Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Health and Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Education (BSED) - Concentration in Physical Activity and Fitness Management - Liberal Studies

The Physical Education - Physical Activity and Fitness Management track will prepare professionals to plan, implement, and evaluate physical activity programs outside of the school environment. The physical activity and fitness management track has intellectual value in academia while addressing emerging regional and national employment trends, student interests and preferences, and community need. The uniqueness of this track centers around a personnel preparation core combined with students preferred choice of two of five well-established and emerging specialty areas.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Instructional Excellence: Develop Physical Activity and Fitness Managers who educate and empower individuals to lead active healthy lifestyles.
  • Physical Health and Wellness Competency: Develop Physical Activity and Fitness Managers who prepare individuals for an active lifestyle through purposeful movement and healthy nutrition.
  • Social, Emotional and Cognitive Wellness: Develop Physical Activity and Fitness Managers who prepare individuals with strategies to improve cognition, manage stress and positively interact with others.
  • Physical Activity Management in Community and Commercial Settings: Prepare Physical Activity and Fitness Managers to coordinate and lead comprehensive wellness programs that promote health literacy and physical activity in Community and Commercial Settings.
  • Professional Advocate and Leader: Develop professionals who model and value health and advocate for quality health and wellness in schools and communities.

Related Links

Health and Physical Education - Physical Activity and Fitness Management, BSED Program Page

Physical and Health Education Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Major GPA: 2.8 or higher
Overall GPA: 2.5 or higher

Summary*

Liberal Studies Requirements45-46
Other Basic Requirements0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major/Concentration Requirements60
Electives15

* All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits.  Some courses meet multiple requirements, but are only counted once toward the 120 credit total required to graduate.

Liberal Studies Requirements

See Liberal Studies Guide for Goal and Enrichment choices

Goal Course Requirements
Basic Requirements
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
COMM 200Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice3
The Arts
Goal3
Global Community
Goal - Non-US3
Goal - Non-US3
Goal - US3
Human Institutions/Interpersonal Relationships
Goal3
Science, Technology & Math
Goal - Sci3
Goal - Sci3
Lab - Sci0-1
Goal –Math3
Challenges of the Modern Age
Goal3
Subtotal36-37
Enrichment Course Requirements
Select one course from three of the following Enrichment areas:9
Subtotal9
Total Hours45-46

Basic Math Requirement

Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.

Complete one of the following:0-3
Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR
Beginning Algebra
Total Hours0-3

Computer Competency

Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following:0-3
Pass Computer Competency Exam OR
Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution:
Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts
Computer Concepts
Introduction to Computing and Programming
Technology for Wellness
Total Hours0-3

Major/Concentration Requirements

  • 30 major credits must be taken at SRU or PASSHE
  • 30 major credits must be taken at the 300 level or above
Required Core Courses
PE 131Foundations of Leadership in Physical Activity 13
PE 202Technology for Wellness 13
PE 231Strategies for Teaching Physical Activity 13
PE 331Evidence-Based Physical Activity 13
PE 332Administration and Management of Physical Activity 13
PE 450Internship 16
PE 473Professionalism, Advocacy and Leadership in Physical Activity 13
Subtotal24
Fitness/Health Courses
PE 242Physical Health and Fitness Education 13
PE 268Contemporary Topics in Health 13
PE 335Science of the Mind-Body Connection 13
PE 360Anatomical and Physiological Basis of Physical Activity/Lab 13
Subtotal12
Blocks
Select two of the following blocks A, B, C, D or E24
Block A: Adapted Physical Activity
Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity 1
Adapted Physical Activity and Health Through the Lifespan 1
Program Design in Adapted Physical Activity 1
Select 3 credits from the following:
Adapted Aquatics 1
Disability Sport in the 21st Century: A Global Perspective 1
Block B: Aquatics
Aquatic Fundamentals (Required) 1
Aquatic Leadership (Required) 1
Water Safety Instruction 1
Select 4 credits from the following:
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding 1
Basic Canoeing 1
Introduction to Kayaking 1
Emergency Medical Response 1
Adapted Aquatics 1
Lifeguarding 1
Teaching and Coaching of Water Polo 1
Skin and Scuba Diving 1
Lifeguarding Instructor 1
Block C: Outdoor Adventure Fitness
Outdoor Pursuits 1
Applied Methodologies in Adventure 1
Select 6 credits from the following:
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding 1
Bicycling 1
Introduction to Rock Climbing 1
Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing 1
Introduction to Kayaking 1
Enhancing Fitness through Running and Walking 1
Skate-Based Action Sports 1
Skin and Scuba Diving 1
Block D: Coaching Education
Psychological and Sociological Bases of Sport (Required) 1
Conditioning for Athletic Performance (Required) 1
Philosophy and Psychology of Coaching (Required) 1
Select 3 credits of the following:
Teaching and Coaching of Track & Field 1
Emergency Medical Response 1
Applied Principles of Exercise 1
Disability Sport in the 21st Century: A Global Perspective 1
Sports Officiating 1
Teaching and Leading Group Exercise 1
Net/Wall Activities and Games 1
Lifetime/Leisure Activities and Games 1
Teaching and Leading of Strength and Resistance Training
Nutrition for Physical Activity, Exercise, and Health
Block E: Fitness
Applied Principles of Exercise 1
Nutrition for Physical Activity, Exercise, and Health
Select 6 credits of the following:
Teaching and Leading Group Exercise 1
Teaching and Leading of Strength and Resistance Training
Fitness Management 1
Subtotal24
Total Hours60

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Health and Physical Education BSED (1158)
Concentration in Physical Activity & Fitness Management (PAFM)
This program is effective as of Spring 2020.
Revised 08.12.20
UCC 02.18.20