The Leadership program provides students with the theoretical, practical and experiential foundations for teaching physical education in schools and in other settings such as recreation and coaching. Leadership majors learn the skills and knowledge required to teach and coach physical activities at all levels, provide leadership in health- and fitness-related matters, and communicate the theoretical aspects of kinesiology within the educational/coaching system and in the community. Therefore, students will acquire a foundation in the kinesiology discipline, in addition to learning theory and practice.
The Leadership program provides students with the expertise to teach others concepts, physical skills and activities that can be used in a wide variety of life situations including leisure and recreation, fitness and rehabilitation, competitive sports, and elite personal challenges. The Leadership program also seeks to promote the benefits of physical activity on the body and mind, and makes a deliberate attempt to influence people’s values towards incorporating activity into their personal lifestyle. Students will experience an applied hands-on program that allows students practical experiences in teaching or coaching settings (depending upon their concentration)
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