Health & Physical Education (PK–12)

Develop the necessary skills in becoming an effective coaches, fitness trainer, or health educator based in biblical truth.

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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 programs 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.

Why Health & PE at Cairn?

  • Earn a BS in Education and a BS in Bible for an additional 18 credits.
  • Join the Honors Program and dive deeper into a personal academic interest.
  • Complete classroom observations from the first semester.
  • Apply your classroom knowledge through weekly Kidsport, an on-campus PE class for kids.
  • Participate in HPEC, the University’s health and physical education club.
  • Explore education theory and methods courses in the freshman and sophomore years rather than later in the program.
  • Learn from professors with extensive backgrounds in classroom teaching and student teacher supervision.
  • Complete a Student Teaching assignments in multiple school settings related to your career goals (public or private, suburban or urban).

Career Paths

  • PE teacher
  • Health Teacher
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Coach