APEK Fundraiser 2017

Students as South Wilmington School
thank APEK for their new PE equipment

Net Wall Games Tournament Spring 2017

Badminton, Pickleball and Volleyball Tournament
winners in KIN 226 Net/Wall Games

Michelle Maher

02/29/2016: Michelle Maher (Physical Education)
named Summit League Player of the Week

Kinesiology Slideshow
Team Building
Jeopardy Team - IAHPERD 2015
Motor Clinic 2015
Team Building

Physical Education

Our Vision

The Western Illinois University PETE program envisions itself to be a hands on, engaging program for the scholarly study of physical education pedagogy.  Through theory into practice experiences, our program seeks to inspire teachers to impact learning across the diverse community of learners in a wide range of physical activities.  The Western Illinois University PETE program’s seeks to carry on the 100+ year tradition of developing quality physical educators that exemplify professionalism and service to students and the field in general.

Our Mission

The mission of the Western Illinois University PETE Program is to develop teaching expertise in physical education.  PETE majors will learn to use the most current concepts of the disciplines, motor skills & movement concepts, and methods of teaching physical education graduates in order to inspire their students with knowledge, skills, and dispositions that promote learners being physically active for a lifetime.

Our Commitment

Pre-service teachers in this program are instructed to put curriculum and learning theory into practice to facilitate success as a physical educator for years to come in any school context. In particular, pre-service teachers will have many opportunities to “learn by doing”. Pre-service teachers spend many hours in the field teaching elementary, middle, and high school physical education classes prior to their student teaching experience.