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-Occupational Therapy (SRU) (3+3)

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 (HPE)/Physical Activity & Fitness Management Pre-Occupational Therapy 3+3 (PAFM Pre- OT 3+3) 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 Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OT) 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 Doctor of Occupational Therapy 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-Occupational Therapy (SRU) (3+3) Program Page

Physical and Health Education Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

CURRICULUM GUIDE

GPA REQUIREMENT – HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION

1st Major: Health & Physical Education

  • Overall GPA: 2.00 or higher

2nd Major: Pre-OT SRU 3+3 Health & Physical Education

  • 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 Inquiry
Select 3 Credits3
Natural Sciences Inquiry
BIOL 216Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab3
Physical Science Inquiry
SCI 102Understanding the Physical World3
Subtotal15
Thematic Thread
Select 12 Credits 2,312
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

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-Occupational Therapy SRU 3+3 Health & Physical Education - Physical Activity & Fitness Management (HPE-PAFM) and are not accepted into the OTD program, then additional coursework is required to complete a first major in Health & Physical Education - Physical Activity in Fitness Management.  Please refer to the curriculum guide.
Required Basic 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 Coursework
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
Blocks
Select two of the following blocks24
Block A: Adapted Physical Activity
Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity
Adapted Physical Activity and Health Through the Lifespan
Program Design in Adapted Physical Activity
Select 3 credits from the following:
Adapted Aquatics 1
Disability Sport in the 21st Century: A Global Perspective 1
Block B: Aquatics
Aquatic Fundamentals
Aquatic Leadership
Water Safety Instruction
Select 4 credits from the following:
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
Basic Canoeing
Introduction to Kayaking
Emergency Medical Response
Adapted Aquatics
Lifeguarding Instructor
Teaching and Coaching of Water Polo
Skin and Scuba Diving
Lifeguarding Instructor
Block C: Outdoor Adventure Fitness
Outdoor Pursuits
Applied Methodologies in Adventure
Select 6 credits from the following:
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
Bicycling
Introduction to Rock Climbing
Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
Introduction to Kayaking
Enhancing Fitness through Running and Walking
Skate-Based Action Sports
Skin and Scuba Diving
Block D: Coaching Education
Psychological and Sociological Bases of Sport
Conditioning for Athletic Performance
Philosophy and Psychology of Coaching
Select 3 credits from the following:
Teaching and Coaching of Track & Field
Emergency Medical Response
Applied Principles of Exercise
Disability Sport in the 21st Century: A Global Perspective
Sports Officiating
Teaching and Leading Group Exercise
Net/Wall Activities and Games
Lifetime/Leisure Activities and Games
Teaching and Leading of Strength and Resistance Training
Nutrition for Physical Activity, Exercise, and Health
Block E: Fitness
Applied Principles of Exercise
Nutrition for Physical Activity, Exercise, and Health
Biomechanics of Individuals with Disabilities
Select 6 credits from the following:
Teaching and Leading Group Exercise
Teaching and Leading of Strength and Resistance Training
Fitness Management
Total Hours54

ADDITIONAL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY PREREQUISITE COURSES

EXSC 250Medical Terminology3
or HCAM 250 Medical Terminology for Healthcare Administrators
INDP 106Race and Ethnic Diversity in the USA3
or INDP 202 Introduction to Anthropology
or INDP 310 Cultural Area Studies
or INDP 321 Minority Groups
or SOWK 105 Human Diversity
INDP 318Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies3
PSYC 105Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 244Developmental Psychology3
PSYC 276Introduction to Abnormal Psychology3
Total Hours18

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Prerequisite Admission Requirements – Pre-Occupational Therapy SRU

For Application Requirements

Please refer to Slippery Rock University’s Occupational Therapy Studies (Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Studies) website for requirements: http://www.sru.edu/OT

Rock Studies 2

Prerequisite Courses - SRU Occupational Therapy
BIOL 216Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab3
BIOL 217Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab3
EXSC 250Medical Terminology3
or HCAM 250 Medical Terminology for Healthcare Administrators
PHYS 201Elements of Physics I with Lab4
or PE 364 Biomechanics of Individuals with Disabilities
STAT 152Elementary Statistics I3
Research Methods 13
PSYC 105Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 244Developmental Psychology3
PSYC 276Introduction to Abnormal Psychology3
Anthropology or Sociology 13
Total Hours31

Pre-Occupational Therapy SRU 3+3

If any of these requirements are not met, the 3+3 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-Occupational Therapy SRU 3+3 program for a maximum of three (3) years, full-time continuous enrollment (fall/spring).

Provision

Should a Pre-Occupational Therapy SRU 3+3 student be unsuccessful in completing the 1st two semesters (summer or fall) of the Occupational Therapy Program and wants to complete the original undergraduate degree, it is solely up to the discretion of the undergraduate program Department Chair to determine which, if any, Occupational Therapy 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 Doctor of Occupational Therapy 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 - PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & FITNESS MANAGEMENT BS (1158/PAFM)
PRE-OT SRU 3+3 (11OT)
This program is effective as of Summer 2022
Revised 06.30.2022
UCC 04.19.2022

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallHours
ESAP 101 FYRST Seminar * 1
PE 131 Foundations of Leadership in Physical Activity 3
SUBJ 139Foundations of Academic Discovery 3
Creative & Aesthetic Inquiry 3
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing 3
STAT 152 Elementary Statistics I 3
 Hours16
Spring
PE 231 Strategies for Teaching Physical Activity 3
PE 242 Physical Health and Fitness Education 3
ENGL 104 Critical Reading 3
Social Science Inquiry 3
BIOL 216 Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab 3
PSYC 244 Developmental Psychology 3
 Hours18
Second Year
Fall
PE 202 Technology for Wellness 3
PE PAFM Specialty Area (2) 3
PE PAFM Specialty Area (3) 3
BIOL 217 Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab 3
COMM 200
Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice
or Ethics and Civil Discourse
or Civil Discourse and Democracy
3
Thematic Thread Requirement 3
 Hours18
Spring
PE 268 Contemporary Topics in Health 3
PE 331 Evidence-Based Physical Activity 3
PE PAFM Specialty Area (4) 3
INDP 106
Race and Ethnic Diversity in the USA
or Contemporary Social Problems
or Introduction to Anthropology
or Minority Groups
or Human Diversity
3
Humanities Inquiry 3
Thematic Thread Requirement 3
 Hours18
Third Year
Fall
PE 332 Administration and Management of Physical Activity 3
PE PAFM Specialty Area (5) 3
PSYC 276 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology 3
PE 364 Biomechanics of Individuals with Disabilities ((Sub Spec Area 1)) 3
EXSC 250 Medical Terminology 3
Thematic Thread Requirement 3
 Hours18
Spring
PE 473 Professionalism, Advocacy and Leadership in Physical Activity 3
PE PAFM Specialty Area (6) 3
PE 335 Science of the Mind-Body Connection 3
INDP 318 Research Methods in Interdisciplinary Studies 3
SCI 102 Understanding the Physical World 3
Thematic Thread Requirement 3
 Hours18
 Total Hours**106