Physical Education is not just "gym class." At Young Harris College, Physical Education is a process that aims to enhance total human development and performance through the development of knowledge, attitudes, motor skills, self-management skills and confidence needed to adopt and maintain physically active and healthy lifestyles.
Physical Education courses are often taken by students pursuing a bachelor's degree in outdoor leadership, but are also recommended to all students interested in maintaining and developing healthy habits while meeting other students with similar interests and objectives.
For more information on general physical health and education, visit these resources:
- American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance: AAHPERD’s mission is to promote and support leadership, research, education and best practices in the professions that support creative, healthy and active lifestyles.
- Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance: A non-profit organization for professionals and students in related fields of health, physical education, recreation and dance. GAHPERD is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Georgians by supporting and promoting effective educational practices, quality curriculum, instruction and assessment in the areas of health, physical education, recreation, dance and related fields.
- National Association of Kinesiology & Physical Education in HIgher Education: NAKPEHE is an organization for professionals in higher education. Its purpose is to foster leadership in teaching, administration, policy preparation for the professions and scholarship.
- National Association for Sport and Physical Education: The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) is the non-profit professional membership association that sets the standard for best practices in quality physical education and sport.