ERIC Number: ED339697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Credentialing in the Health, Leisure, and Movement Professions. Trends and Issues Paper No. 5.
Summerfield, Liane M.
This trends and issues paper considers the emerging presence of credentialing programs in the health, leisure, and movement professions in which such diverse occupations as health education teachers, aerobics instructors, exercise physiologists, dance therapists, community park managers, intramural directors, and military fitness instructors are included. The publication's purpose is to assist: (1) students in career planning; (2) professionals who evaluate credentialing options; (3) college and university faculty involved in curriculum design; and (4) professional organizations considering the development of a credentialing program. The document is organized into two parts. The first, entitled "General Trends and Issues in Credentialing," includes: a definition of credential; credentialing in health, leisure, and movement; and references and resources. Part two, "Credentialing Programs in Health, Leisure, and Movement," incorporates the most up-to-date information on several credentialing programs in each field including: parks, recreation, and leisure services; intramural-recreational sports administration; health education; dance education; dance/movement therapy; physical fitness/conditioning leadership; and physical fitness assessment. (LL)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Athletics, Career Planning, Credentials, Dance Education, Educational Administration, Faculty Evaluation, Health Occupations, Higher Education, Leisure Education, Movement Education, Physical Fitness, Professional Associations, Program Implementation, Student Certification, Therapeutic Recreation
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teacher Education, Washington, DC.