Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

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

If you are a Liberal Studies student, please click here for your Curriculum Guide.

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

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

Summary*

Rock Studies Requirements42
Other Basic Requirements0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major/Concentration Requirements60
Electives18

* 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.

Rock Studies Requirements

The Rock
SUBJ 139University Seminar 13
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
MATH 117Quantitative Reasoning3
Select one of the following:3
Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice
Ethics and Civil Discourse
Civil Discourse and Democracy
Subtotal15
Integrated Inquiry
Creative and Aesthetic Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Humanities Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Social Science Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Natural Sciences Inquiry
SCI 101Science of Life3
Physical Sciences Inquiry
SCI 102Understanding the Physical World3
Subtotal15
Thematic Thread
Select 12 Credits 212
Total Hours42

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 three credits from the following:
Adapted Aquatics
Disability Sport in the 21st Century: A Global Perspective
Block B: Aquatics
Aquatic Fundamentals (Required) 1
Aquatic Leadership (Required) 1
Water Safety Instruction 1
Select four 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 six 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 three 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 six credits from the following:
Teaching and Leading Group Exercise 1
Teaching and Leading of Strength and Resistance Training
Fitness Management 1
Subtotal24
Total Hours60

Co-curricular and Experiential Learning

Students are encouraged to explore additional curricular and co-curricular opportunities. There is a strong correlation between long-term student success and participation in the following types of programs and activities:

  1. International study programs (short-term, semester, and year-long)
  2. Student-faculty research
  3. Student leadership development
  4. Service-learning classes
  5. Career education and development
  6. Internship
  7. Volunteering

Health and Physical Education - BSED (1158)
Concentration in Physical Activity and Fitness Management (PAFM)
This program is effective as of Spring 2020.
Revised 08.13.20
UCC 02.18.20 

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

Recommended Rock Studies Four-Year Plan

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallHours
PE 131 Foundations of Leadership in Physical Activity 3
SUBJ 139University Seminar 1 3
ENGL 102 Critical Writing 3
INDS 101 FYRST Seminar 1
Select one of the following: 3
Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice  
Ethics and Civil Discourse  
Civil Discourse and Democracy  
Rock Studies Integrated Inquiry 3
 Hours16
Spring
PE 231 Strategies for Teaching Physical Activity 3
PE 242 Physical Health and Fitness Education 3
ENGL 104 Critical Reading 3
MATH 117 Quantitative Reasoning 3
Rock Studies Integrated Inquiry 3
 Hours15
Second Year
Fall
PE 202 Technology for Wellness 3
PAFM Specialty Area 3
PAFM Specialty Area 3
Rock Studies Integrated Inquiry 3
Elective/Minor 3
Elective/Minor 3
Declare a Thematic Thread 2  
 Hours18
Spring
PE 331 Evidence-Based Physical Activity 3
PE 268 Contemporary Topics in Health 3
PAFM Specialty Area 3
Rock Studies Thematic Inquiry 3
Rock Studies Thematic Thread 3
Elective/Minor 3
 Hours18
Third Year
Fall
PE 332 Administration and Management of Physical Activity 3
PE 360 Anatomical and Physiological Basis of Physical Activity/Lab 3
PAFM Specialty Area 3
Rock Studies Integrated Inquiry 3
Rock Studies Thematic Thread 3
Elective/Minor 3
 Hours18
Spring
PE 335 Science of the Mind-Body Connection 3
PAFM Specialty Area 3
PAFM Specialty Area 3
Rock Studies Thematic Thread 3
Elective/Minor 3
Elective/Minor 3
 Hours18
Fourth Year
Fall
PE 473 Professionalism, Advocacy and Leadership in Physical Activity 3
PAFM Specialty Area 3
PAFM Specialty Area 3
Rock Studies Thematic Thread 3
Elective/Minor 3
 Hours15
Spring
PE 450 Internship 6-12
 Hours6-12
 Total Hours**124-130

Major Code: 1158
Concentration Code: PAFM
Revised: 11.13.2020

** This document is meant to serve as a guide. Some planners may show more than 120 credits because faculty have created flexibility in choosing courses.  However, only 120 credits are required to obtain a degree. Please consult with your academic adviser and refer to your curriculum guide prior to registering for courses. This plan should be reviewed, and verified, by you and your academic adviser at least once each academic year.