Kathy Seymour 

I always love to learn new skills and to take on new challenges.  As a physical therapist, I always try to identify a person’s strengths and to help individuals achieve his or her personal best.  Through the study of science, nutrition, and fitness, we can improve our health and quality of life, honor God by taking care of the body he has given us, and we can better serve Him.   Although this will be my first experience teaching at a co-op, I have had the opportunity to teach classes in the community, been a guest lecturer at the high school and college level, and home school my own children.   I graduated from West Virginia University and have been a licensed, practicing physical therapist for over 25 years.  I recently started my own practice, Enhance Physical Therapy, that offers physical therapy services for children from infant to teens.  I have coached soccer for the James River Eagles Home School Foundation for the past 8 years and am the Kid’s Director at my church.  I am married and have two daughters in college, two sons in high school, three dogs, one cat, and three bunnies.  I enjoy hiking, camping, a variety of sports (watching and playing), movies, playing board games and cards, and traveling to new places.  One of my favorite Bible verses is Romans 12:2 and my prayer as I teach is that my students will grow closer in their relationship with Jesus and seek God’s will in their lives.   

Fitness and Nutrition

GRADE LEVEL: 9th-12th

Course Description: 

Class: Monday 12:30 - 1:30 P.M.


Students will learn about the importance of fitness and nutrition and how both can be incorporated into their daily routines.  Students will learn how to monitor basic vital signs, make a custom exercise plan, explore and try different types of exercise, learn the benefits of strengthening the musculoskeletal system and how to do this, experience fun fitness alternatives to working out,  learn about vitamins and minerals our body needs, how to create a healthy balanced diet, and identify warning signs and consequences of unhealthy lifestyles and nutrition. Students will discover what the Bible says about caring for our bodies and also how the Bible addresses our health. Projects completed outside of class and presented in class will be required.  Participants should come ready to participate in active exercise during classes and will have outside class work that requires exercise to do throughout the week. 


**Students should be generally in good health.  If there are any health restrictions or accommodations needed, please make instructor aware prior to starting this class.  Wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes to class.  A yoga/small exercise mat may be beneficial for some of the sessions.

Required materials/fees

Bible, NIV preferred

Copy Fee$20.00 due at first class by check made payable to Kathy Seymour

Minimum:  5 students  

Tuition: $55/month for 9 months