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Physical Education Teacher Education Program




The mission of the Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program is to promote the highest quality of education to undergraduate students and ensure that they are prepared to achieve their full potential as beginning, effective teachers in physical education in the elementary and high school setting.

Courses in the PETE Teaching Field:

  • BY 263 Anatomy and Physiology
  • HPE 109 Concepts of Wellness
  • HPE 101 Introduction to HPE
  • HPE 232 Sports Safety and First Aid
  • HPE 270 Teaching Individual and Dual Sports
  • HPE 280 Teaching Team Sports
  • HPE 290 Teaching Lifetime Activities
  • HPE 362 Kinesiology
  • HPE 400 Exercise Physiology
  • HPE 415 Biomechanics
  • HPE 460 Motor Development
  • HPE 150-158 Aquatics
  • HPE 409 Methods of Teaching PE P-5
  • HPE 410 Methods of Teaching PE 6-12
  • HPE 411 Practicum in PE P-12
  • HPE 451 Tests and Measurements in PE
  • HPE 462 Best Practices in PE
  • HPE 482 Seminar in Physical Education
  • HPE 495 Internship in Grades P-12

The following documents may be helpful as you progress through the program:

The checklist is being revised; please contact Dr. Roland Thornburg.

  • Tentative class offerings - This information can help you decide when to take certain courses by providing you with projected offerings. This can be useful because some classes are offered only once a year. However, this is a tentative schedule, which is subject to change.
  • Projected schedule - You may wish to follow this semester by semester plan.
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