When you major in WCU’s Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) Degree Program in Health and Physical Education, you’ll join a program that has been historically recognized for its outstanding professional preparation of physical educators in North Carolina. The Health and Physical Education Program’s goals are aligned with the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium standards and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education standards for Beginning Teachers.
Our highly qualified faculty have years of public school teaching and higher education experience. They bring passion and enthusiasm to their teaching and develop close, professional relationships with their students that often carry beyond the classroom and their years at Western Carolina. You’ll get the personal attention you need at each stage of your professional development.
Our major isn’t just about coursework. Our engaged students participate in clubs and activities, attend conferences, and enthusiastically volunteer in our region.
The Health and Physical Education Majors Club's community-related efforts build team skills and relationships as well as résumés. The Club has social events and actively raises funds so that every major can attend the North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (NCAAHPERD) annual convention, an excellent place to make contacts for future employment and continue professional development.
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For additional information on our degree programs or for specific questions, please contact the Undergraduate Health and Physical Education Coordinator.