Physical Education Teaching

Available on the Vincennes campus

The Physical Education teaching program option provides students the first two years of preparation to teach physical education from kindergarten through grade 12. The program emphasizes such topics as fitness and wellness development and assessment, movement exploration, motor development, anatomy and physiology, and the development of appropriate teaching methods. Upon successful program completion, students will transfer to a 4-year institution of their choice in order to complete their baccalaureate degree and be eligible for the Indiana Department of Education Teaching license.

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Misty Bohnert, Chair

Office: PE Complex Room #111

Education and licensure/certifications
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Exercise Science Concentration, Indiana University, Bloomington
Master of Science in Kinesiology, Fitness Management Concentration, Indiana University, Bloomington

Certified Instructor Trainer, American Red Cross
Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise

Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, American Council on Exercise

Certified Group Exercise Leader, American College of Sports Medicine

Teaching & Work Experience
12 years teaching Health, Fitness and Exercise Science Courses, Physical Education Department, College of Health Sciences and Human Performance 

Assistant Professor Bohnert believes students develop a better learning experience through the practical application of  physical education and exercise science.  She regularly encourages students to apply what they have learned by getting out of the typical “classroom” environment.


10 years work experience with Indiana University Division of Recreational Sports, 20+ years of Personal Training and Group Exercise Instruction (Methods such as: HIIT Training, Yoga, Pilates, Cycling and Shallow/Deep Water Exercise).

Professor Bohnert finds that the best part of being in the College of Health Sciences and Human Performance is the opportunity to physically move every day with her students.  Also, to continually share the best health and fitness practices made available through the latest research and field studies.

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Mission Statement and Program Outcomes