Richards, Laura

Health and Physical Education
Moore School of Education
MS in Physical Education, University of Tennessee 1981
BS in Physical Education, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro 1980


After completing a Master’s degree in Physical Education from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Mrs. Richards has held full-time teaching and coaching positions at Lees-McRae College, Salem College, and Greensboro College. She has also been an adjunct instructor at The University of North Carolina, Greensboro and High Point University. During her own college athletic experience, Mrs. Richards knew that working with college students was what God had called her to do, and she has portrayed that passion at CU. Her desire is for her students to grow in their understanding, love and service toward our Lord and to see her commitment to Christ by her words and actions. For many students in the Health and Physical Education degree program at Carolina University, they definitely appreciate her encouraging words, whether it is during class, in the gym, or during advising meetings. Mrs. Richards loves working with the students, faculty and staff at Carolina University.

Mrs. Richards also considers it a joy and privilege to teach Sunday school and Bible school at a multi-cultural church with a former Carolina University student. She has always enjoyed participating in sports and activities and continues to exercise on a regular basis. She believes that as Christians we are also called to honor God with our bodies. Mrs. Richards and her family live in Greensboro.

Courses Taught

Health Education courses (majors and non-majors)
Physical Education content courses
Observing Student Teachers and Coaching Practicums

College coaching experience in: basketball, volleyball, field hockey, cross-country and swimming


American Red Cross CPR Instructor
American Red Cross First Aid Instructor
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
North Carolina Teaching License in Health and Physical Education

Professional Memberships

North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport Management

Richards, Laura