Health and Physical Education Scholarships

Choose Your Specialty: Exercise Science, Kinesiology and Others

The field of health and physical education (HPE) prepares students to teach exercise and health science in the school system, and for that reason the major is often housed in the education department. Many HPE students are also college athletes. There are a number of specializations available to HPE majors, such as kinesiology (the study of human motion), coaching, motor development, and fitness/athletic training.

Most schools that offer degrees in health and physical education provide some form of financial aid specifically for that department, often in the form of scholarships. The scholarships mentioned below represent a fraction rather than the whole of available assistance.

Northwestern Oklahoma State Universitype scholarships

The Department of Health and Physical Education at Northwestern Oklahoma State University devotes a page to information about its scholarships including the following:

Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University (NIU)’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KNPE, and it is part of the College of Education) does have a scholarship page. That page shows no details about individual awards, but some of the scholarships normally offered are:

Eastern Kentucky University

The College of Health Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University hands out a number of scholarships suited to physical education majors. Examples of current awards are:

Montana State University

The health and physical education degree program in Montana State University’s Department of Health and Human Development is referred to as Health Enhancement K-12, and the department provides several scholarships for majors:

Edinboro University

Edinboro University’s Health and Physical Education Department sponsors four scholarships for its majors:

Scholarships From Private Organizations

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) has posted a page of student scholarships. Health and physical education majors may apply for these awards: