Physical Education

Become a P.E. teacher and take action against one of our nation’s most pressing health problems. As a physical education teacher, you play a direct role in the lifetime health of your students. With childhood obesity rates on the rise, it’s more important than ever for young people to understand the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and discover activities they actually enjoy.

Indiana University’s physical education program is administered through The School of Public Health (formerly known as the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, or HPER).

The School of Public Health Department of Kinesiology’s Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program is committed to preparing students as successful teachers of physical education for all-grade (K–12) licensing in Indiana. (Reciprocal license agreements allow students to teach in most other states). Through their training in this program, graduates make a valuable contribution by promoting healthy lifestyles and vigorous physical activity.