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 Health and Physical Education - Leadership in Physical Activity 



Mission Statement: Graduates of the Leadership in Physical Activity Track of the Physical and Health Education Department will exhibit leadership skills in evidence-based physical activity encompassing a lifespan approach by assessing, designing, implementing, and evaluating diverse programs of physical activity and health promotion in such areas of adapted physical activity, aquatics, outdoor adventure, and coaching education for individuals of all ages and abilities.

Slippery Rock University is pleased to announce a new academic track beginning this fall 2012. Leadership in Physical Activity (housed in the  Physical and Health Education Department) is a non-teaching track that is designed to prepare professionals to plan, implement and evaluate physical activity programs in the community. Statistics project the employment of health and physical activity educators will grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2018. These careers continue to grow as a direct result of healthcare costs and increasing need for awareness of disease prevention and health promotion. This also results in the need for professionals in a number of related fields. In staying current with the new needs of society, The Rock is pleased to announce the creation of Aquatic Professionals, Adapted Physical Activity Professionals, Outdoor Fitness Professionals and Coaching Education Specialists.

Graduates from the Leadership in Physical Activity Track will be prepared to and could find employment as Youth Camps & Adventure Programs, Urban Adventure Recreation Programs, Adventure Tourism, Adapted Program Specialist (Camps, Conferences, Outdoor Rec. Centers), Aquatics Director for Community Recreation Beach and Water Programming, Aquatics Director at a YMCA/YWCA, Aquatics Director at a Water Park Coach at the College or Professional Ranks, Coach Interscholastic Programs, Work in Youth Sports Programs (Community Recreation Programs, YMCA/YWCA).

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