Home School PE

The Appalachian State University Physical Education Program is pleased to continue our commitment to a Home School Physical Education Program for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Program Details:

PE Instruction Days:

Fall -September 12-November 16 (No program 10/17)

Spring February 6 - April 18 (No program on 3/12 & 3/14) 

PE Class Meeting Time:Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Location:Varsity Gym on App State Campus (see campus map)
Fee: $ 30 per child for the full academic year (includes t-shirt)
Ages:5-12 years (must turn 5 by September 12, 2023)

Program Structure: 

The App State Home School PE Program is a part of the App State Health and Physical Education (HPE) Program.  Dr. Brooke Towner will oversee the program.  Dr. Towner is an assistant professor in the App State HPE program, is a Certified Physical Education Teacher, and has physical education experience in both public school and recreational settings.

Classes are taught by junior-level physical education majors in Appalachian's PETE program in conjunction with a university course in elementary physical education teaching methods. All lesson planning and instruction is supervised by Dr. Towner. We offer classes at three developmental levels: Cadets (5-6 years), Juniors (7-8 years), and Seniors (9+ years). These age cut-points are approximate – class placement is based on both age and developmental level.

We use the innovative SPARK physical education curriculum in our PE program. The SPARK curriculum has been shown to improve students’ motor skills, to improve students’ fitness, and to be enjoyable for students in a variety of research studies. For more information on the SPARK curriculum, check out their website athttp://www.sparkpe.org


Parents are welcome to attend class in any format as often as they wish. During face-to-face meetings, parking is available in the Appalachian parking deck on Rivers Street. 


On the website, you will find a link to the registration form and the program packet. The packet includes a program schedule, program policies, and procedures, and other general information. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Dr. Brooke Towner at 828-262-8558 or townerbc@appstate.edu.