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Physical Education & Health

The Health and Human Performance Program contributes to the quality of life of Ferrum College students and the surrounding community through creation and dissemination of knowledge, training of educators and other professionals, and service to the community. The Health and Human Performance Program provides opportunities for students to pursue learning in diverse educational settings as well as challenges students to be caring and concerned citizens. The goals of the Health and Human Performance Program are to encourage scholarly activity appropriate to each discipline, promote collaboration with others, and to encourage service and outreach. The program is responsible for preparing students by developing and applying knowledge specific to each area of specialization, resulting in empowered students that personally value and invest in lifelong physical activity as a foundation for a healthy, productive and fulfilling life. This program’s intention is to educate students and the public in the science and benefits of health, physical activity, sports, lifetime activities, and healthy lifestyles.

Coursework in Health & Human Performance

The curriculum incorporates a variety of topics to prepare students for opportunities in the field of Physical Education & Health, and includes courses such as:

  • Human Nutrition
  • Emergency Response
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Personal and Family Health
  • Motor Learning


Related Clubs

There are over 50 clubs and organizations available to students at Ferrum College. These are specifically related to Physical Education & Health:

  • Student Virginia Education Association
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Physical Activity Club


Experiential & Hands-on Learning Opportunities

  • Ferrum College believes in hands-on learning in tandem with classroom and textbook studies. Here’s how:
  • Internships: Students are strongly urged to explore career opportunities and to establish mentors through an internship.
  • NCAA Division III Sports

 

Health & Human Performance Faculty

Shannon Hardwicke
Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance
Program Coordinator of Health and Human Performance
Ph.D., Radford University
(540) 365-4385

shardwicke@ferrum.edu | View Profile

Leslie T. Lambert
Professor of Health and Human Performance
B.S. Averett College
M.A., University of Georgia
Ph.D., University of Georgia
(540) 365 4387
llambert@ferrum.edu

 

 

Find Out More

Contact Dr. Shannon Hardwicke at shardwicke@ferrum.edu

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