Physical Education Activity Courses

Our outstanding faculty and wide range of challenging and interesting courses are just two of the reasons why Appalachian State’s Physical Education Program is one of the best in the nation. More than 120 courses are offered each semester in over 30 activity areas. Over 90% of students take a physical education course during their time at Appalachian and about 4,000 participants enroll in PE courses each year.

The Physical Education Basic Instruction Program (PE BIP) offers a wide variety of activity based courses that meet the Core and General Education curriculum wellness requirements, thus providing opportunities for students to assess personal and family health history, develop a personal wellness plan, develop the skills necessary to maintain and/or improve wellness, identify potential barriers to wellness and develop a plan to overcome those barriers, and identify social and cultural influences that impact health on both a personal and global scale.

PE BIP courses are based on current guidelines for appropriate practice in college/university physical activity instruction programs outlined by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). Courses reflect the following premises: education as the central mission; emphasis on motor skill acquisition and health related physical activity; curriculum and instructional practices that reflect sensitivity to individual students and societal needs; and the promotion of values consistent with safe, lifelong participation in health enhancing physical activity.

The PE BIP is dedicated to enhancing student wellness through activity based learning experiences, and is committed to developing physically literate individuals. A physically literate individual has learned the skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities, participates regularly in physical activity, is physically fit, knows the implications of and the benefits of physical activities, and values physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle.

The ASU Physical Education Program adheres to the NASPE Appropriate Instructional Practice Guidelines for Higher Education Physical Activity Programs.

Edgar Peck
Director of Physical Education Basic Instruction Program (PE  BIP)
016 Holmes Convocation Center


Health and Exercise Science

We are in the process of dividing the HLES department into two new departments:

  • Health and Exercise Science
  • Recreation Management and Physical Education

Visit our new Health and Exercise Science website if you are looking for information on the following degrees:

  • Athleltic Training
  • Exercise Science
  • Health Promotion
  • Graduate Program

Browse this website for information on the following degrees:

  • Recreation Management
  • Physical Edcuation
QEP Global Learning

Visit the official website of the Appalachian State University College of Health Sciences


George Holmes CC
Appalachian State University
PO Box 32071
Boone, NC 28608

Interim Chair: Dr. Travis Triplett
Phone: 828-262-7148
Fax: 828-262-3138

Janet Moretz, Admin Sec: 3149
Brandy Cornett, Off Asst: 3139
Magdalena Anoufriev: 3141
Joshua Reese: 3048

Visit the offical website of the Appalachian State University North Carolina Research Campus.