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Mission Statement for the Health Science Program Major

The mission of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Department is to prepare and graduate students for graduate school and the marketplace for purposes of enhancing health wellness statuses of the students/clients who they serve.  Given the ever-widening health disparities between white Americans and populations of color, this goal becomes more relevant each subsequent year.  Narrowing that gap can be achieved with well-prepared students embarking on a career in the health sciences.

Proficiency:  The HPER Faculty defines proficiency as meeting or exceeding 80 percent of the content, skill, and/or competency associated with a given SLO.

Achievement Target:  The HPER Faculty has established 75 percent as the achievement target, i.e., 75 percent of students will master 80 percent of the targeted SLO.

I. PROGRAM GOALS FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCE PROGRAM MAJOR

The program goals for the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science are to:

  1. Produce graduates who have developed strong skills in assessing, planning,             implementing, and evaluating nutritional, fitness and stress health statuses.
  2. Produce graduates who can successfully earn national certifications in First Aid and CPR.
  3. Produce graduates who can qualify for admissions to graduate degree programs in health/exercise science areas (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, Health Administration, Public Health)

II. Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for the Health Science Program Major

The student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate fundamental content knowledge of five (5) body systems:  musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, and reproductive
  2. Assess nutritional, fitness, and stress health status
  3. Plan health program interventions
  4. Implement health programs
  5. Communicate health programs’ rationales, interventions, results
  6. Evaluate effectiveness of health interventions, leaders/trainers, and the instructional/leadership methods
  7. Analyze, evaluate, and solve first aid problems
  8. Apply the scientific method to identify a health problem; collect, analyze, interpret data; and derive conclusions

Mission Statement for the Health & Physical Education Program Major

The mission of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Department is to prepare and graduate students for graduate school and the marketplace for purposes of enhancing health wellness statuses of the students/clients who they serve.  Given the ever-widening health disparities between white Americans and populations of color, this goal becomes more relevant each subsequent year.  Narrowing that gap can be achieved with well-prepared students embarking on a career in the health sciences.

          
Proficiency:  The HPER Faculty defines proficiency as meeting or exceeding 80 percent of the content, skill, and/or competency associated with a given SLO.

Achievement Target:  The HPER Faculty has established 75 percent as the achievement target, i.e., 75 percent of students will master 80 percent of the targeted SLO.

I. PROGRAM GOALS FOR THE HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION                 PROGRAM MAJOR

            The program goals for the Bachelor of Science degree in Health & Physical Education       are to:

  1. Produce graduates who have developed strong teaching skills.
  2. Produce graduates who have developed strong skills in the planning, implementation, adaptation, and evaluation of psychomotor and affective skills of children ages 6-18.
  3. Produce graduates who can successfully complete PRAXIS I and II.
  4. Produce graduates who can successfully acquire gainful employment in the public/private school sector.
  5. Produce graduates who can qualify for admissions to graduate degree programs in HPER and/or related areas.

II. Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for the Health & Physical Education Program Major

The student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate fundamental content knowledge of five (5) body systems:  musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, and reproductive
  2. Effectively manage the HPE instructional environment of K-12
  3. Effectively plan HPE instructional program for K-12
  4. Effectively implement, adapt, and evaluate HPE instructional strategies and curricular content for K-12
  5. Conduct oneself according to the PA Code of Professional Practice and the Code for Educators
  6. Effectively collaborate with professional staff, support staff, and external constituencies
  7. Effectively communicate with parents/guardians, administrators, colleagues, support staff, and the wider community
  8. Analyze, evaluate, and solve first aid problems

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