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Appalachian offers physical education program for home schooled children

BOONE—The physical education program at Appalachian State University will offer its Home School Physical Education Program for the 2013-14 academic year.

Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 1:50 p.m. in Varsity Gym on campus. The cost is $30 per student for the full academic year and includes a T-shirt. The program is open to youth ages 5-12. Classes begin on Tuesday, Sept 10. Registration deadline is 5 p.m., Oct. 31.

Registration forms and additional information are online at For more information, call Dr. Ben Sibley at 828-262-6300.

Appalachian’s Home School PE Program is a part of the university’s physical education teacher education (PETE) program. It is overseen by Dr. Heather Green. Green is a licensed K-12 physical education teacher and a professor at Appalachian. She has many years of experience working with children in both academic and recreational settings.

Classes are taught by junior-level physical education majors in conjunction with a university course in elementary physical education teaching methods. All lesson planning and instruction is supervised by Sibley. Classes are offered at three developmental levels: Cadets (5-6 years), Juniors (7-8 years) and Seniors (9+ years). Class placement is based on both age and developmental level.