Keeping students healthy and safe
Health and Physical education is an important part of a balanced education program. Students who participate in physical activity in school have higher levels of coordination and flexibility which helps prevent injuries, tend to have fewer issues with anxiety and depression, develop leadership and socialization skills and are more likely to stay healthy as adults.* As a health and physical education teacher, you are helping students develop motor skills, knowledge and behaviors needed to create a future life of active living and emotional stability.
*According to the national health campaign, PHIT World Foundation.
University of Findlay's College of Education prepares student through a blend of classwork and fieldwork.
Classwork is comprised of a Multi-Age Education core courses and Health and Physical Education specialization course. Classwork in your first year will focus on teaching methodologies and introductory practices for teaching subject matter. Higher level health and physical education classes offer a mix of education, biology, health and sport analysis courses. You will explore the psychology behind team and individual sports, how to implement physical education in a school, how developmental stages will impact what you teach and much more.
Findlay students benefit from field experiences outside campus beginning in their first year. Over four years of courses, students engage in over 1000 hours of fieldwork with exposure to a variety of districts and classrooms.
Have questions about the program? Contact Allison Baer, Ph.D., [email protected] or 419-434-4460.
The College of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). All programs are built to address the standards of their specialized professional associations (SPA), and the Multi-Age Education Health and Physical Education Program is aligned with the American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and the American Association of Health Education. Programs are approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.