Appalachian State Offers Physical Education Classes for Homeschoolers

home_school_pe_300We have news on an incredible opportunity for the home school community in the High Country. Home school students in the area are invited to participate in physical education activities being offered by the PE Program in Appalachian State University’s Beaver College of Health Sciences.

The 2015-2016 classes will begin Sept. 8, and will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 1 to 1:50 p.m. The program is for children ages 5-12. The cost is $30 per child for the year and includes a T-shirt.

The ASU Home School PE Program is a part of the university’s physical education teacher education (PETE) program. It is overseen by Dr. Benjamin Sibley. Sibley is a licensed K-12 physical education teacher and an associate professor in the PETE program. He has many years of experience working with children in both academic and recreational settings.

Classes are taught by junior-level physical education majors in the PETE program in conjunction with a university course in elementary physical education teaching methods.

The innovative SPARK physical education curriculum is used in the PE program. The SPARK curriculum improves students’ motor skills, improves students’ fitness, and is enjoyable for students. This year, there is a new curriculum for the oldest group. This new fitness curriculum will be based on CrossFit Kids methodology.

For more information and to find out how to register, visit or contact Sibley at 828-262-6300 or