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It is pivotal that children be equipped with an early, sound foundation when it comes to health and wellness. Developing healthy patterns at a young age will lead to a more productive future. Let us further develop your passion for education and health so you can be a catalyst for the younger generation’s future success.
Our expert faculty will train you to develop programs for both physical activity and health curricula. You will participate in the classroom and gym of two local K-12 schools for in-person learning experiences with students of all ages. Student teaching opportunities will allow you to learn alongside professionals currently in the field. They will help you find the niche that fits you best. Whether you move on to teach, coach or continue with further studies, there is no degree that will prepare you better than this.
PE 1001 - PE 2001 not already taken
*Health and Physical Education Teaching majors who take PE 2012 in their freshman year have satisfied the competencies of PE 2001 and do not need to take PE 2001
All students majoring in health and physical education teaching must achieve a "C" or above in all department courses required for the health and physical education teaching major.
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With a top-tier university education on your resume, you’ll be in high demand, whether you choose to launch your career or begin graduate school. Most of our programs have a placement rate of at least 90 percent within six months of graduation.
Learn from award-winning, experienced faculty who actually care about you. Our small class sizes allow us to get to know you personally. We lead an approachable community within our respective programs. Our faculty connections are the experts on their subject matter, too.
A big city. An even bigger opportunity. We consider Nashville an extension of our classroom, and as a leading city in many industries, that means you’ll gain experience and insight you won’t find anywhere else.
Griffith began working at Lipscomb in the fall of 1980. During his time at Lipscomb, Griffith has served as department chair of the former Health and Physical Education Department, men's...Learn More
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
William Vantrease serves as an Assistant professor in the Kinesiology Department.Â He received his Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and Master's degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science both from Lipscomb...Learn More
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
David Bender joined the Lipscomb faculty in 2020 as an assistant professor in nutrition and kinesiology. In 2002, Bender enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served from 2003 to 2011...Learn More
Coaches teach amateur or professional athletes the skills they need to succeed at their sport. Scouts look for new players and evaluate their skills and likelihood for success at the college, amateur, or professional level. Many coaches also are involved in scouting.
Health educators teach people about behaviors that promote wellness. They develop and implement strategies to improve the health of individuals and communities. Community health workers collect data and discuss health concerns with members of specific populations or communities..
Instructional coordinators oversee school curriculums and teaching standards. They develop instructional material, coordinate its implementation with teachers and principals, and assess its effectiveness.