Health & Physical Education
The Health & Physical Education (HPE) major was created to prepare men and women to serve in teaching positions and other ministries related to health and physical education. As early as their sophomore year, students in the major are found placements – doing various internships in health, physical education, and sports. The culminating student teaching experience in the final semester allows the student to work in both public and private schools (K–12) with experienced master teachers.
This four-and-a-half-year major offers two degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Health & Physical Education. The HPE major will prepare you to be an effective and relevant health and physical education teacher in either a public or private school. It also leads to the Pennsylvania Instructional Certificate (K-12) and ASCI Standard Teaching Certificate in health and physical education (K-12). In addition, you will receive training to become a competent coach or athletic director.