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ERIC Number: EJ768183
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0031-8981
A Profile of Western (USA) Higher Education Physical Education Degree Programs
Burns, Clarence E.; Whiddon, Thomas R.; Richter, Scott T.
Physical Educator, v63 n4 p196-209 Win 2006
The purpose of this study was to provide an updated profile of western United States higher education physical education degree programs. This inquiry reports on present-day departmental nomenclature, school or college affiliation, academic concentrations, and whether such programs administer physical education activity service programs. The findings suggest that physical education degree granting programs are likely to be affiliated with Colleges or Schools of Education, located in Departments of Physical Education (combined with one or two other idioms), offer academic concentrations in pedagogy, athletic training, health promotion/ education, and exercise science, and the administration of physical activity service programs is the singular domain of physical education academic units. Discussion focuses on the profile of Western undergraduate physical education programs as a reflection of professional ancestry and mission. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A