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11/21/13: Physical Education students celebrate their 2nd place finish in the Super Stars competition at IAHPERD.  Congratulations!
11/21/13: Physical Education faculty, students and alumni attend the WIU social at IAHPERD.
Golf 2013
9/4/13: Physical Education majors learn to play golf at the WIU Mussatto Golf Course.
ShapeUp Illinois 2013
3/6/13: Six Physical Education majors travel to Springfield to attend Shape Up Illinois 2013.
NGWS Day 2013
February 2013. Physical Education students plan activities for the National Girls and Women in Sport Day.
Graduation Fall 2012
Congratulations to our F'10 Physical Education Graduates.
Spring Lake Fall 2012
Physical Education students learn outdoor skills in KIN 135 Lifelong Leisure Activities
Department of Kinesiology

Our Vision

Physical education teacher education (PETE) is the study and practice of the art and science of teaching movement. The WIU PETE program is focused on developing teacher expertise based upon knowledge of the scientific disciplines related to movement, the skills and motor patterns of many physical activities, strategic implementation of pedagogical techniques, and data based reflection and self-evaluation of teaching opportunities.

Our Mission

A focus of the WIU PETE program is to instruct pre-service teachers using the most current information of the disciplines, physical activities, and methods of teaching physical education so that graduates can make an immediate impact on their students..

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.