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Physical Education Mission and Outcomes

MISSION

The education department strives to incorporate the elements of Clarke University’s mission in the acquisition of knowledge, freedom, charity and justice. The education department also provides a sound academic program in which students discover, experience and reflect upon the study of movement and health as they relate to education, coaching, administration, and sport management. Furthermore, the education department challenges students to be able to teach and work in an ever-changing world, to serve as mentors — physically and spiritually — and to exhibit zeal for their profession. Physical education provides students with the opportunity to become critical thinkers and effective communicators, as well as strong, ethical members of their profession and society.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Knowledge: The successful physical educator/coach will:

  1. Understand and apply the principles of health, physical education, physical fitness and sports.
  2. Comprehend the complexity of the human body.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of physical education in multiple settings.
  4. Demonstrate the INTASC standards as outlined by the Clarke University Education Department. (See Education Department Outcomes section of this catalog.)

Skills: The successful physical educator/coach will be able to:

  1. Design an integrated plan for physical education and sports.
  2. Explain fitness and health principles to students and other non-specialists.
  3. Administer fitness, education, health, and sports programs within the educational setting.
  4. Communicate effectively in speaking and writing with various, diverse constituencies (school, parents, public).
  5. Demonstrate critical diagnostic skills in multiple settings.

Values: The successful physical educator/coach will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an appreciation of the complexity of the human body by serving the profession.
  2. Demonstrate an openness to various perspectives and respect for experts and professionals in the field.
  3. Promote zeal for values, causes and public issues related to the profession.
  4. Demonstrate ethical decision making within the profession.

SPORTS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Knowledge: The successful individual in the sport management profession will:

  1. Understand and apply the principles of health, physical fitness and sports.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of exercise physiology in multiple settings.
  3. Understand and respond to domestic and global environments ultimately applied to amateur and professional sports.
  4. Recognize and analyze trends and current practices in administration, ultimately applied to amateur and professional sports.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to respond and initiate change based on market trends and consumer demand.

Skills: The successful individual in the sport management profession will:

  1. Explain fitness and health principles to clients, consumers and other non-specialists.
  2. Administer programs within the business setting, ultimately applied to fitness, education, health and sports programs.
  3. Communicate effectively in speaking and writing with people of diverse social, business and professional backgrounds internal and external to the organization.
  4. Acquire the ability to identify relevant issues, analyze their interrelationships and conceptualize solutions for specific business, domestic and global problems.
  5. Use information technology to enhance efficiency and productivity within the business environment.

Values: The successful individual in the sport management profession will:

  1. Demonstrate an openness to various perspectives and respect for experts and professionals in the field.
  2. Promote zeal for values, causes and public issues related to the profession.
  3. Demonstrate ethical decision making within the profession.
  4. Demonstrate ability to function collaboratively as a leader and/or member of business team.
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