Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Slippery Rock University

Health and Physical Education, Bachelor of Science in Education (BSED) - Concentration in Physical Activity and Fitness Management / Pre-Athletic Training (SRU) (3+2)

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

The proposed Health & Physical Education/Physical Activity & Fitness Management Pre-Athletic Training 3+2 (PAFM Pre-AT 3+2) program is designed to give students an opportunity to enrich their undergraduate education with an intensive program in PAFM and facilitate their entry into the Master of Science in Athletic Training at SRU. The course work is tailored to meet the needs of the student both as an HPE/PAFM major and to prepare them for a Masters of Athletic Trainer program.

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.
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Related Links

Health and Physical Education - Physical Activity and Fitness Management, BSED / Pre-Athletic Training (SRU) (3+2) Program Page

Physical and Health Education Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

CURRICULUM GUIDE

GPA REQUIREMENT – HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATON

1st Major: Health & Physical Education, Physical Activity & Fitness Management

  • Overall GPA: 2.00 or higher

2nd Major: Pre-AT SRU 3+2 Health & Physical Education, Physical Activity & Fitness Management

  • Overall GPA: 3.00 or higher

SUMMARY*

Rock Studies 2 Requirements42
Other Basic Requirements0-3
Computer Competency0-3
Major Requirements54
Electives24

* 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. However, because this is a pre-professional program, credits taken during the 1st year of the graduate program are applied toward the undergraduate credit hours to meet the 120 credits required for your undergraduate degree.

ROCK STUDIES 2 REQUIREMENTS

The Rock
SUBJ 139Foundations of Academic Discovery 13
ENGL 102Critical Writing3
ENGL 104Critical Reading3
STAT 152Elementary Statistics I3
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 Inquiry3
Select 3 Credits
Natural Sciences Inquiry
BIOL 216Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab3
Physical Science Inquiry
PHYS 201Elements of Physics I with Lab4
Subtotal16
Thematic Thread
Select 12 Credits 2,312
Total Hours43

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

DIVERSITY,  EQUITY,  AND INCLUSION REQUIREMENT

Students must take and pass a course with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) designation prior to graduation.  Students can meet this requirement by taking any DEI - designated course in any program at any time during their undergraduate career. 

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

  • If you choose to pursue Pre-Athletic Training SRU 3+2 Health and Physical Education - Physical Activity & Fitness Management and are not accepted into the AT program, then additional coursework is required to complete a first major of Health and Physical Education - Physical Activity & Fitness Management.  Please refer to the Curriculum Guide.
PAFM Required Core Courses
Must earn a “C” or better in the following 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 473Professionalism, Advocacy and Leadership in Physical Activity 13
Subtotal18
Required Fitness/Health Courses
Must earn a “C” or better in the following courses
PE 242Physical Health and Fitness Education 13
PE 268Contemporary Topics in Health 13
PE 335Science of the Mind-Body Connection 13
BIOL 217Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab3
Subtotal12
Required Coursework for PAFM Pre-Athletic Training 3+2 majors
Coaching Education:
Must earn a “C” or better in the following courses
PE 237Emergency Medical Response 13
PE 270Psychological and Sociological Bases of Sport 13
PE 306Conditioning for Athletic Performance 13
PE 369Philosophy and Psychology of Coaching 13
Subtotal12
Fitness
Must earn a “C” or better in the following courses Is this correct?
PE 238Applied Principles of Exercise 13
PE 364Biomechanics of Individuals with Disabilities3
PE 378Teaching and Leading of Strength and Resistance Training3
PE 393Nutrition for Physical Activity, Exercise, and Health3
Subtotal12
Total Hours54

ADDITIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINING PREREQUISITE COURSES

BIOL 114Biology II: Foundations of Molecules, Genes and Cells with Lab4
CHEM 104Introduction Chemistry I3
or CHEM 107 General Chemistry I
EXSC 250Medical Terminology3
or HCAM 250 Medical Terminology for Healthcare Administrators

Athletic Training Graduate Program (Master of Science in Athletic Training)
Prerequisite Admission Requirements – Pre-Athletic Training SRU 3+2

For Application Requirements:

