James Madison University

PHETE Program Description

The Physical & Health Education Teacher Education (PHETE) concentration is committed to educating future leaders in the profession of teaching through physical & health education. The program encourages teacher candidates to advocate for effective educational changes, work collaboratively and collectively for social change, and continue professional growth.

The PHETE concentration is a five-year Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program. Upon successful completion of the first four years students earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in kinesiology. The fifth-year MAT degree provides the requisite courses to obtain a VA state teaching license in Physical and Health Education (PK-12). It is necessary to be admitted to the teacher education program prior to enrolling in professional education courses.

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Welcome from Kinesiology

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Welcome to the Department of Kinesiology! Kinesiology involves the study of human movement and our faculty and students do so from a physiological, biomechanical, and psychosocial perspective. More >

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