Kennesaw State launching new bachelor’s diploma in bodily exercise management

Kennesaw State launching new bachelor’s diploma in bodily exercise management

Mar 17, 2023

Kennesaw State launching new bachelor’s diploma in bodily exercise management

A Bachelor of Science in Well being and Bodily Exercise Management (HPAL) diploma program shall be provided beginning subsequent fall in Kennesaw State College’s Wellstar Faculty of Well being and Human Providers. 

The brand new HPAL program gives three tracks of focus—teaching, youth exercise management and well being and bodily training instructor certification. In every focus, college students will learn to lead youth within the growth of health-related abilities, bodily exercise and self-efficacy inside college and group settings.

“With extra households searching for leisure alternatives for his or her youngsters and extra college students eager to affect wholesome life, Kennesaw State will present college students with the training required to make a distinction in these lives,” Wellstar Faculty Dean Monica Swahn stated. “This diploma program positions Kennesaw State on the forefront of serving to the youth of Georgia and the Southeast select lively habits.”

Accredited by the College System of Georgia Board of Regents in December 2022, this system will take a multidisciplinary method to healthcare training, utilizing present coursework from the Faculty, in addition to 4 different KSU models. It can fall below the purview of the Faculty’s Division of Well being Promotion and Bodily Schooling and is led by program director Peter St. Pierre

“This program will enable our college students to be taught and apply the abilities wanted to have interaction college and group youth in wholesome practices and bodily actions,” stated Deborah Baxter, assistant professor of well being promotion and bodily training. “We need to put together our college students to fulfill the management calls for in markets like journey sports activities groups and public leisure services with a curriculum that features educating, administration and management abilities.”

All three concentrations can result in in-demand careers. The teaching focus
has purposes at school and group settings in addition to within the non-public sector.
Information from the U.S. Division of Labor present the job market is predicted to develop 26%
by 2030, nicely forward of different purposes. Roughly 45 million American
youngsters take part in sports activities, and three-fourths of fogeys have no less than one little one
competing in organized sports activities.

The youth exercise management observe prepares college students for management positions in
establishments akin to colleges, golf equipment, nonprofits and non secular organizations. Alternatives
on this area are anticipated to develop by 18% by 2028.

The instructor preparation focus observe will develop well being and bodily educators
who present excessive affect studying in colleges and shall be provided in live performance with applications
within the Bagwell Faculty of Schooling.

The brand new diploma program additional bolster’s KSU’s dedication to bettering well being outcomes amongst each youngsters and adults.

“We’re enthusiastic about all the chances this program will carry to KSU and the group,” stated Monica Gerda, senior lecturer. “College students in all three concentrations can have the chance to construct their data and apply their abilities within the classroom and out within the subject. Our college students are going to make a big impact. They’ve the power to vary lives and get youngsters enthusiastic about being wholesome and lively.”

– By Dave Shelles

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