The Physical Education program at Glen Arden follows the guidelines of the Healthful Living Education Program of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Kindergarten through fifth grade participates in 45 minute classes once a week. Games, sports, gymnastics, and dance are taught to students with emphasis on fundamentals of movement and safety. Students are encouraged to continue activity outside of classes. A physical fitness test is administered yearly. Special attention is given to the avoidance of harmful substances, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle.