Physical Education Teacher Certification Program Outcomes:
Standard 1: Scientific and Theoretical Knowledge
Physical education teacher candidates know and apply discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated individuals.
Standard 2: Skill and Fitness Based Competence 1
Physical education teacher candidates are physically educated individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health enhancing fitness as delineated in the NASPE K – 12 Standards.
Standard 3: Planning and Implementation
Physical education teacher candidates plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences aligned with local, state, and national standards to address the diverse needs of all students.
Standard 4: Instructional Delivery and Management
Physical education teacher candidates use effective communication and pedagogical skills and strategies to enhance student engagement and learning.
Standard 5: Impact on Student Learning
Physical education teacher candidates utilize assessments and reflection to foster student learning and inform instructional decisions.
Standard 6: Professionalism
Physical education teacher candidates demonstrate dispositions essential to becoming effective professionals.
1 Without discrimination against those with disabilities, physical education teacher candidates with special needs are allowed and encouraged to utilize a variety of accommodations and/or modifications to demonstrate competent movement and performance concepts (modified/adapted equipment, augmented communication devices, multi-media devices, etc.) and fitness (weight training programs, exercise logs, etc.).
Exercise Science Option Program Outcomes:
Upon completion of the Exercise Science Curriculum, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the relationships between proper nutrition, physical activity, prevention of common diseases, and overall wellness.
- Identify vital components of the bones and muscles involved in human movement.
- Describe and apply physiological and anatomical principles to exercise and sport.
- Demonstrate the ability to assess a patient/client fitness level using the widely accepted five components of health related fitness (muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, cardiorespiratory fitness, and body composition).
- Apply critical thinking and research-based decision making in developing an exercise program for athletes, healthy adults and diseased populations as outlined by the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
- Discuss, understand and present research based information on current exercise physiology principles as they relate to athletes as well as the general population.
- Describe a variety of factors (i.e. social, economic, and psychological factors) that effect overall health.
- Describe and apply common coaching practices and principles.