Troy University has been recognized by Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, Military Times and more as having some of the best undergraduate programs in the Southeast and nation. Whether you are graduating from high school, transferring from a two-year school, or completing your degree as a working adult, TROY offers a wide variety of associate and baccalaureate degrees that will open doors to career opportunities.
Graduate study can help you achieve your career goals! Holders of advanced degrees will be in high demand in the next 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and U.S. Census data shows that advanced degrees increase pay and prosperity Troy University’s Graduate School offers advanced degrees in all five of the University’s academic colleges: education, business, arts and sciences, health and human services, and communication and fine arts. In addition, TROY’s commitment to flexibility means that you have in-class, online and blended options. Plan for your next career by completing your graduate education at TROY. Innovation, knowledge and creativity are all elements for success. Get started today!
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Campus visits are the most important aspect of the college decision making process. Visits give you the opportunity to discover what makes our unique University the right fit for you. TROY welcomes you to come and see what makes our campus different, one that you will want to consider your home away from home.
We invite you to register for a visit Monday - Friday at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. or on specified Saturdays for a TROY Tour or Trojan Day event.
*Students interested in visiting other Alabama campuses must contact the specific campus for visit information and registration as available dates and times vary.
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TROY Service Centers meet the needs of working adults, including military, government agency civilians, teachers and future business leaders who want the opportunities that come with earning a degree. Because adult learners often have different educational needs than traditional students, courses are provided at times and in formats designed around people who work and have other commitments for their time.
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Are you curious about learning in the online environment? Would you like to take an online class, but feel that you need more information? Discover more about learning in the online environment, the skills and technologies that are required, as well as some helpful tips on how to become a successful online student.
Is it your professional calling to help students of all ages become wiser about healthy lifestyle choices? Answer that call by becoming a part of TROY’s health education program, and prepare yourself to lead your own primary and/or secondary school health classes.
The Bachelor of Science degree in health education prepares teachers to impact students in grades 6-12 through concepts of nutrition, exercise, rest, disease prevention and safety. Prospective health teachers will learn innovative classroom teaching strategies using the latest technology for instructional delivery. Through this preparation, the health education graduate will be highly prepared to meet the challenges of growing health concerns across our nation.
TROY’s seasoned and skilled faculty members will help you become a firstrate educator and motivator. Whether it’s teaching elementary students about medicines and their uses or taking on the subject of body image with a high school health class, your degree from TROY will help prepare you to play an integral role in developing healthy habits and attitudes within your students’ lives. Our instructors understand that in order for you to inspire your students to live healthy lives, you’ll have to be informed, innovative and reflective. That’s why the program relies on in-class training and real-world experiences. Through your coursework, you’ll prepare to lead your own health education classes.
This TROY program sets itself apart from others across the nation by allowing students to double major in both health and physical education programs. By double majoring, you’ll only add an additional 18-hour semester to your workload while making yourself more marketable to schools. During your senior year, you will complete a semester-long teaching internship at a local school. This real-world experience will not only allow you to gain experience working with students and other professionals, but it will also give you an opportunity to make a strong first impression on potential employers and possible references.
As a TROY health education graduate, you’ll be a top candidate for available teaching positions at area and state schools. Within the last five years, TROY health and physical education graduates have seen a 97-percent job placement rate. These two programs continue to graduate professionals who are highly sought after by administrators around the state of Alabama. If you are looking to further your education and expand your pay grade, you may consider pursuing a master’s degree before entering the teaching field. Master’s degree programs, professional schools and Ph.D. programs in educational administration, health, physical education or other related fields will help you step into careers ranging from principal, mental health counselor and college professor.
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a primary (elementary) school teacher is $53,080 with a national annual salary range of $32,450-$78,230. Within the next 10 years, primary school teaching positions are projected to see a 12-percent increase. The BLS projects that within the next 10 years, secondary school positions will see a six percent increase. The national median salary for a secondary school teacher is $55,050 with a national annual salary range of $36,930-$85,690.