Physical education students are trained to teach physical education from preschool through 12th grade. Teacher preparation in physical education involves early and continuous field experiences in local schools to develop knowledge related to physical education and skills in appropriate teaching strategies. The program also includes classroom and field experiences related to growth and development, communication, management and motivation, diverse learners, assessment, reflection, and collaboration with others.
Points of Pride
- The Purdue Department of Health & Kinesiology (H&K) is housed in Lambert Fieldhouse, a facility named after Ward Piggy Lambert, the creator of the fast break in basketball.
- An H&K graduate will have athe professional education and training needed for employment in a variety of careers. Graduates may choose to continue with professional education in areas such as physical therapy and medicine or with graduate study in health and kinesiology.