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BS Health and Physical Education

The Bachelor of Science with a major in health and physical education program at Trine University prepares you to teach in classrooms from preschool to grade 12. This allows you to play an important role in the future of our youth.

Extensive clinical experience with modern curriculum

In the Bachelor of Science with a major in health and physical education program, you will learn the science of the human body through anatomy, kinesiology and exercise physiology. Courses in motor learning, sport psychology and athletic training will help you to understand the theory and practice behind developing a healthy lifestyle. Extensive clinical experiences are completed in elementary school, middle school, and high school settings.

Our faculty come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, all related to classroom teaching, advanced research and preparing future teachers. The academically rigorous teacher education program focuses on:

  • the most up-to-date curriculum
  • instructional strategies
  • classroom management techniques
  • innovative integration of classroom technology

Students spend over 400 hours in clinical experiences prior to graduation, beginning in the very first semester and concluding with a semester-long student teaching experience.

 Be prepared for your teaching career

In 2017, 100 percent of superintendents and principals surveyed indicated that Franks School of Education graduates were more prepared as first-year teachers compared to other colleges. Graduates from the Franks School have a high level of job placement, with 100 percent of graduates employed or in graduate school over the past several years. In addition to classroom teaching, students have obtained other educationally related positions, and still others go on to complete master's degrees. Feedback from school administrators consistently refers to how well the Trine University teacher education graduates are prepared to begin teaching from day one in the classroom and how effective these teachers are far beyond graduation.

Indiana Department of Education

Center for Sports Studies

The Bachelor of Science with a major in health and physical education is part of Trine University's Center for Sports Studies.

Additional Information

Area school districts where students participate in field experiences and student teaching include, but are not limited to:

  • Bronson Community Schools (Michigan)
  • Coldwater Community Schools (Michigan)
  • Sturgis Community Schools (Michigan)
  • MSD of Steuben County Schools (Indiana)
  • Prairie Heights Community Schools (Indiana)
  • Hamilton Community Schools (Indiana)
  • Fremont Community Schools (Indiana)
  • Fort Wayne Community Schools (Indiana)
  • Garrett, Keyser Butler Community Schools (Indiana)
  • DeKalb County Central United School District (Indiana)
  • DeKalb Eastern Community Schools (Indiana)
  • Quincy Community Schools (Michigan)
  • Edgerton Local School District (Ohio)
  • Edon-Northwest Local School District (Ohio)
  • Central Noble Community Schools (Indiana)
  • East Noble Community Schools (Indiana)
  • West Noble Community Schools (Indiana)
  • Lakeland Community Schools (Indiana)

With a degree in health and physical education, you have many opportunities for rewarding careers and advanced studies.

Explore the Possibilities:

  • Teacher
  • Grade level or content department chair
  • Building principal
  • Assistant superintendent
  • Superintendent
  • Curriculum director
  • Child care worker
  • Coach
  • Athletic director
  • Community agency director
  • Counselor
  • Graduate student
  • Corporate trainer
  • Personal trainer
Information about tuition can be found at Cost and Investment.