Physical education department to offer classes to area homeschoolers

FOR RELEASE
2011-09-19
HUNTINGTON, Ind.— Huntington University’s physical education students are offering a homeschool P.E. program for children ages 3 through 5th grade this fall.

Children will be split 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 September to December. Class time is from 2:15 to 3 p.m. in the fieldhouse of the university’s Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Complex. The dates for the sessions are Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27, Nov. 3 and 17 and Dec. 1 and 8.

This service is available to all area homeschooled children in preschool and elementary grades, including students from Huntington and surrounding counties. All families are asked to come a few minutes early on Sept. 29 to complete the registration forms.

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.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
260.359.4129
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
260.359.4284