WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:08.000 Music 00:00:08.000 --> 00:00:10.000 Remember to push your hips back, you know what I'm saying? 00:00:10.000 --> 00:00:14.000 Hold it about shoulder width apart. There you go 00:00:14.000 --> 00:00:19.000 Can anybody give me some examples of how you could make running a little bit more intense, maybe? 00:00:19.000 --> 00:00:25.000 Western Oregon University's PETE program is a comprehensive study of learning how to become a physical activity leader 00:00:25.000 --> 00:00:30.000 in schools and other agencies like boys and girls clubs or rec centers 00:00:30.000 --> 00:00:33.000 This term our classes are working at Talmadge middle school. 00:00:33.000 --> 00:00:39.000 We're working with the sixth graders over there and we're focusing on physical activity, concepts, and nutrition concepts. 00:00:39.000 --> 00:00:48.000 And teaching the children how to benefit their bodies best by using lifetime physical activity and healthy nutrition. Ready, go! 00:00:48.000 --> 00:00:57.000 I really think my degree from Western will help with my career goals because it really gives you a lot of hands on experience student teaching before you student teach in a graduate program 00:00:57.000 --> 00:00:61.000 or in front of another teacher in order to obtain your teaching license. 00:01:01.000 --> 00:01:06.000 The real life experience is really what makes it, I think, one of the best 00:01:06.000 --> 00:01:12.000 I came into the masters program with some people that had never had that experience with kids 00:01:12.000 --> 00:01:15.000 and I was so thankful to have that time 00:01:15.000 --> 00:01:18.000 One, two, three, four, five six... 00:01:18.000 --> 00:01:23.000 In the junior year, students take a series of 200 level classes 00:01:23.000 --> 00:01:28.000 For example, they learn about dance education 00:01:28.000 --> 00:01:32.000 They learn about outdoor and adventure education 00:01:32.000 --> 00:01:35.000 Bloffy, blue, rest! 00:01:35.000 --> 00:01:37.000 And they learn about fitness education 00:01:37.000 --> 00:01:46.000 Because of my 200 level curriculum and teaching classes, I was able to bring more experience 00:01:46.000 --> 00:01:51.000 and a love of physical activity to my students so that they will one day they will be life long movers 00:01:51.000 --> 00:01:56.000 They gave me ideas in which I can teach at an elementary level 00:01:56.000 --> 00:01:64.000 and then they gave me progressions in which elementary and middle school differ in their education and movement pieces 00:02:04.000 --> 00:02:06.000 Keep your arms just out like this. 00:02:06.000 --> 00:02:15.000 You're not just sitting in a classroom all day listening to a lecture. You're actually up and working with your peers or working hands on with students every day that you're in class 00:02:15.000 --> 00:02:24.000 I would recommend WOU's exercise science and PETE program because you're not only walking into a university, but you're walking into a family. 00:02:24.000 --> 00:02:28.000 The people here are professionals. They know what they're teaching 00:02:28.000 --> 00:02:30.000 and you're going to walk out as one of them too. 00:02:30.000 --> 00:02:34.000 They really instilled that passion for physical education 00:02:34.000 --> 00:02:39.000 and the way they set up their classes and the way they set up this program 00:02:39.000 --> 00:02:45.000 made it so that I felt competent and capable to teach whenever I got in the teaching experience. 00:02:45.000 --> 00:02:52.000 Western's graduates in the PETE program are so successful at getting a job because they are prepared for the real world 00:02:52.000 --> 00:02:56.000 by getting a lot of practical experience in the real world 00:02:56.000 --> 00:02:64.000 We were able to work with ages kindergarten through 12th grade throughout my entire undergrad so it's extremely helpful 00:03:04.000 --> 00:03:11.000 Having that experience is kind of like practice makes perfect so it really helped me to be able to get the job right out of my undergrad 00:03:11.000 --> 00:03:13.000 and continue on teaching 00:03:13.000 --> 00:03:20.000 The one thing I won't forget about my time here at WOU are the friendships I've built. Classmates and professionals. 00:03:20.000 --> 00:03:24.000 Now that I have the network built, I will always remember them and they will stay in touch forever. 00:03:24.000 --> 00:03:31.000 I'm really happy with my decision to come to Western Oregon because I've really enjoyed my experience with the physical education program 00:03:31.000 --> 00:03:36.000 and it's definitely given me a lot of practical experience before I go into my career. 00:03:36.000 --> 00:03:43.000 Music