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Welcome to the health and physical education homepage! We have been training health and physical education teachers since 1889 and are well known for the quality of our program. We offer an undergraduate degree leading to teacher certification for both first year students, transfer students, and second degree students. Graduates qualify for a Pennsylvania license to teach K-12 health and physical education. Pennsylvania does not offer separate licenses for health education and physical education, only one dual-license in health and physical education. We invite you to learn more about our program and consider West Chester University as your school of choice!

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The mission of the health and physical education program is to train exceptional teachers who can effectively promote lifetime physical activity, fitness, and health among K-12 students.


The physical education program is nationally accredited by CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation), the gold standard in teacher education accreditation.


Contact Health and Physical Education

Dr. Laura Renzi
Chairperson of Secondary Education and K-12 Health and Physical Education


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