Physical and Health Education Teacher Education

Physical and health education teacher education

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Physical and Health Education Teacher education Overview 

WMU’s PHETE program will prepare you as a pre-service teacher candidate to be certified in both physical education and health education, offered in a 4-year or 5-year degree plan. The overarching goal of this dual-major degree program is to assist you in acquiring the skills, knowledge and real-world experiences to become effective, competent and committed physically- and health-literate professionals in today’s society.

For more information regarding physical and health education teacher education please contact The Department of Physical and Health Education at (269) 387-2710 or Suzan Ayers.

Course with Clinical Experiences

Please note: You must complete your background check prior to any clinical experience. 

HPHE 1500 Foundations of Physical and Health Education

Three contact hours. This clinical experience is part of the course requirements. There is not an application because you will register yourself for the course. 

HPHE 1501 and 1502 Teaching Assistantship in P.E. and Health

Contact hours vary. This clinical experience is part of the course requirements. There is not an application because you will register yourself for the course. 

HPHE 3460 Physical and Health Education Methods; Special Populations

Twenty contact hours. This clinical experience is part of the course requirements. There is not an application because you will register yourself for the course. 

HPHE 4470 K-12 Health Methods

Forty contact hours. Apply the semester before in Tk20. See deadlines for dates. 

HPHE 4480 K-12 Physical Education Methods

Forty contact hours. Apply the semester before in Tk20. See deadlines for dates. 

HPHE 4750 K-12 Physical and Health Education Methods

Full time in a classroom. Apply one year ahead in Tk20. The Office of Clinical Experiences will register you for this course. You may NOT register yourself. See deadlines for dates.