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910.521.6221

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Phone:
910.521.6283

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PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372

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Health/Physical Education

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The program of study in Health/Physical Education consists of four curricular components: freshman seminar and general education, the specialty area, educator preparation core, and content pedagogy (methods and internship). Upon successful completion of the program and related requirements, graduates are eligible for a Standard Professional I license to teach in the State of North Carolina.  The NC Department of Public Instruction issues the teaching license based on University recommendation.

The Physical Education program is one of 12 teacher education programs offered at UNCP. Physical Education majors are subject to Teacher Education Program policies, admission requirements, continuation requirements, and graduation requirements. For more information about teacher education policies and requirements, turn to the previous section.

The Physical Education program is accredited by the National Association for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the NC State Board of Education.

PROGRAM STANDARDS 

The Teacher Education Program standards for all education majors are described fully in the UNCP Teacher Education Program Teacher Candidate Handbook.

 

COORDINATOR    

                                                

  

   Dr. Denny Scruton, Assistant Professor            

   K12 Health/PE Program Coordinator

   Office: Jones Health and PE Center, 1191
   Phone: 910.521.6342
   Email: denny.scruton@uncp.edu

 

                              

          

 

PROGRAM GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

The purpose of the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) is:

1) to provide a comprehensive academic program in health, physical education, and recreation for students who plan to pursue one of these fields as a profession;

2) to provide professional preparation for prospective teachers in the area of physical education;

3) to provide a service program which will afford all students the opportunity to learn and participate in a wide range of activities which will benefit them now and in the future;

4) to provide recreational activities that will enable students and faculty to enjoy their leisure time in a program that will benefit them physically, mentally, and socially; and

5) to educate individuals about risk factors associated with certain lifestyle choices and provide them with the skills to make behavioral changes that will improve their health and the quality of their lives.

 

 

 

Updated: September 12, 2011

 
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