Physical Education Teacher Education

A boy and a girl turn cartwheels while other children run on a playground.

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Program Area Coordinator
Xiaofen Keating

The Physical Education Teacher Education graduate program offers three degree plans:

  • Masters of Education
  • Masters of Arts with K-12 Physical Education Teaching Certification
  • Doctor of Philosophy

This is one of only twenty institutions in the country that offers these degree plans. Through empirical research and best pedagogical practice, students enrolled in these degree plans experience highly interactive course work and have excellent job placement in academia, research institutions, and the public sector upon graduation.

We invite you to learn about our programs and on-going research projects by selecting from the following links.


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Darla Castelli


Studies the relationship between physical activity and cognitive performance in children and adolescents.

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Louis Harrison


Explores issues in race and culture in physical activity and sport as well as identity development patterns of African Americans.

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Xiaofen Keating

Associate Professor

Researches fitness education, physical activity promotion among k-16 students, and technologies related physical education teacher education.