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    William Carey University
   
    Jun 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation


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The purpose of the department is to provide individuals seeking a degree with the knowledge necessary to educate others about wellness for life. It is also the aim of the department to give physical education majors, minors, and coaches a clear understanding of procedures, methods, techniques, and materials for effective, competent teaching and coaching.

Students interested in pursuing a degree in teacher education should refer to the Teacher Education Program Requirements  for program admission, progression, and graduation requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program of study, graduates will be able to:

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, B.S.*

  • create and implement a plan for reaching health-enhancing fitness goals;
  • demonstrate knowledge of effectively consuming health-enhancing products;
  • demonstrate knowledge of indoor/outdoor recreation skills and programming;
  • demonstrate the characteristics of a physically-literate individual;
  • demonstrate and apply in practical situations knowledge about physical education/fitness programs and professions and demonstrate characteristics of a physically-literate individual;
  • demonstrate knowledge of sport programs and professions and demonstrate knowledge of scouting techniques, organizing practice sessions for football, basketball, and baseball as required in the coaching profession;
  • demonstrate practical knowledge of coaching skills: practice planning, specific positions, conditioning, injuries, and strategies; and
  • exhibit theoretical and practical knowledge of human anatomy, motor development, and kinesthesia.

Physical Education (K-12 Licensure), B.S.*

  • demonstrate the skills necessary for individual and group motivation and behavior to build an active learning environment;
  • demonstrate classroom management strategies that encourage positive social interaction, active learning, and self-motivation;
  • exhibit effective professional dispositions required to build a safe, growing learning environment in which all students can learn;
  • demonstrate how students differ in their learning styles and create instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners;
  • demonstrate a variety of curriculum planning skills to plan an integrated unit of study (objectives, procedures, assessment, and differentiated instruction);
  • demonstrate and apply, in practical situations, knowledge about physical education/fitness programs and professions and demonstrate characteristics of a physically-literate individual;
  • exhibit theoretical and practical knowledge of human anatomy, motor development, and kinesthesia;
  • demonstrate content knowledge and performance skills across content pedagogy courses and assessment tests in preparation for the final field experience; and
  • demonstrate pedagogical knowledge and application skills in learning and teaching.

Physical Education (Non-Licensure), B.S.*

  • create and implement a plan for reaching health-enhancing fitness goals;
  • demonstrate knowledge of effectively consuming health-enhancing products;
  • demonstrate the characteristics of a physically-literate individual;
  • demonstrate knowledge of sport programs and professions and demonstrate knowledge of scouting techniques, organizing practice sessions for football, basketball, and baseball as required in the coaching profession;
  • demonstrate practical knowledge of coaching skills: practice planning, specific positions, conditioning, injuries, and strategies; and
  • exhibit theoretical and practical knowledge of human anatomy, motor development, and kinesthesia.

* Each program of study is also available as a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.). Students interested in pursuing a B.A. should discuss this option and degree requirements with the program director.

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