Health and Safety Education students are trained to teach health and safety for grades 5 through 12. The program is designed in accordance with national standards and guidelines to enable future health education and elementary school teachers from Purdue University to be critical partners in developing citizens of the future. Teacher preparation involves early and continuous field and classroom experiences. These are designed to develop knowledge related to physical education and health content as well as skills in using teaching strategies.
Points of Pride:
- The Purdue Department of Health and Kinesiology is housed in Lambert Fieldhouse, a facility named after Ward "Piggy" Lambert, the creator of the fast break in basketball.
- A health and kinesiology graduate will have a liberal arts education and the professional education and training needed for employment in a variety of careers. Graduates may choose to continue with professional education in areas such as physical therapy and medicine or with graduate study in health and kinesiology.