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Health and Physical Education, BSEd

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Athletes Know the Value of a Great Training Program

As a health and physical education major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, you’ll find that our curriculum offers you the thorough training you’ll need for success as a teacher.

Comprehensive Curriculum

Through your major, you’ll take courses in physiology of exercise, water safety instruction, teaching middle school physical education, health science instruction, and school law.

Outstanding Student Teaching

Through our teacher education curriculum, you’ll gain an excellent foundation for your career and will take part in the outstanding student teaching program at IUP.

Strengthen Your Teaching Skills and Resume with SNAP

The Special Needs Activity Program at IUP offers physical fitness, motor development, and aquatics activities for individuals with disabilities. It is a required practicum experience for all health and physical education students and a great opportunity for community service.

Opportunities to Continue Your Sports

Many scholar-athletes at IUP combine their studies with their interest in sports. A Division II school, IUP is a respected competitor within the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference in eight varsity sports for men and 11 for women. IUP also offers a variety of club and intramural sports.

Prepare for Pennsylvania Teacher Certification

The Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education leads to K-through-12 teacher certification in Pennsylvania. Teaching can be very rewarding. In your career, you’ll have the chance to introduce children to fitness options and sports that may benefit them throughout their lives.

  • Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science Department
  • Zink Hall, Room 225
    1190 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2771
  • Fax: 724-357-3777
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.