Department of Kinesiology
West Chester University
Dr. Frank Fry
206 Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: (610) 436-2260 or 2261
Fax: (610) 436-2860
The Teacher Certification Program in Health and Physical Education is designed to prepare students to teach health and physical education in schools. The program requirements are intended to equip students with the prerequisites for pursuing mastery in teacher education and permanent teaching certification for grades K-12. The program is arranged sequentially to help students acquire and gradually refine the planning, managerial, instructional, and interactive skills needed for teaching in today’s schools.
The main goal of the program is for each student to be able to:
We also hope to develop our students so that they advance the attitude that:
A final goal is that our students develop the skills to develop and flourish during the early years of teaching/coaching in schools (in a positive and effective manner). This is crucial to future personal satisfaction.
A number of assumptions provide the conceptual basis for the organization of the Physical Education Teacher Certification program. The program includes a required sequence of courses in pedagogy, a professional core, performance courses, and other related requirements necessary for certification in Health and Physical K-12. The following are some assumptions that provide the conceptual basis for the required sequences of courses in the teacher preparation program.
Please click here for the most recent program advising sheet with the entire curriculum listed:
Pre Professional Guideline Sheet HERE