The purpose of this program is to facilitate the continuing professional development of practicing health professionals and physical education teachers. It is not for the purpose of the initial preparation of teachers or to credential health professionals. The learned societies for health and kinesiology are National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), respectively. Therefore this program is designed to meet the NCATE Unit Candidate Performance Standards and the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in health and physical education while incorporating the philosophy of the relevant learned society.
The proposed degree program consists of 32 hours of coursework and a capstone experience. The program consists of eight 5000 level three hour courses, six approved 5000 level electives and a two hour seminar designed to prepare the candidate for their written composition experience and their capstone paper.
The program is designed to be flexible so that it might meet the diverse professional development needs of practicing health professionals and physical education teachers. More specifically it needs to meet the needs of teachers who are currently practicing as well as for area health specialists. Therefore, the programs rely on strong academic advising that will take into consideration the current knowledge and skills of program applicants when developing individual degree plans.
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