The Indiana Wesleyan University Physical and Health Education 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.
PHE majors 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 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.
The Physical and Health Education program 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.