My experience

At Wingate, the chemistry professors do more than simply teach students; they mentor you and invest their time and energy to make your undergraduate experience personal and invaluable. My relationships with my professors allowed me to succeed academically and discover my passion for research. Wingate’s chemistry faculty aid in student learning by always answering questions and encouraging students to think critically. The chemistry research class gives all chemistry students the opportunity to conduct a research project with the guidance of a faculty member. This gives students a glimpse into what being a chemist is really like. In addition to research, my professors supported my educational growth by helping me obtain outside internships and applying to graduate school. Without the chemistry department’s personal attention to each student, I would not be where I am today.”

Caroline Rumley, Class of 2020, recipient of the Frederick N. Andrews Fellowship at Purdue University, where she is pursuing her Ph.D.  

Health and Physical Education Grades K-12

School of Sport Sciences

ABOUT HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION GRADES K-12

Our courses take you beyond theory and into the classroom and onto the playing field. Your coursework prepares you to:

  • Acquire scientific and theoretical concepts to teach physical education
  • Teach fundamental motor skills
  • Teach nutrition and how to prevent obesity
  • Develop skills and competencies in multiple sport and leisure activities

And you get to share your excitement with K-12 students. A 15-week internship lets you work with elementary and either middle or high school students.

From the first day, you engage in active learning. Classes are filled with peer teaching opportunities and hands-on assignments, such as designing exercises. Classwork prepares you to address human sexuality in a public school class. You’ll be capable of helping youngsters gain an appreciation for healthy eating too.

Health and Physical Education Accreditation

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Our program is a double major leading to a BS degree.

Health and Physical Education Four Year Plan

After you complete 45 credit hours, you officially apply to the Health and Physical Education Teacher Education Program

You conclude with a full semester of student teaching. You get experience in elementary, middle and high schools, qualifying you to teach any age from K-12.