Physical Education Endorsement

Physical Education Endorsement (K-12):

  • 18 hours of physical education coursework
  • Passing score on the physical education ILTS content test

The Educational Studies Department strongly recommends that students who wish to be able to coach a sport or teach physical education classes in addition to those classes in their major area of study pursue a physical education minor when working towards the physical education endorsement. They should consult with the chair of the Physical Education Department, Coach Norm Eash, to plan their course of study.

Some suggested IWU courses that count for both the Physical Education minor and endorsement.

Take either

PETH 201 Theory and Practice of Physical Education OR
PETH 202 Theory and Practice of Physical Education

Take four more courses from PETH 320 Organization and Administration of Athletic and Physical Education Programs
PETH 325 Kinesiology PETH 330 Exercise Physiology
PETH 326 First Aid and Athletic Training OR
PETH 327 Essentials of Strength and Conditioning
Take any of the following PETH 210 Coaching Baseball and Football
PETH 211 Coaching Basketball and Track
PETH 214 Coaching Golf and Soccer
PETH 216 Coaching Volleyball and Softball
PETH 290 Introduction to Coaching
It is strongly recommended that those wishing to teach physical education in the Middle Grades (5-8) also take: EDUC 370: Special Topics: The Middle School.