College Catalog Fall 2011 - Spring 2012
Natural Resource Recreation and Sports: Physical Education Studies - AS

The Field

The Physical Education Studies Associate in Science (AS) degree program at SUNY Delhi prepares students for either immediate post-graduation careers in sports- and recreation-related fields or for transfer to baccalaureate programs in physical education. The primary intent is to prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate programs in physical-education-related endeavors such as teaching, athletic training, exercise science, sports management, or coaching. The Physical Education Studies program is also closely linked to other NRRS programs, in particular the Adventure Recreation and the Recreation and Sports Management concentrations.

Delhi has a dual-admission articulation agreement with SUNY Cortland which guarantees that students who complete the A.S. degree in Physical Education Studies at Delhi with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 will be admitted into the Bachelor of Science in Education, Physical Education program at SUNY Cortland. The admissions requirements for this program are shown separately below.

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

The Instructional Program

The core courses of the Associate in Science (AS) degree in Physical Education Studies emphasize theoretical and practical application of park, recreation, leisure, physical education, and natural-resource management. Small class sizes allow for considerable individual contact between instructors and students. This one-on-one, hands-on atmosphere is the cornerstone of the program.

Curriculum

SUNY Curriculum Code: 1485

SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive A.A., A.S., or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.

A.A.S. and A.O.S. degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.

Core Concentration Courses:

Course No.

Course                                                                   

Cr. Hrs.

 PRKM 110

Introduction to Recreation and Physical Education 

 3 

 PRKM 130

Program Planning and Leadership

3

 PEDC 187

Track and Field

1

 PEDC 284

Self-Defense and Martial Arts

1

 PEDC 288

Rhythms and Dance

1

 PEDC 275

Recreation for Persons with Disabilities 

(3)

 

 OR

 PEDH 128

Backpacking and Camping AND

(1)

 PEDH 129

Snowshoeing and Ski Touring AND

(1)

 PEDH 131

Kayaking and white Water Rafting

(1)

 PEDH 107

Intermediate Swimming

1

 PEDH 126

Lifetime Sports I

1

 PEDH 132

New Games and Ropes Courses

1

 PEDH 152

Team Sports I (Football/Basketball)

1

 PEDH 154

Team Sports II (Soccer/Softball)

1

 PEDH 155

Fitness for Life

1

 PEDH 210

Health and Wellness 

3

 PEDH 220

First Aid:  Responding to Emergencies 

2

 PEDH 245

Child Abuse Identification and Reporting Seminar 

1

 

Total

24

Liberal Arts and Sciences Courses:

Course No.

Course                                                                  

Cr. Hrs.

 BIOL 220

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

 BIOL 225

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

 COMM 100

Public Speaking 

3

 ENGL 100

Freshman Composition

3

 ENGL 200

Advanced Composition

3

 HUMN ___

Foreign Language Elective from GE9

3

 MATH 115

Statistics

4

 PSYC 100

Introductory Psychology I

3

 _____ ___

Humanities Elective from GE7 (LITR or HUMN)

3

 _____ ___

American History Elective from GE4

3

 _____ ___

Arts Elective from GE8 (ARTS or HUMN)

3

 _____ ___

Other World Civilizations Elective from GE6

3

 _____ ___

Western Civilization Elective from GE5

3

 

Total

42

Degree Requirement: 66 credit hours

Note:  While not required, it is strongly recommended that students consider enrollment in either PEDC 291 or PEDC 292 (Practicum in Physical Education/Health) 1 cr. hr. at some point during their Delhi experience.

Technical Standards:  In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:

Cortland program  

To be eligible for consideration for the Cortland program, an applicant must:

 

Student Learning Outcomes

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, including but not limited to racquet sports, swimming, personal fitness, dance, self-defense, 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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