The mission of the Physical Education Department is to provide students with the knowledge, skills and opportunity to be a physically educated person, not just for the present, but for a lifetime.
The students will be able to demonstrate competence in many different forms of physical activity using concepts of body awareness, space awareness, effort and relationships. They will demonstrate proficiency in a few forms of physical activity and will learn how to learn new skills.
The students will learn how to select and will be encouraged to participate in health enhancing lifetime physical activities at least three times a week.
The students will demonstrate knowledge of rules, strategies and appropriate behaviors for selected physical activities which include coaching, athletic training/sports medicine, intramurals and health education. They will be able to identify the benefits, costs and obligations associated with regular participation in physical activity as well as recognize the risk and safety factors associated with participation. They will understand that wellness involves more than being physically fit and will understand that physical activity provides the opportunity for enjoyment, self-expression and communication and that it can lead to multi-cultural and international understanding.
The students will cherish the feelings that result from regular participation in physical activity and will appreciate the relationships with others that result from participation. They will respect the role that regular physical activity plays in the pursuit of lifelong health and well-being.
- Teacher Education
- Family Life & Human Development
- Graduate Studies
- Physical Education & Human Performance