A Bold Move: SHAPE America Takes Control of PETE Program Accreditation

Hans van der Mars

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Program accreditation represents the seal of approval for professional programs. Since 1954, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) has been the primary accreditation body for most physical education teacher education (PETE) programs. The author proposes that SHAPE America and the country’s PETE programs would stand to benefit from taking full ownership of the PETE program accreditation process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-4
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2024
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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