When you take a Health or Physical Education course online at Sterling Academy, it allows you to work independently (self-paced) and it can match your learning style, combined with the flexibility of time to achieve appropriate physical education learning tasks and course requirements. Often students struggle in traditional school in Health and PE for a variety of reasons, including being put into activities that don’t interest them, having to participate in situations not appropriate for their skill level, and having a strict schedule that students are not comfortable with. If traditional Health and PE classes don’t work for you, Sterling Academy’s courses might just be the perfect solution.
At Sterling Academy, students will use 21st century technology skills that they will need later in their academic careers. They will be able to choose physical activities that are appropriate to their individual skill and interest level. Since courses are all online, students will be able to create and choose their own exercise schedule, and always have a teacher available to provide personal “one on one” assistance along the way.
Along with the physical part of the class, Sterling Academy’s Health and PE courses also teach appropriate ways to get and stay healthy, proper and safe ways to exercise, and promote lifelong healthy living. Students will take away skills and knowledge that they will use for the rest of their lives.
Health & PE Teacher
Andrew Winegarden graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Education and holds certifications in Health, Physical Education, and Social Sciences. Since then, Mr. Winegarden has been a teacher for 20 years at the middle school and high school level, teaching a variety of courses, in traditional and virtual school settings. Mr. Winegarden is currently working towards his Master’s degree in Online Learning Administration at American College of Education.
He has also had the pleasure of coaching football, soccer, golf, and baseball, and has served as a school Athletic Director for 3 years.
Mr. Winegarden currently resides in beautiful Saint Augustine, Florida with his wife and 17-year-old daughter. For fun he enjoys playing golf, cooking, traveling, and spending time with his family.