The goal of The College at Brockport innovative physical education and sport academic major is to graduate students who are "physically educated." The Physical Education at The College at Brockport is constructed on the dual pillars of motor skill and physical fitness. Students learn the principles of acquiring skill and fitness, seek to improve their own levels of skill and fitness, and learn to appreciate the contributions skill and fitness bring to human development.
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The College at Brockport's Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education supports five professional Concentrations:
- Teacher Education-Curriculum is NCATE accredited. Exceeds NYS Education Department standards for preK-12 and coaching certifications.
- Adapted Physical Education- Involves additional coursework beyond the teacher education program, preparing graduates for work with students with disabilities in school settings.
- Athletic Training-Curriculum is CAATE accredited and includes supervised field experiences in the training room. Seniors are assigned a College athletic team to oversee
- Sport Management-Curriculum is supplemented by coursework options in business, communication, and other related fields. Students intern in areas of personal interest. Previous students have interned with the Buffalo Bills, the New York Islanders, and many other professional sport teams.
- Exercise Physiology-Prepares students for fitness-related careers and/or graduate study in the exercise sciences. Students may seek certification from the American College of Sports Medicine or the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
At The College at Brockport, you find exceptional Faculty & Award-winning scholars. The physical education and sport faculty count among its ranks more than 20 full-time instructors, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognized as experts in their field, 90% of whom hold doctoral degrees. The Department also includes 11 full-time staff members with academic rank (instructor/assistant/associate/professor) or professional qualifications. All faculty belong to one or multiple professional associations including but limited to - American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, National Athletic Training Association and many others.
In terms of facilities, the Tuttle Athletic Complex houses six gymnasia, exercise physiology and biomechanics laboratory, a large multipurpose room, an ice arena, handball/racquetball courts, a wrestling room, a gymnastics venue, two fitness facilities, a 50-meter swimming pool, an athletic training room, classrooms, and faculty offices. The external facilities are also impressive, with a Project Adventure ropes course; manicured softball and baseball diamonds; playing fields for football, field hockey, soccer and lacrosse; and green spaces that support many other games and activities, as well as lighted tennis courts.