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Healthful Living & Fitness Education, B.A.

Work in a fun environment and make a difference
  • 2

    Specialty Options Available

  • 70-76

    Credit Hours

Healthful Living and Fitness Education BA Program Overview
I am so proud to be a UNCW graduate and feel prepared to change our field for the better.
Koko, '21
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Learn To

Demonstrate breadth of general knowledge, as well as depth of knowledge in the selected discipline area necessary for effective instructional decision making.

Adapt instruction to the developmental and learning needs of individuals, including children and adolescents with special needs and students from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Establish a classroom climate conducive to the learning, social, and emotional needs of children and adolescents and demonstrate effective teaching including positive results for student learning, self-reflection and appropriate professional dispositions.

Choose appropriate objectives consistent with state and local curriculum guidelines, the learning needs of students, and the standards established by learned societies.

Use technology to enhance teaching and learning experiences and employ and analyze appropriate assessments and evaluative procedures.

Alumni Work in Fields Such As:

Assess customers' bodily strengths and weaknesses and create customized workout plans. Provide physical and mental guidance and monitor customers' progress on a regular basis. (Source)

Direct and assist in the development of performance enhancement programs for designated sports (Source)

Lead, instruct and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular workouts, strength training and stretching. Source

Maintain and expand a gym or fitness studio (Source)

Oversee an organization's athletics, including national teams and conferences as well as recreational and intramural sports in addition to coaches and staff. (Source)

Establish and maintain a strength and conditioning program for all sports, with the three major goals of improving athletic performance, reducing athletic injuries, and teaching lifelong fitness and movement skills. (Source)

Provide maximum physical activity time within the class period, teach skills and activities that transfer into physical activity outside physical education class, motivate children to be physically active, and take the role of physical activity director for the school. (Source)

Work with students who have learning, mental, emotional or physical disabilities. (Source)