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Richard M. Englert, Acting Dean
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The teacher education programs in Health Studies and Physical Education are fully accredited by the State Department of Education in Pennsylvania and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. The undergraduate athletic training program in Physical Education is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP). In addition, the Sport Management and Leisure Studies program is fully accredited by both the National Recreation and Park Association and the North American Society for Sport Management. The Dance program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance.
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Goals and Objectives
The College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (HPERD) offers a variety of degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels designed to meet the educational needs and interests of students preparing for professional careers in health studies (community school health, and therapeutic recreation), physical education (athletic training, exercise science, teaching/coaching, and human movement studies), sport management and leisure studies (sport and recreation management, and tourism and hospitality management), and dance (performance, education, production, and choreography).
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The College of HPERD offers a strong network of spaces and facilities to complement the academic programs. The College administers the following indoor facilities: the Instructional Support Center, Computer and Media Services (CMS), the Biokinetics Research Laboratory, the Vivacqua Computer Lab, several classrooms, four dance studios, four racquetball courts, five gymnasiums, several martial arts areas, two weight rooms, a gymnastics area, a basketball arena, swimming pools, training rooms, and two student lounges. Outdoor facilities include an Astroturf playing field, an eight-lane synthetic track, five tennis courts, and many multi-purpose open areas.
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Awards and Scholarships
For more information about these scholarships, consult Scholarships and Awards.
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Health Studies Department
Eta Sigma Gamma is a national professional honorary society in health science whose purpose is to elevate the standards, ideals, competencies, and ethics of professionally trained men and women in the health science discipline. Membership in the Alpha Omicron Chapter is offered to select Temple health studies majors who have maintained a GPA of at least 2.5. Additionally, students majoring in therapeutic recreation have an opportunity to participate in a majors club, and affiliate with the student sections of local and national professional organizations related to therapeutic recreation.
Physical Education Department
The Physical Education Undergraduate Major's Association (PEUMA) is a professional organization created to develop fellowship, broaden the cognitive interest of the discipline of human movement, exercise students' rights to participate in the democratic process of the department, and promote professional cooperation among students, faculty, and alumni/ae. Membership is open to all undergraduate physical education majors.
Sport Management and Leisure Studies Department
The Sport Management and Leisure Studies Club (SLS) is designed to expose sport and recreation management and tourism and hospitality management majors to the professional realm through participation in career fairs, networking, and familiarity with available resources. The SLS Club strives to create a learning environment which fosters collegiality and a sense of community. Membership is open to all undergraduates majoring in sport management and leisure studies.
Although there is no formal majors association in the dance department, all dance students are offered the opportunity to participate in the democratic process through membership in department committees and assemblies.
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Policies and Regulations
University policies and regulations generally apply to all undergraduate students and provide a framework within which schools and colleges may specify further conditions or variations appropriate to students in their courses or programs. Policies specific to HPERD follow.
Academic Grievance Procedure
The purpose of an academic grievance procedure is to protect a student from erroneous, inconsistent, or prejudiced academic evaluation. The College of HPERD has established a grievance process which ensures that students are informed of their rights and responsibilities in cases where College or faculty decisions or behaviors are questioned or challenged.
In general, a student should attempt a resolution through discussion with the instructor. Failing an agreement, the student may seek the intervention of the program coordinator or ombudsperson. If unresolved at this level, a formal, written complaint is filed with the department chair. If unresolved at the department level, the Associate Dean convenes a College-wide academic grievance committee to review the grievance and recommend a solution to the Dean of the College, whose decision for the College is final.
For further information and a copy of the Academic Grievance Policies and Procedures, students should contact the Associate Dean for Academic Programs in Room 109, Pearson Hall.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Students who complete a minimum of 12 graded semester hours and earn semester GPAs of 3.50 or above will be placed on the Dean's List. Students who earn I's or NR's for that semester will not be eligible. Dean's List students are notified by letter and their names are posted on academic bulletin boards.
Note: Credit/No Credit courses (CR/NC) and "NR's" and "I's" are not included in the calculation of Dean's List eligibility (12 s.h.).
A student may be placed on probation for any of the following reasons:
A student may be placed on probation no more than two semesters in a row or a maximum of three semesters.
A student may be dismissed for any of the following reasons:
A student who has been dismissed for failure to meet the University's minimum GPA requirement is not permitted to register for any course at Temple University during the period of exclusion. This prohibition includes summer, evening, and continuing education classes.
Students dismissed from the College of HPERD with a cumulative GPA above 2.0 may be eligible to transfer to another college or program within Temple University. However, they will not be permitted to register for courses in HPERD unless the courses are needed to fulfill requirements in another department or program.
Roster for Students on Academic Probation
Students on probation normally are registered for 12 semester hours. A load greater than 12 semester hours may be rostered if a course is being repeated or is needed for graduation. Permission of the adviser, the chairperson, and the Associate Dean is required to register for more than 12 credits while on probation.