Please refer to Slippery Rock University’s Athletic Training Graduate Program. (Master of Science in Athletic Training) website for requirements: www.sru.edu/AT

Pre-Requisite Courses - SRU Athletic Training Graduate Program:
EXSC 201Exercise Physiology with Lab3
EXSC 202Biomechanics with Lab3
EXSC 250Medical Terminology3
or HCAM 250 Medical Terminology for Healthcare Administrators
EXSC 424Nutrition and Exercise3
BIOL 101General Biology3-4
or BIOL 102
or BIOL 114 Biology II: Foundations of Molecules, Genes and Cells with Lab
BIOL 216Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab3
BIOL 217Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab3
CHEM 104Introduction Chemistry I3
or CHEM 107 General Chemistry I
PHYS 201Elements of Physics I with Lab4
PSYC 105Introduction to Psychology3
or PSYC 244 Developmental Psychology
or PSYC 276 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
STAT 152Elementary Statistics I3

Requirements for Pre-Athletic Training SRU 3+2:

If any of these requirements are not met, the 3+2 designation will be removed from the student’s record:

  1. A 3.0 or higher overall GPA must be maintained by the student.
  2. The student can only be enrolled in the Pre-Athletic Training SRU 3+2 program for a maximum of three (3) years, full-time continuous enrollment (fall/spring).

Provision:

Should a Pre-Athletic Training SRU 3+2 student be unsuccessful in completing the 1st three semesters (summer or fall or spring terms) of the Athletic Training Graduate Program and want to complete the original undergraduate degree, it is solely up to the discretion of the undergraduate program Department Chair to determine which, if any, graduate level AT courses will count toward the completion of his/her undergraduate degree. In addition, students must complete any unfulfilled requirements of their undergraduate major. Students may still apply to the AT program with an earned Bachelor’s degree.

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 & PHYSICAL EDUCATION - PAFM BS (6149/PAFM)
PRE-AT SRU 3+2 (11AT)
This program is effective as of Summer 2022
Revised 06.30.2022
UCC 04.19.2022

RECOMMENDED FOUR-YEAR PLAN

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallHours
PE 131 Foundations of Leadership in Physical Activity 3
CHEM 104 Introduction Chemistry I 3
ENGL 102 Critical Writing 3
ESAP 101 FYRST Seminar * 1
SUBJ 139Foundations of Academic Discovery 3
Social Science Inquiry 3
 Hours16
Spring
PE 231 Strategies for Teaching Physical Activity 3
PE 242 Physical Health and Fitness Education 3
COMM 200
Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice
or Ethics and Civil Discourse
or Civil Discourse and Democracy
3
ENGL 104 Critical Reading 3
BIOL 114 Biology II: Foundations of Molecules, Genes and Cells with Lab 4
 Hours16
Second Year
Fall
PE 270 Psychological and Sociological Bases of Sport 3
PE 202 Technology for Wellness 3
PE 238 Applied Principles of Exercise 3
EXSC 250 Medical Terminology 3
PSYC 105 Introduction to Psychology (Thematic Thread Requirement) 3
BIOL 216 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab 3
 Hours18
Spring
PE 237 Emergency Medical Response 3
PE 268 Contemporary Topics in Health 3
PE 335 Science of the Mind-Body Connection 3
BIOL 217 Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab 3
Creative & Aesthetic Inquiry 3
Thematic Thread Requirement 3
 Hours18
Third Year
Fall
PE 332 Administration and Management of Physical Activity 3
PE 378 Teaching and Leading of Strength and Resistance Training 3
PHYS 201 Elements of Physics I with Lab 4
STAT 152 Elementary Statistics I 3
Humanities Inquiry 3
Thematic Thread Requirement 3
 Hours19
Spring
PE 306 Conditioning for Athletic Performance 3
PE 331 Evidence-Based Physical Activity 3
PE 369 Philosophy and Psychology of Coaching 3
PE 364 Biomechanics of Individuals with Disabilities 3
PE 393 Nutrition for Physical Activity, Exercise, and Health 3
PE 473 Professionalism, Advocacy and Leadership in Physical Activity 3
 Hours18
 Total Hours**105