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 275
Outdoor Education 235

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Staff Sgt. Michael Ellis.

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