Health and Physical Education

The health and physical education program prepares teacher candidates to teach pre-kindergarten through 12th grade health and physical education. The program also prepares all majors to qualify for Virginia teacher licensure.

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What Will I Study?

You will study a wide range of subjects in physical activity and teaching methodology. All students gain a base of knowledge in health topics such as nutrition, drugs, and the dimensions of health and wellness. Students will also participate in a wide range of classes learning how the human body moves and ways to teach appropriate movement patterns to students.

What Kind of Job Can I Get?

  • Public school Health and Physical Education teacher (elementary, middle, high school)
  • Private School Health and Physical Education teacher
  • Coach
  • Conduct research

What Are Some of Our Graduates Doing?

  • Middle school teacher - Lynchburg City
  • High school teacher - City of Alexandria
  • Elementary school teacher
  • Adjunct faculty - Lynchburg College

Graduate School

Lynchburg College Health and Physical Education graduates are attending:

  • The University of Virginia
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Lynchburg College

Program Approval

The Health and Physical Education program is an accredited teacher preparation program through the Virginia Department of Education.

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I really enjoyed going into the schools for practicum classes, having kids from Head Start coming to the college, and of course, doing student teaching.
Danielle Colbert '10