The CWU Physical Education and School Health (PESH) program is a two-year dynamic and innovative teacher-education program designed to develop competent physical education and health professionals for K-12 school settings. The program aligns with state and national standards of quality and is tailored to meet student needs and success.
Low student-to faculty ratio
Personal and customized advising
Active student majors club
Wide-ranging teaching practicums
Nationally recognized and scholarly faculty
Washington State endorsement eligible
Key Components of the PESH Program
- Applied Learning
Our teacher candidates engage in school-based and practical settings that develop real-world knowledge and skills at both the elementary and secondary levels.
- Non-Traditional Curriculum
Our teacher candidates learn various instructional strategies and models by participating in brain-based education, stress management, interdisciplinary learning, nutrition education, fitness education, cooperative learning, and adventure education.
- Technology Emphasis
Our teacher candidates learn to use the latest technological tools in the field, including heart rate monitors, accelerometers, tri-fit, movement analysis software, and web-based media.
- Professional Opportunities
Our teacher candidates attend and participate in state, regional, and national events and conferences.