The Pennsylvania Department of Education has approved a new health and physical education major for K-12 within Wilson’s education curriculum. Students can now declare and pursue the new major. They will be on a path toward a Bachelor of Arts degree that will prepare them to teach health and/or P.E. in Pennsylvania’s public and private schools, according to the program proposal.
This program will differentiate Wilson from a number of other area institutions – including Shippensburg University, Penn State Mont Alto and Juniata, Lebanon Valley, Elizabethtown and Messiah colleges – which do not offer such a program.
Wilson Athletic Director Lori Frey will serve as the primary adviser for those majoring in health and P.E., while Lynn Newman, associate professor of education, will serve as a secondary adviser for all elements related to education and certification.