WOU: Physical Education Teacher Education program

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Division of Health and Exercise Science

Physical Education Teacher Education

Promoting healthy lifestyles and communities.

Professors: Marita Cardinal, Brian Caster

Associate Professors: Robert Hautala, Gay Timken

Assistant Professor: Jeff Armstrong

Physical Education Teacher Education 74 credits

Foundations of Human Movement Core 32

PE 230 Foundations of Exercise Science 4

PE 310 Motor Learning 4

PE 371 Kinesiology 4

PE 415 Lifespan Motor Development 4

PE 444 Lifespan Adapted Physical Activity 4

PE 470 Sociological and Psychological Aspects 4

of Physical Activity and Sport

PE 473 Physiology of Exercise 4

PE 483 Biomechanics 4

Physical Education Teacher Education Core 17

PE 330 Teaching Methods in Physical Education I 4

PE 335 Field Experience in Physical Education 1

PE 430 Teaching Methods in Physical Education II 4

PE 431 Assessment Strategies in Physical Education 4

PE 445 Curricular Issues in Physical Education 4

Activity Core 25

PE 239 Teaching Movement Education 3

PE 240 Teaching Dance in Physical Education 3

PE 241 Teaching Games I 3

PE 242 Teaching Games II 3

PE 243 Teaching Outdoor and Adventure Education 3

PE 244 Teaching Aerobic Fitness 3

PE 245 Teaching Strength Training and Conditioning 3

Choose two courses from the following areas: 4


Eastern Arts


Outdoor Recreation

** Current First Aid / CPR certification required by sophomore year.


Division of Health and Exercise Science
College of Education
Western Oregon University
Monmouth, OR 97361

Fax: 503-838-8370

Phone: 503-838-8908

Diana McAlpine
Administrative Program Assistant


Peggy Pedersen, Ph.D.
Division Chair

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