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  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University Bulletin

Department of Exercise Science, Health Studies, Physical Education and Sport Management: Undergraduate


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Emilia Patricia Zarco, Chair
Woodruff Hall, Room 168
p – (516) 877-3346
f – (516) 877-4055
e – zarco@adelphi.edu

The Department of Exercise Science, Health Studies, Physical Education and Sport Management offers the following undergraduate programs of study:

  • B.S. Exercise Science
  • B.S. Physical Education and Health Education1
  • B.S. Physical Education2
  • B.S. Sport Management

The Department also offers minors in the following areas of study:

  • Exercise Science
  • Health Education
  • Physical Education
  • Sport Management

Each minor requires 18-21 credits in a specific area of study that has been established with the help of an adviser.

1The B.S. in Physical Education and the dual certification B.S. in Physical Education and Health Education prepare students for New York State Teacher Certification.

2The B.S. in Physical Education also offers another plan of study that introduces students to a range of professions related to physical education beyond teaching in schools, but does not lead to New York State Teacher Certification.

Program Requirements

All undergraduate students must attain a grade of C- or higher in all major courses and the required cumulative GPA to be eligible for continuance, practicum, or enrollment into 500-level courses.

Certification Requirements

Teacher Certification students must pass the New York State Teacher Certification Exams (NYSTCE) required for their particular area of certification. In addition, they must demonstrate satisfactory completion of content core requirements, general education courses, including a foreign language, and all mandatory workshops.

Graduate Courses for Undergraduate or Graduate Credit

Undergraduate students may take 500- and 600-level courses for undergraduate credit toward their bacherlor’s degree in their junior and senior year with adviser’s approval or, with permission from the program chair, for graduate credit. Courses taken by undergraduates for graduate credit do not count toward a bachelor’s degree nor toward full-time status for financial aid purposes.

Exercise Science Program

John Wygand, M.A., Director, Exercise Science Undergraduate Program
Woodruff Hall, Room 068
p – (516) 877-4275
f – (516) 877-4258
e – wygand@adelphi.edu

The Exercise Science Program prepares students for careers in strength and conditioning, exercise leadership and personal training. Courses include learning objectives for the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health Fitness Specialist certification.

A specialized plan of study may be developed for students who are interested in proceeding to careers in allied health, which may include, but is not limited to physical therapy, medicine (physician or physician assistant), nutrition and nursing.  This plan of study is designed in conjunction with an adviser so that students may fulfill pre-requisite courses necessary for application to professional school programs while studying exercise science.

The program is 120 credits that include general education, 41 credits of Exercise Science core courses, 3 credit of Practicum and 19 credits of Exercise Science electives in the areas of Community Health Promotion, Health Education, Physical Education and Sport Management. Students interested in proceeding to allied health professions like physical therapy, physical assistantship and others should complete basic sciences and other pre-requisite courses as university electives. These courses may include the following: 2 semesters of biology, chemistry and physics that include both lectures and labs, 2 courses in psychology and specific math requirements. Students should check the professional programs of interest and work with their adviser.

The Exercise Science program participates in the following academic relationships and programs:

  • Joint Degree Program in Physical Therapy. Adelphi University and the New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York, offer a combined seven-year B.S./D.P.T. degree program in physical therapy.
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy ( DPT) Early Decision Program. Adelphi University and the New York Institute of Technology have an affiliation agreement that provides for up to four (4) exceptional Adelphi Exercise Science graduates to be awarded early admission to the NYIT DPT program upon meeting eligibility criteria.

For more information, see the Pre-Professional Preparation  section of this Bulletin.

Physical Education and Health Education Program

Anne Gibbone, Ed.D., Director, Physical Education Undergraduate Program
Woodruff Hall, Room 180
p – (516) 877-4759
f – (516) 877-4258
e – gibbone@adelphi.edu

Jean Harris, Ph.D., Director, Health Studies Program
Woodruff Hall, Room 170
p – (516) 877- 4273
f – (516) 877-4258
e – harris@adelphi.edu

The Physical Education and Health Education program is a dual certification program that prepares students for teacher certification in New York state programs in health and physical education. The program provides students with opportunities to acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for making health-promoting decisions, achieving health literacy, adopting health-enhancing behaviors, and promoting the health of others as physical education and health education teachers in the P-12 setting.

The program is 120 credits that include general education, 40 credits of physical education core, 15 credits of physical education methodology or skills courses, 30 credits of health education core, 18 credits of pedagogical core, 8 credits of anatomy and physiology, practicum and student teaching in both physical education and health education.

Physical Education Programs

Anne Gibbone, Ed.D., Director, Physical Education Undergraduate Program
Woodruff Hall, Room 180
p – (516) 877-4759
f – (516) 877-4258
e – gibbone@adelphi.edu

The Physical Education program offers two plans of study:

  • Teacher Certification
  • Non-Teacher Certification

The Physical Education Teacher Certification plan of study prepares students for New York State Teacher Certification for Physical Education at Pre-K to 12 grades. The program provides students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to inspire and teach lifelong participation in physical activity in schools. The program is 120 credits that includes general education core, 40 credits in physical education core, 15 credits of physical education methodology or skills courses, 18 credits of pedagogical core, 8 credits of anatomy and physiology, practicum and student teaching.

The Physical Education Non Teacher Certification plan of study does not lead to NYS Teacher Certification but introduces the students to a range of professions related to physical education beyond teaching in schools. The program provides students with multidisciplinary experiences thatprepare them for graduate studies in the areas of Exercise Science, Health Education and Promotion, Physical Education, Sport Management, Youth Development and Coaching. The program is 120 credits that include general education, 24 credits of physical education core, 15 credits of physical education electives in the areas of Community Health Promotion, Health Education, Physical Education and Sport Management, 3-8 credits of anatomy and physiology and 18-24 credits of general education electives that supports a chosen area of concentration determined through advisement.

Sports Management Program

Gregory Letter, Ph.D, Director
Woodruff Hall, Room 175
p – (516) 877-4289
f – (516) 877-4258
e – letter@adelphi.edu

The Sport Management program prepares students for a career in collegiate, professional and contemporary sport management venues. Specialized tracks in sport management include sport marketing, collegiate athletics, event and facility management and sport communication and media relations. Students are introduced to sport marketing, event operations, mass media, and technology, and gain proficiency in market analysis, budget preparation, event management, facility operations and business management. Students can choose a cluster of courses or minors, in business, communication and psychology.

The program is 120 credits that include general education core, 28 credits of sport management core, 15 additional credits in sport management focused electives for specialized track, 12 credits from business, communication and psychology cluster, practicum and internship experience.

Programs

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