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 the 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.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
Introduction to Recreation
Leadership in Recreation and Physical Education
Folk and Square Dance Teaching Techniques
Therapeutic Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities:1
Organization and Administration of Recreation Programs
Sports in American Society
Methods of Teaching Fitness and Recreation Activities
Field Experience in Physical Education, Recreation and Recreation Therapy
Fitness Assessment and Prescription
First Aid & Personal Safety
Students 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.
Students will complete their fieldwork in a number of Department of Education schools including MS 51, and New Utrecht, Murrow, and Goldstein high schools. They also can complete fieldwork in community recreation and physical education programs, in Y's, and Parks & Recreation programs.
If you have sound values and beliefs about teaching physical education and desire to impart them to youngsters, stop by G-305. The physical education program is seeking students who have a desire to become teachers or sports and recreation administrators.
Contact: Dr. Nicholas Skirka at 718-368-5290 or Office Phone (5831) for an appointment