ERIC Number: ED309148
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr-9
Reference Count: N/A
Professionalizing Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
Grebner, Florence D.
To professionalize health, physical education, and recreation is to have professional practice controlled by the profession. This paper discusses the purpose of four primary types of credentials available for practitioners: licensure, certification, accreditation, and registration. The discussion includes documenting some of the dangers associated with exercising the professional privilege of granting credentials. In offering considerations for credentialing, it is noted that professional organizations have a role in insuring that professional practice is under the scrutiny of the profession. As organizations are asserting as a goal the professionalizing of their fields of study, they are developing standards for professional practice, influencing licensing and accreditation agencies, and establishing certification programs. It is emphasized that the professionals of physical education, recreation, and health must claim jurisdiction over the practice of their applied disciplines, and provide leadership in delineating professional roles and their corresponding standards. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Kansas City, MO, April 9, 1988).