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Sport and Movement Studies

College of Education and Professional Studies
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Sport and Movement Studies
Purser Hall 101
(509) 963-1911

Physical Education and School Health


The PESH program is a two-year, dynamic and innovative teacher-education program designed that develops 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.

Special Highlights

  • Cohort-Based
  • 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

  1. Applied Learning

The teacher candidates engage in school-based and practical settings that develop real-world knowledge and skills at both the elementary and secondary levels.

  1. Non-Traditional Curriculum

The 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.

  1.  Technology Emphasis

The 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.

  1.  Professional Opportunities

The teacher candidates attend and participate in state, regional, and national events and conferences.                    



Dr. Stefan Ward, Program Coordinator

(509) 963-2366



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