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The Departmental Major

  • The student will demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge and skill in at least one sport or physical activity.
  • The student will demonstrate an acceptable level of health-related fitness.
  • The student will explain and apply the anatomical and physiological principles of human movement in exercise and sport settings.
  • The student will demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of the body in human performance.
  • The student will understand the principles of physical fitness development and maintenance as well as the body's systemic responses to physical activity.
  • The student will develop an understanding of those factors instrumental in influencing acquisition and performance of motor skills.
  • The student will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the value and significance of physical activity for human development, human interactions, and quality of life.

P-12 Teacher Education

  • The students will demonstrate an understanding and ability to apply pedagogical content knowledge to preschool/high school age children with and without special needs in physical education.
  • The students will demonstrate competence in performing a variety of skill-related behaviors.
  • The students will demonstrate professional development behaviors.
  • Adapted Physical Education

  • The student will understand the effects of disabilities on children’s psychomotor, cognitive, and affective development.
  • The student will understand and know appropriate assessment tools to use with a variety of ages and disabling conditions.
  • The student will understand and know how to write Individual Education Plans.
  • The student will know how to develop physical education activities for children with disabilities in segregated or inclusive classes.
  • The student will know and understand how to work as a collaborative team for children with disabilities.
  • The student will know specific sports and recreational organizations at the local, state, national, and international levels for different disabilities.

Exercise Physiology

  • The student will use the physiological principles of acute and chronic responses to exercise in order to interpret, explain, and apply to sport the data collected in an exercise physiology laboratory setting.
  • The student will understand the theoretical basis and demonstrate the technical skills necessary to properly utilize standard exercise physiology equipment.
  • The student will understand the physiological principles and application of information to the field of cardiac rehabilitation.
  • The student will be prepared for certification by The American College of Sports Medicine and/or The National Strength and Conditioning Association, as well as employment in clinics, fitness corporations, industrial settings, sport research centers, and/or entry into graduate school.

Athletic Training

  • The student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of injury prevention, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.
  • The student will be able to demonstrate the ability to provide high-level athletic training services in their clinical assignments.
  • The student will able to demonstrate proficiency in each of the Competencies in Athletic Training.
  • The student will successfully complete the National Athletic Trainer’s Association Certification Exam.

Sport Management

  • The student will be able to identify, explain, and apply appropriate principles of marketing, promotion, and fundraising in creating and planning a specific fundraising/promotion project for a sport management organization.
  • The student will demonstrate an understanding of administrative practices in sport management.
  • The student will be able to identify, explain, and apply appropriate principles of problem solving (prevention) for one or more problems, challenges, and difficulties associated with a specific sport management entity (organization).
  • The student will be able to demonstrate a body of knowledge and awareness of sport management knowledge and practices indicative of one who is competent to enter the workforce within the business of sport.

Coaching Minor

  • The student will be able to make appropriate decisions relative to legal liability in coaching situations and circumstances.
  • The student will be able to provide a safe learning environment for their athletes in the practicum/internship (full time, entire length of a high school or junior high sport season).
  • The student will demonstrate knowledge of strategies, tactics, and conditioning activities, appropriate for the age and skill level of their athletes.
  • The student will successfully complete a field experience or coaching practicum (i.e., practice coaching) in at least one sport.

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Last Updated 8/13/18

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