Review: In the semester prior to a student's anticipated graduation date, the student must make an appointment with an academic adviser to review outstanding obligations and requirements needed for graduation. The adviser will guide the student in the completion of a summary sheet which lists courses to be taken in the final semester(s). Those who anticipate graduation in May should schedule an appointment early the previous fall semester, and August/January graduates should schedule an appointment the previous spring semester.
Application: Early in the semester in which degree requirements are to be completed, an application for graduation must be completed and submitted to the student's academic adviser. Applications are available from departmental academic advisers. The deadline for filing is mid-October for January graduation, mid-February for May graduation, and mid-June for August graduation.
Courses Inapplicable to Graduation Requirements
Semester hours in SRAP, ELECT, or Math 0015 do not count toward the minimum number of credits required for graduation.
Students transferring from another school or college within Temple University must have a 2.25 GPA and must be making satisfactory progress toward a degree to be accepted into the College of HPERD. Students interested in majoring in dance must pass an audition. Students interested in physical education should first meet with an adviser in that department to investigate the program options and available openings. Students interested in health studies should first meet with the Health Studies undergraduate academic adviser. Interviews with Health Studies faculty may be required for students transferring into the therapeutic recreation program. Most schools have a specific period each semester during which students may transfer to other colleges. Consult the 1998-99 Academic Calendar for transfer dates.
There are two types of readmission to the College:
Transfer Within HPERD
Students must be in good academic standing to transfer to another department within the College of HPERD.
Acceptance to other programs within the College is not automatic and may be limited by student achievement in specific courses and/or a maximum number of students allowed to be admitted to such programs as athletic training, teacher education, or therapeutic recreation.
Transfer From Outside the University
Students who wish to transfer into the College of HPERD from outside the University must be admitted through the University Admissions Office. Once admitted, transfer students are subject to the same rules and regulations as all other students in the College. Transfer credits are evaluated in the Admissions Office. Transfer students from junior, community, or other four-year colleges may transfer up to 64 semester hours. Generally, transfer students must complete a minimum of four semesters at Temple to meet most program requirements.
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Undergraduate Advising Center:
Health Studies/Sport Management and Leisure Studies adviser
310 Vivacqua Hall (215-204-6299)
Physical Education Advisers:
135 Pearson Hall (215-204-1953)
140 Pearson Hall (215-204-8713)
309-E Vivacqua Hall (215-204-6281)
Each department assigns an academic adviser to work with undergraduate majors. The advisers are available to answer questions about the curriculum; help students fulfill department and University requirements; discuss professional goals; help select courses; and, for transfer students, review the evaluation of transfer credits. While the College seeks to avoid errors in advising, it is the student's responsibility to know University and College requirements as listed in official University publications and updated through department handbooks and flyers.
The College of HPERD supports an Undergraduate Advising Center for Health Studies and Sport Management and Leisure Studies students, located in 310 Vivacqua Hall. Information on all of the programs in the College of HPERD is available at the Center for any undergraduate student.
Students are urged to consult their advisers immediately regarding academic difficulties.
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Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree
The College of HPERD offers two degrees:
The B.S. is conferred upon recommendation of the faculty. Students must satisfactorily complete 128 semester hours of credit, and achieve at least a 2.25 cumulative GPA and a 2.50 GPA in the major.
The B.F.A. is conferred upon recommendation of the faculty, satisfactory completion of 125 semester hours of credit, and achievement of at least a 2.25 cumulative GPA and a 2.50 GPA in the major.
The 128 credits (B.S.) and 125 credits (B.F.A.) earned must satisfy:
HPERD Courses Which Satisfy University Core Requirements
Sport Management and Leisure Studies:
Sport Management and Leisure Studies
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (1st level)
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (2nd level)
STUDIES IN RACE
State Certification for Teaching in the Public Schools
The specific curricula in health studies and physical education that are designed to prepare licensed teachers and lead to the B.S. degree are organized to meet the standards established by the State Department of Education in Pennsylvania for the Instructional I Certificate.
It should also be noted that, through reciprocal recognition, credentials awarded by Pennsylvania are honored by many other states as well. The teacher preparation programs in the College of HPERD for health studies and physical education are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
During students' final semesters of work, and after the Dean's Office has received their notices of anticipated graduation, those majoring in teacher preparation programs in health studies or physical and health education will receive instructions for processing the application for a teacher's certificate. The application is completed by the student and returned to the College of HPERD. Immediately following confirmation of the degree, the Dean's Office will complete the processing of the application form and will forward it through the College of Education to the State Department of Education, recommending the issuance of the Instructional I Certificate.
All students seeking certification are required to pass standardized competency tests to be eligible for teaching certification.
Students holding a substandard certificate and working toward an Instructional I Certificate must be enrolled in a certification program within the College if they wish the College of HPERD to endorse their application for the certificate
Other Areas of Certification
Additional certifications are available with a B.S. degree in
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