The Health & Physical Education major offers professional teacher preparation in health and physical education. Satisfactory completion of this program and meeting all requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, leads to public school teaching certification by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The certification is valid for teaching both health and physical education, grades K-12. As part of the teacher certification program, students participate in early and continuing field experiences which provide opportunities to observe and participate in local schools prior to student teaching. The health and physical education teacher certification major includes a semester of student teaching plus related professional experiences.