16 weeks (semester)
Traditional On-Campus, Lancaster
Our bodies are the dwelling place of God. And in the Gospels, Jesus commands us to love Him with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength. At Lancaster Bible College, we know the value of health & physical education and strive to train up teachers who care for the whole student: mind, body and soul.
LBC’s health & physical education program is unique for a number of reasons: our students have the opportunity to teach and instruct students in their first semester, biblical principles are integrated into each course in the curriculum, assignments are designed to have practical application with long-term value as future educators.
At LBC, our students learn from caring, experienced professionals in the field and enjoy small class sizes. Additionally, our students fulfill multiple internships, practicum and student teaching requirements that place them in diverse educational settings. When you study health & physical education at Lancaster Bible College, you’ll get the chance to practice your skills in both Christian and public schools, and get a taste of what teaching on the elementary, middle and high school level is like—and all that happens before you even graduate.
Students who choose LBC’s health & physical education program leave the college with firm foundation in teaching the disciplines of their major, create a repertoire of games and activities to use in their own classes, graduate with double majors (one in biblical studies and the other in health & physical education) and receive multiple certifications on top of their degree to set them apart from the competition.
If you’re looking for a program that will give you practical, hands-on experience teaching health & physical education while also giving you an education based on the truth of the Bible, consider applying to LBC.
Where LBC Students Have Interned or Student Taught
License, Certification & Credential Information
Graduates from this major receive Pennsylvania Instructional I Certificate (K-12) and ACSI Standard Teaching Certificate in health and physical education (K-12)
Can I Transfer Credits?
Yes! Read about LBC’s transfer policy
Bible & Theology Core 34 Credits
Arts & Sciences Core 40 Credits
Major Core 62 Credits
View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and complete program details.
Hear from Camryn, a graduate, about how her HPE professors influenced and befriend her.
Programs leading to teacher certification are approved by Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE).
The Health & Physical Education bachelor’s degree prepares students for various of educational contexts. Here is a sampling of careers and opportunities this degree affords:
EDU 101 The Teaching Profession
HPE 120 Measurement and Evaluation for Physical Education
HPE 110 Administration of PE and Sport Programs
HPE 200 Concepts of Major Sports
HPE 105 Introduction to the PE/Sport Coaching Profession
EDU 204 Instructional Design
PHE 310 Personal Health and Nutrition
EDU 333 The Exceptional Child
EDU Internship 1 – 3 (EDU 301,302, 401)
HPE 202 HPE Instructional Design
HPE 356 School Health I
HPE 359 School Health II
HPE 311 Teaching Elementary HPE
HPE 411 Teaching Secondary HPE
HPE 201 Principles of Health Education
HPE 160 Outdoor Education
HPE 170 Aquatics
HPE 331 Adapted Physical Education
EDU 450 Practicum
EDU 410 Teaching the English Language Learner
EDU 499 Student Teaching
EDU 492 Student Teaching Seminar
EDU 461 The Cross Cultural Experience
HPE 100 HPE Seminar (7 semesters)
Visit the catalog for the complete listing and descriptions.