PK-12 (licensure for teaching in schools)
The PK-12 concentration prepares students for teaching health and physical education in PK-12 schools. Required fieldwork and hands-on teaching experiences at all levels (including adapted physical education) ensures that students gain the skills necessary to effectively teach in a school setting.
Many students elect to complete the two courses required for a Driver Education Instructor Endorsement. This endorsement is beneficial for HPE students interested in teaching at the high school level.
Students interested in coaching should complete the Coaching Minor which enables them to meet the requirements of the Virginia High School League to coach in the state of Virginia.
Students earning PK-12 Licensure in HPE may obtain a master’s degree through an 11-month program at Longwood.
Driver Education Endorsement
There's a high demand for health and physical education teachers with a driver education endorsement in Virginia's schools. So, we've made it easy for you to get yours. We are one of only four undergraduate University Drivers Ed programs in VA that offer the classes needed for the endorsement, you'll have everything you need to succeed right here. And our history proves it, 100% of Longwood students pass the VDOE exam the first time they take it. Longwood rules the road!
A minor in Coaching pairs well with many other majors, particularly liberal studies. Students are prepared to meet the requirements of the Virginia High School League to coach in the state of Virginia.
The Health Education minor pairs well with many other majors and is particularly complementary to degrees in the health and human services areas. Coursework focuses on a wide range of health-related topics and promotes discussion and study about future health issues.
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HPEP150. Fitness Education
Students in this course will examine issues relating to the teaching of physical fitness in and outside of the public schools and will participate in a wide range of fitness activities. These issues include the definition of physical fitness, fitness related to stages of development, and assessment of physical fitness. The main focus of the course, however, will be on participation in fitness activities that are appropriate for use in educational and community setting. 1 credit.
HPEP201. Intro to Hlth Educ & Promotion
An introduction to the health education profession in the PK-12 school system and a variety of public health settings. Focuses on the role of a health education specialist and the Coordinated School Health Program in affecting positive changes in students and specific cultural populations by addressing health risk behaviors while examining effective assessment and teaching methodologies. Provides observation opportunities of health education in local schools and the surrounding community. 3 credits. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 > >>