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College Catalog Fall 2006 - Spring 2007
Physical Education Studies - AS

Students who successfully complete the Physical Education Studies program at SUNY Delhi receive an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree, which requires more General Education coursework than other NRRS options. It should also be noted that the Physical Education Studies program is closely linked to other NRRS programs, in particular the Adventure Recreation and the Recreation and Sports Management concentrations.

In addition to the A.S. degree, the Physical Education Studies program also affords students the opportunity to gain various certifications, such as American Red Cross certifications in First Aid and CPR, Life Guard Training, and Water Safety Instruction. Students may also pursue additional certifications relative to other Natural Resource Recreation and Sports program concentrations.

Additional information on the Physical Education Studies program, as well as all of the Natural Resource Recreation and Sports program options, can be found online at http://www.delhi.edu/academics/parks.

The Instructional Program

The core courses of the Physical Education Studies program emphasize theoretical and practical application of park, recreation, leisure, physical education, and natural resource management. Small class sizes allow for more individual contact between instructors and students. This one-on-one, hands-on atmosphere is the cornerstone of the program. Additional hands-on experience comes from the Catskill Outdoor Education Corps (COEC). This AmeriCorps project provides Physical Education Studies students with extensive instructional and resource support. The COEC also allows students the opportunity to gain valuable field-related experience through various community service projects such as trail development and outdoor education programming.

Program faculty view student advisement as one of their most important responsibilities. Students can fully develop the coursework necessary for their program while at the same time addressing individual interests and needs through consultation with their faculty advisor.

Educational Resources

The main campus at SUNY Delhi has excellent recreational facilities. The Clark Field House, which opened in the spring of 2004, houses the Floyd L. Maines Arena, the College's gymnasium, and the CADI Fitness Center. Adjacent to the Clark Field House is a mini-dome air structure that houses tennis and basketball courts, an indoor track, and an indoor driving range. Kunsela Hall is home to the College's indoor pool and two racquetball courts. Also located on the main campus are outdoor tennis and basketball courts as well as various athletic fields used for academics, athletics, and intramurals alike.

The lower campus includes an 18-hole golf course with practice putting green and driving range, two fishing streams, picnic area, and hiking and horseback-riding trails. Adjacent to the lower campus is the Catskill Outdoor Education Center, a 50-acre interpretive center that includes two miles of trails, a small amphitheater, an outdoor classroom, and various sitting and picnic areas.

Other educational resources at the program's disposal are a 100-acre arboretum that acts as a natural laboratory, featuring special woodland interpretive trails and wildlife planting trails, and the John Lennox Demonstration Forest, the oldest conifer plantation of its type in New York State, covering about 185 acres.

Curriculum

SUNY Curriculum Code: 1485

First Semester

Course No.

Course                                                   

Cr. Hrs.

 PRKM 110

Introduction to Recreation and Physical Education 

 3 

 PRKM 130

Program Planning and Leadership for Recreation and Physical Education

3

 PEDH 107

Intermediate Swimming

1

 BIOL 220

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

 ENGL 100

Freshman Composition

3

 ____ ___

Other World Civilizations Elective 

 3 

 

Total

17

Second Semester

Course No.

Course                                                

Cr. Hrs.

 PEDC 187

Track and Field 

1

 PEDH 132

Adventure Recreation IV
(Initiatives/Ropes) 

 1 

 PEDH 154

Team Sports II (Soccer/Softball)

 1 

 PEDH 155

Fitness for Life 

 1 

 PEDH 210

Health and Wellness 

 3 

 BIOL 225

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

 ENGL 200

Advanced Composition 

 3 

 PSYC 100

Introductory Psychology I 

 3 

 

Total

17

Third Semester

Course No.

Course                                                

Cr. Hrs.

 PEDC 284

Self-Defense and Martial Arts

1

 PEDH 152

Team Sports I (Football/Basketball)

1

 PEDH 220

Responding to Emergencies 

2

 COMM 100

Public Speaking 

 3 

 HIST ___ 

American History Elective 

3

 HUMN ___

Foreign Language Elective

3

 ____ ___

Arts Elective

3

 

Total

16

Fourth Semester

Course No.

Course                                                

Cr. Hrs.

 PEDC 275

Recreation for Persons with Disabilities 

 

 

or

3

 PEDH 128

Adventure Recreation I (Camping)

 

 

and

 

 PEDH 129

Adventure Recreation II (Snow) 

 

 

and

 

 PEDH 131

Adventure Recreation III (Kayaking) 

 

 PEDC 288

Rhythms and Dance 

 1 

 PEDH 126

Lifetime Sports I
(Tennis/Racquetball/Handball)

1

 PEDH 245

Child Abuse Identification and Reporting Seminar 

 1 

 HIST ___

Western Civilization Elective 

 3 

 MATH 115

Statistics

4

 ____ ___

Humanities Elective 

 3 

 

Total

16

Degree Requirement: 66 credit hours

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must have a high school diploma and have completed Mathematics Course A and one year of biology (preferably Regents level or equivalent).

Program Objectives

A graduate of the Physical Education Studies A.S. program should be able to:

  1. Discuss the philosophy, history, scope, and significance of the recreation movement.
  2. Select the appropriate sport, game, or outdoor activity for various situations in a recreational setting.
  3. Plan and supervise recreation programs for governmental, non-profit, and commercial agencies.
  4. Understand and apply the principles of fitness in terms of cardiovascular endurance, proper weight control, and strength and flexibility through the design of individualized fitness programs.
  5. Address quality-of-life issues through knowledge of the basics of personal well-being, including the concepts of self-responsibility, social support networks, and a sense of community.
  6. Demonstrate a thorough grounding in the theory and application of several specific areas of the physical education discipline, some of which might be: racquetball, swimming, weight training, volleyball, cross-country skiing, golf, dance, self-defense, tennis, and team sports.
  7. Recognize and respond to emergencies by making appropriate decisions regarding first-aid care.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental concepts of the life sciences.
  9. Display a thorough understanding of human anatomy and physiology.
  10. Develop and lead a physical education/recreation activity.

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Last Updated: 8/3/08