Some of the research being conducted in the Physical Education Program at the University of Idaho is focused on enhancing the quality of instruction to improve physical activity participation in schools and communities. This has resulted in working with local school districts to promote the use of effective curricula in physical education. Other research is focused on providing students with the necessary instructional tools for physical education so they can then transfer quality physical education practices to schools, as well as throughout their communities.
You might be interested in the University of Idaho chapter of Camp Adventure Youth Services, the Palouse Area Association for the Education of Young Children, or a number of sports and academic clubs also available on campus.
Physical education students work closely with local school children and elementary school teachers to provide programs and activity opportunities. You will have several field experiences, including a semester-long internship in a school setting. Our students attend state conferences and are required to present at the conference. Students also work with the City of Moscow as part of our collaborative program, Safe Routes to School, which fosters walking and biking safely to school.
The Physical Education Building (PEB) in Moscow is home to the Movement Science Department. The PEB facility has two full-size basketball courts, two dance studios and the only squash court on campus. The PEB also has a women’s locker room with a sauna (the men’s locker room and sauna are located in the Memorial Gymnasium). The Human Performance Laboratory is also housed in PEB (Room 112).
The program also offers courses at the ASUI Kibbie Dome, the Swim Center, the Student Recreation Center and various outdoor facilities across campus (such as tennis courts, Guy Wicks Field, Kibbie Sprint Turf, and Dan O'Brien Track & Field). For more information about these facilities: