Health Physical Education Major

The Program Trine University Student Achievements

The Health and Physical Education dual licensure program at Trine University prepares you to teach in classrooms from preschool to grade 12. This allows you to play an important role in the future of our youth.

In the program, you will learn the science of the human body through anatomy, kinesiology and exercise physiology.  Courses in motor learning, sport psychology, and athletic training will help you to understand the theory and practice behind developing a healthy lifestyle.  Extensive field experiences are in both the elementary and the high school settings.

The Experience

Our faculty come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences all related to classroom teaching, advanced research, and preparing future teachers. The academically rigorous teacher education program focuses on:

  • the most up-to-date curriculum
  • instructional strategies
  • classroom management techniques
  • innovative integration of classroom technology

Students spend nearly 400 hours in field experiences prior to graduation, beginning in the very first semester and concluding with a semester long student-teaching experience. 

Points of Pride

Graduates have a high level of job placement, running between 95 and 100% every year. In addition to classroom teaching, students have obtained other educationally related positions, and still others go on to complete a master degree. Feedback from school administrators consistently refers to how well the Trine teacher education graduates are prepared to begin teaching from day one in the classroom and how effective these teachers are far beyond graduation.

See Also:

Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Indiana Department of Education