MTSU physical education courses get good grades fo...

MTSU physical education courses get good grades for veteran friendliness

Students work the exercise machines at the Campus Recreation Center at MTSU. Campus Rec pool and fitness facilities will be closed Dec. 18-Jan. 2, reopening Jan. 3, and rec center offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Jan. 22. (MTSU file photo by J. Intintoli)

A data analysis website ranks MTSU among the top colleges in the nation for veterans studying physical education.

College Factual’s 2019 national and state rankings place MTSU’s physical education programs 61st in the country and third in the state of Tennessee for veteran friendliness. This puts MTSU in the top 15 percent of all colleges studied in both categories.

The Troy, New York-based company studied a total of 456 schools nationwide, 15 of which are in Tennessee.

Courses on MTSU’s physical education degree track range from backpacking and hiking to applied kinesiology and biomechanics. Possible careers include strength trainer, veterans hospital recreation director, dance therapist, emergency services personnel instructor, stress management consultant and many more.Department of Health and Human Performance logo

MTSU also boasts the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center, which helps student-veterans with the transition from the military to civilian life and with educational and job-seeking resources.

College Factual touts itself as “the leading source of data analytics and insights on college outcomes,” according to its website. The website provides information on more than 2,500 colleges and universities and more than 350 college majors.

For more information, contact Doug Winborn, chair of the MTSU Department of Health and Human Performance, at 615-898-5110 or Specific information on physical education degrees is available at

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