Health & Physical Education (K-12)
The Health and Physical Education major leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in North Carolina licensure is designed to prepare teachers who are qualified to conduct quality health and physical education programs in K-12 school settings. In addition to coursework health and physical education majors participate in a number of practicum and field experiences culminating in a full semester of student teaching during the senior year.
The teacher education program at Pfeiffer University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and approved by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) to offer a program for licensure in health and physical education. All courses meet and satisfy competencies and guidelines established by NCDPI.
Basic Physical Education Program All students may participate in Pfeiffer’s Basic Physical Education program, which consists of 14 activity courses. These are available for personal enrichment, as well as to fulfill the activity requirements of the General Education curriculum. The activity courses are graded on a “Pass/Not Pass” basis. Physical Education activity courses may not be repeated to fulfill major requirements (except HPED 115).