Department of Health,Physical Education and Recreation
Address:2001 Oriental Blvd.Brooklyn, NY 11235Room: G-201
Phone: 718-368-5696Fax: 718-368-4866
Chairperson:Dr. Donald Hume
Executive AdministrativeAssistant:Diane Guido
The mission of the physical education concentration is to prepare students for transfer into a baccalaureate program to pursue state certification in teaching. An additional purpose is to prepare students for occupations in athletics, sports or recreation activities other than teaching.
Physical Education Teaching Concentration: Goals are as follows:
1. To provide students with a rigorous academic program, supervised fieldwork and practical teaching experiences in physical education that will prepare them for transfer into a Baccalaureate program.
2. To provide students with knowledge and practical experience in using national and/or state standards, as well as assessment tools in physical education.
3. To provide students with the content knowledge, sport and activity skills to effectively teach physical education.
4. To provide students with knowledge and practical experience in First Aid, Safety, and CPR to enable them to address safety issues in physical education.
5. To provide students with a foundation in leadership, personal values, and ethical standards as they relate to physical education pedagogy.
6. To provide students with the technological and communication skills (reading, writing, and speaking) necessary to effectively teach physical education.
Co-Directors: Dr. Nicholas Skirka and Prof. Michele BraccoContact: Phone: 718-368-5290 or 5197 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
PHYSICAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:RPE 11 Introduction to RecreationRPE 12 Leadership in Recreation and Physical Education RPE 14 Outdoor RecreationRPE 16 Folk and Square Dance Teaching TechniquesRPE 31 Therapeutic Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities:1RPE 32 Organization and Administration of Recreation ProgramsRPE 40 Sports in American SocietyRPE 70 Methods of Teaching Fitness and Recreation ActivitiesRPE 91 Field Experience in Sports, Fitness and Recreation HPE 15 Fitness Assessment and PrescriptionHE 35 First Aid & Personal SafetyStudents are also required to complete five sports skill courses (PEC,PEM, PEW) that may be selected from a number of team, individual, dance, or aquatic courses.Kingsborough Community College provides excellent Fieldwork Sites for students to receive hands-on-training from licensed professionals. The students will do their fieldwork at the following placements: FDR and Goldstein High Schools (Physical Education Department); Kings Bay YMCA (Sports Programs); P.A.L. Sports Division and McBurney YMCA Fitness Center; Project Connect and U.C.P. Children's Program (Adapted Physical Education); and Prospect Park YMCA (Physical Fitness and Wellness Program).
The physical education program is seeking students who have a desire to become teachers or sports and recreation administrators. For more information, call the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at (718) 368-5831 or the Office of Admissions Information at (718) 368-4600.
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