Physical educators make an impact on the health, well-being, and quality of life of future generations. The Physical Education Teacher Education program at WVU prepares students to teach, motivate, and shape the lives of Pre-K through adult learners in physical education, movement, wellness, and sport-based environments.
Students in the PETE program learn to use and integrate technology into their classwork, gain hands-on, real world experience, and learn how to design and deliver physical education programs. Upon program completion, graduates are eligible for certification in PreK-adult Physical Education and may pursue a certification in Health Education.
Program graduates are physical activity and wellness leaders in their school, communities, and states who promote healthy, active lifestyles for children and adults alike. The WVU PETE faculty is proud of the strong undergraduate PETE program that is nationally accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and SHAPE America.