Physical education department to offer spring classes to area homeschoolers

FOR RELEASE
2012-01-24
HUNTINGTON, Ind.— Huntington University’s physical education students will again offer a homeschool P.E. 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. 
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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Ashley C. Smith
Associate Director for Media Relations
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Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
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