Liberal Studies in Health
B.S. Liberal Studies: Athletic Coaching Concentration
The athletic coaching education program is comprised of three distinct levels of specialization designed to meet the needs of all students interested in pursuing an education in the mastery of coaching. The Bachelor of Science liberal studies degree is also available with a concentration in athletic coaching. These programs were developed for students who intend to coach in interscholastic programs, youth sport or community recreation programs. It is not a degree program in physical education, but rather a specialized curriculum designed to provide those interested in coaching with a fundamental, educationally sound basis from which to pursue their coaching goals. The program is open to all students; however, the athletic coaching verification was specifically designed for education majors who want to combine coaching expertise with a teaching degree. Many non-education majors have found the athletic coaching program minor and certification to be an excellent addition to their current major. This program is offered only at the Clarion campus.
B.S. Liberal Studies: Athletic Training Concentration
The athletic training, sports, and wellness programs are designed to give the student a solid foundation for success in this expanding field. Graduates work as athletic trainers, administrators, or fitness directors at fitness clubs and YMCA/YWCAs, manage sports teams, run municipal recreation departments, and serve as coaches. Students can choose from a variety of options including either a bachelor's degree program in athletic training, a liberal studies degree with concentrations in athletic coaching or sports management, a minor in sports management, or athletic coaching (which includes a National Level III Certification). This program is offered only at the Clarion campus.
B.S. Liberal Studies: Community Services Concentration
The community services concentration within the liberal studies Baccalaureate degree is designed to meet a variety of student needs. Having a transdisciplinary orientation, combining rehabilitation, psychology and sociology, the program allows students to select courses from these disciplines based upon specific interests and future career goals. Those who have an interest in human services, sociology, or psychology but have not targeted a specific post-graduate outcome would also benefit from the interdisciplinary approach of the concentration. This concentration targets students who seek work in a variety of community agencies after graduation, or who want to continues their education with graduate study. This program is offered at the Clarion campus and online.
Minor in Athletic Coaching
Students in the athletic coaching minor are provided with extensive opportunities to develop sound health habits and life-long skills in a variety of sports and other physical activities. The minor in athletic coaching minor requires 18 credits in health and physical education coursework. This minor is offered only at the Clarion campus.