Health & Physical Education (PK–12) BS
Develop the necessary skills in becoming an effective coach, fitness trainer, or health educator based in biblical truth.
Why Health & PE?
A degree in Health and Physical education provides the student with numerous opportunities to be involved in the fields of health, fitness, athletics and education. Understanding the human body as it relates to living balanced and healthy lives is a starting point for personal wellness. After studying how to communicate this material to students of all ages, you will be empowered to impact the next generations to live healthy and productive lives while striving to glorify God in all that you do. Certification for this program includes PA State Health & PE PK–12 Instructional I as well as Association of Christian Schools International K–12; certification in Special Education PK–12 and/or TESOL PK–12 may be added onto this program.
Health & PE at Cairn
Get an inside look at our Health & Physical Education (PK–12) Program
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Required Credits: 120
- HPE 322 The School Health Program
- HPE 341 Teaching HPE in Elem Sch
- HPE 331 Principles of Coaching
- HPE 431 Kinesiology/Biomechanics
- HPE 432 Physiology of Exercise
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An Affordable Education
While the cost of a Cairn University education is competitive with similar institutions, we realize you may need financial assistance to take this journey. You are not alone. 97% of our full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance.
Meet Our Faculty
Professor Gregg Fanus teaches courses in health, physical education, and teaching methods and pedagogy.
In addition to teaching, Professor Fanus serves as the Associate Director of Athletics. He is also the faculty advisor for Cairn Force (Cairn’s Ultimate Disc club) & HPEC (Cairn’s Future Professionals in Health and Physical Education club). He has also served as advisor for the Health and Physical Education Program.
Prior to teaching at Cairn, Professor Fanus worked for 9 years as a health and physical education teacher at every level K-12, including 6 years of teaching adaptive physical education and physical education for autistic and emotional support classes. He has also coached tennis, basketball, soccer, and lacrosse for middle and high schoolers.