Undergraduate Catalog 2011-13
Physical Education & Human Performance
D. V. Harackiewicz, Chair, Kaiser 01804; J. Bishop, A. B. Capitao, C. Ciotto, C. J. Fellows, K. Kostelis, T. J. McCarthy, J. Melnyk, P. Morano, V. S. Morley, K. B. Pirog, J. Sawyer, S. H. Smith, M. Voight, S. Walsh (Dept. phone: 860-832-2155)
The Department of Physical Education and Human Performance offers an undergraduate major in physical education for teacher certification, as well as an option in exercise science and health promotion (not for teacher certification), and a major in athletic training (not for teacher certification). The exercise science and health promotion program is in the process of applying to the Department of Higher Education to be recognized as its own major.
The physical education teacher preparation program prepares future teachers for public and private schools in the state of Connecticut. Those students who successfully complete the program are eligible for certification in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 physical education. The program is accredited by the National Association for Sport & Physical Education (NASPE), an association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD).
Exercise Science and Health Promotion
This program option, which is not for teacher certification, prepares students for employment at fitness/wellness centers in corporate, non-profit, clinical, and sports settings. Students are given the necessary cognitive and practical experiences for pursuing certification by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Exercise prescription and implementing individualized fitness programs are emphasized.
The Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
The National Strength and Conditioning Association has recognized the exercise science program for successfully meeting established educational program criteria in strength and conditioning.
This program, which is not for teacher certification, prepares students for employment as certified athletic trainers in schools, colleges/universities, professional sports, and sports medicine settings. Students in this program are given the necessary cognitive and psychomotor skills required for certification by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification (BOC). The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).
Major in Physical Education, BSEd
Major in Physical Education: Exercise Science and Health Promotion, BS (not certifiable for teaching)
Major in Athletic Training, BS (not certifiable for teaching)
Minor in Gerontology
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