ERIC Number: ED215968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Certification Changes--Whose Leadership Role, Professional Preparation or State Directors?
Albertson, Roxanne M.
Changes are needed in certification standards for professionals in the health, physical education, and recreation fields. Because certification for individuals differs from program accreditation, which is already controlled by the profession, certification leadership structures must change. Until the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) takes the lead in setting standards for certification for each of the professional areas it serves, state agencies will continue to control inadequate or disjointed certification standards. State and federal agencies that often know little about area specializations will continue to establish directions, policies, and curricular content which will be interpreted as certification regulations by bureaucratic agencies. If national accreditation standards are developed and implemented by qualified professionals in program areas, AAHPERD should be able to determine qualifications necessary for individuals to practice within specialized areas. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Houston, TX, 1982).