Health and Physical Education
The Health and Physical Education program offers a comprehensive curriculum that prepares students to become effective educators in a variety of settings. From teaching in schools to working in community health organizations, professionals in this field play a crucial role in shaping the physical well-being of individuals and communities.
Exceptional Field Opportunities
Health and Physical Education students complete field experiences in PK-12 schools during freshman year and are expected to engage in practical teaching experiences each semester in which they plan and implement their own lessons related to courses in which they are enrolled. Other opportunities are provided for majors to gain practical teaching experiences with PK-12 students with and without disabilities. These early clinical teaching experiences and observation opportunities in schools provide an early comfort level for students to develop and grow during their program at LHU so that they are ready to teach upon graduation.
The Bachelor of Science in Education in Health and Physical Education at LHU provides students with a Professional Semester of blocked classes during the fall semester of senior year just prior to Student Teaching. These blocked courses include subject-specific “methods” courses related to both Health Education and Physical Education with practical field experiences with PK-12 students as well as courses focusing on curriculum, assessment, and managing students.
Beginning in your sophomore year, you will participate in a variety of experiences. Over the course of four years, you will spend 60 semester hours in public schools and other career-related environments. Education majors complete two student teaching placements during their senior year. You are also encouraged to student teach abroad at any of our partner universities.