Health and Physical Education

Welcome to the health and physical education homepage! We have been training health and physical education teachers for 127 years and are well known for the quality of our program. We invite you to learn more and consider West Chester University as your school of choice.


The mission of the health and physical education program is to train exceptional teachers who can effectively promote lifetime physical activity, fitness and health. Teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and dispositions to positively impact K-12 students.


The physical education program is nationally accredited by CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation). CAEP sets the standard in terms of what health and physical educators will know and be able to do: CAEP Physical Education Standards

Area of Concentration

Health and Physical Education Teacher Certification (HPETC) - Guidance Sheet Fall 2018 & Forward

Contact Us

Health and Physical Education Program Coordinator:

 Department of Kinesiology Chairman:

Other Faculty Members

  • Department of Kinesiology
  • 206 Sturzebecker HSC
  • 855 South New St
  • West Chester, PA 19383
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