Chairperson: V. Carey (Interim chairperson)
Associate Professor: K. Baldwin
Assistant Professor: D. Mijacevic
Professional Staff: R. Cavanaugh (coach), M. Christiansen (field house director), C. Cole (coach), C. Conover (Assistant Coach), T. Corey (group exercise director), T. Curle (coach), B. Deventhal (athletic director), K. Doorey (coach), Stephanie Dutton (sports information director), W. Edwards (assistant coach), R. Emery (coach), K. Fraser (equipment manager), N. Goguen (assistant coach), B. Graves (assistant to field house director), K. Houle (coach), N. Jones (coach), M. LaMere (assistant fitness center director), B. Micheels (assistant coach), S. Moffat (assistant coach), D. O’Connell (coach), J. Pachter (athletic trainer), M. Rodovick (assistant coach), M. Salvatore (fitness center director), G. Spear (assistant coach), M. Stata (assistant AD/coach), L. Vicencio (assistant athletic trainer), C. Waterbury (coach), K. Wiley (coach), Stephanie Zwieg (coach)
The department offers a major in Fitness and Wellness Leadership, minors in Coaching and Personal Trainer, and a wide variety of elective courses in wellness, personal fitness, physical education activities, coaching, and American Red Cross certification programs.
The Fitness and Wellness Leadership Major is an extensive interdisciplinary program with five areas of concentration: wellness/fitness leadership, practical clinical experiences/rotations, business administration and fitness management, personal training laboratory, and preparation for certification testing by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). The major provides a balance of strong content knowledge, hands-on practical projects, clinical rotation experiences, and internship opportunities that prepare students for employment as personal trainers, fitness professionals, health/fitness managers, and fitness business owners working in a wide-range of health and fitness settings. In addition, students majoring in Fitness and Wellness Leadership are prepared to complete a minor in marketing and/or in business and to enter graduate school programs.
Admission to the Fitness and Wellness Leadership Major is competitive and is contingent upon academic qualifications. Approximately 30 students are accepted into the major each year. Three units of high school science are required for incoming freshmen.
Physical education offerings encompass wellness, fitness improvement, and skill development with an emphasis on lifetime sports courses. Only four (4) credit hours of PED activity courses (100-PED 194 ) may be used toward a degree.
Theory courses cover wellness, coaching specific sports, coaching psychology, American Red Cross CPR, first aid, lifeguarding, science of exercise, fitness programing, and principles of athletics in education. The department also administers the intercollegiate program, intramurals and recreation, and the Fitness Center. (See the student life and student services section of this catalog.)
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