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Physical Education Teacher Education Program

The Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) program provides opportunities for students to become critical thinkers, creative planners, and effective practitioners.

Dear Prospective Student,

Thank you for your interest in the Physical Education major offered through the Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences (HNES). We invite you to keep reading to learn more about the physical education teacher education major. 

The physical education teacher education (PETE) program provides students with skills and techniques necessary to begin a successful career teaching K-12 physical education.  The program is aligned with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education’s (NASPE) PETE Standards.  The PETE major studies both the art and science of human movement, which includes classes in elementary, middle, and high school professional physical education activities; motor learning, physiology, and the psychology of human movement; the art of teaching and motivating students; and an appreciation of the individual differences of all people. Following the successful completion of required coursework, the physical education student will be placed in authentic capstone experiences.  These experiences allow the student to integrate the various curricular components and best practices along with actual student teaching in a K-12 setting.  

Our classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge technology. Physical education majors at NDSU are taught how to use and apply the latest technology including heart rate monitors and pedometers in activity settings.  Students are also trained to use the TriFIT computer-based health-management system which allows for exercise evaluation, nutrition evaluation, and health-risk assessments.  Finally, students will use video cameras and computer software to analyze sport skills, improve teaching effectiveness, ensure K-12 student accountability, and enhance personal reflection. 

In addition to preparation for effective teaching, physical education graduates are qualified  to coach, and work at YMCAs, health spas, community/recreation centers, or private sport clubs. 

We look forward to meeting you and hope that you will make NDSU your future home.  Please feel free to contact any of the faculty listed below for additional information regarding the physical education major.

Sincerely,

Brad N. Strand, Ph.D.
 
Professor, Health and Physical Education Program Coordinator
(701) 231-9718
Bradford.Strand@ndsu.edu

Joe Deutsch, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Physical Education Pedagogy
(701) 231-5687
Joe.Deutsch@ndsu.edu

Jenny Linker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Physical Education Pedagogy
(701) 231-8676
Jenny.Linker@ndsu.edu

Kristen Hahne, MS
Senior Lecturer, Health Education
(701) 231-9613
Kristen.a.Hahne@ndsu.edu

 

 


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North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-7474
Campus address: Bentson-Bunker Fieldhouse Room 1 and E Morrow Lebedeff Hall 351
Physical/delivery address: 1310 Centennial Boulevard, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2620 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 07, 2014 10:13:51 AM