Physical and Health Education

If you're searching for a degree in physical and health education in Indiana and want to study at a Christian university, Indiana Wesleyan University's PHE program is designed for students who want to make a positive contribution to the overall development of school-age children and adolescents. Through designated coursework and hundreds of hours of hands-on experience, PHE majors are prepared to counter negative childhood conditions such as sedentary lifestyles and high obesity rates. In addition, our PHE majors learn to teach movement skills and concepts that help youth prepare for a healthy and active life.

As a PHE major, you'll take courses such as individual and team sports, motor development, kinesiology, and the physiology of exercise, along with courses in nutrition, personal health, and school and community health. In addition, students participate in professional education courses that prepare them to teach in public and private elementary, middle- and high-school classrooms. This undergraduate program is designed to meet the standards established by the Indiana Department of Education, the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), and the American Association for Health Education (AAHE). Upon degree completion, PHE majors will have earned their teaching license in P-12 physical education and middle/high school health.

Students may also choose to minor in Coaching as a supplement to another IWU major.

Many of our students do not stop at a Bachelor's degree. We also prepare students for our graduate program, and many of our graduates use the P.E. program as a foundation to pursue Master's degrees in other areas of education. Our Indiana physical education school prepares students to be successful, Christ-like educators. If you have a passion for teaching kids to be healthy and active, we invite you to come discover the Physical and Health Education program for yourself. Contact us at 866-GO-TO-IWU for more information.

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