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HU to offer PE classes to homeschoolers

Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Huntington University’s physical education students will again offer a homeschool physical education program for children ages 3 through fifth grade this spring.

Children will be placed into one of four developmental levels: preschool (ages 3 and 4), grades K-1, grades 2-3 and grades 4-5. The nine class sessions will be offered from March to May. Class time is from 1:15 to 2 p.m. in the fieldhouse of the university’s Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Complex. The dates for the sessions are March 1, 8, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26 and May 3.

This service is available to all area homeschooled children in preschool and elementary grades, including students from Huntington and surrounding counties. All families not attending the fall semester program are asked to come 15 minutes early on March 1 to register. Returning students need not re-register. The class is free to all participants.

In light of the new state teacher education licensing requirements, the preschool class is new to the homeschool physical education program. This class will be available to children ages 3 and 4, however, one adult must participate with the child.

Huntington University students conducting the elementary physical education class are either physical education majors or elementary education majors. Curriculum development and supervision of the classes are provided by Dr. Jody Davenport, assistant professor of physical education. For more information, contact Davenport at jdavenport@huntington.edu or (260) 359-4214.