The physical education teacher education major is for students who would like to teach physical education, wellness, or health at the K–12 level. The curriculum provides content knowledge and practical experiences to prepare students for a career in teaching and youth development. Along with coursework in the School of Education at IUPUI, the curriculum prepares students for the teacher licensing examination in this content area specialty. In addition, students will be afforded opportunities to gain teaching experience in multiple local community or school settings.
Skills and abilities this major develops include: knowledge of motor learning and behavioral learning stages, classroom management techniques, basics of first aid and emergency care, and cultural competencies.