There are opportunities for those who wish to major in Recreation and Coaching, but do not wish to become teachers in a public and private school setting. All classes are offered by experienced faculty, both in the teacher certification field and in the general physical education curriculum.
Students will accomplish the following objectives:
- Plan and implement a variety of instructional techniques to enhance learning and engagement in physical activity settings.
- Demonstrate mastery of the necessary knowledge related to health and physical education.
- Use technology to enhance learning and personal and professional productivity.
- Build professional relations with colleagues throughout the community.
- Engage in professional development and demonstrate ethical conduct in working with all constituencies.
Courses & Requirements
Credits: 121 semester hours
The program of study is designed with an emphasis on recreational activities and coaching experiences. A 12-credit hour internship is required and will place the student in a working environment where he or she will be mentored and observed by professionals working in the field. Successful completion of the internship is required for the degree completion and graduation. Specific courses will require Field Experience hours outside of the regular classroom to give the student real-life experience prior to the final semester internship course.
Program Facilities and Features
Health and Physical Education is located in the Sports Center adjacent to the 10-court tennis complex and general parking lot. The fully equipped Sports Center features four classrooms, a fitness center, a human performance lab, athletic training facilities, locker rooms, a jogging track, offices and the Alumni Arena (seating 3000). The varsity baseball field, varsity softball field and intramural and recreation fields are located next to the Sports Center.
The department also uses the Aquatic and Recreation Center for aerobic, dance and team sports classes.