The physical education department offers activity classes for all able bodied students. All students are required to complete at least one semester hour in physical education activity classes to satisfy graduation requirements. A maximum of four semester credits in physical education activity classes may be applied toward the 64 semester credits needed for graduation. The physical education major may apply a maximum of eight semester credits toward graduation. These credits must come from each of four different areas of physical education activity classes: aquatic, fitness, outdoor and individual sport.
The physical education department prepares students for transfer to higher level institutions and provides activities in the basic education program that instill the knowledge, values, and skills necessary to promote an active and healthy lifestyle throughout life.
The physical education major program offers areas of concentration in teaching, exercise science (nonteaching), and health.
Core Performance Standards for Admission and Progression
Critical thinking: Critical thinking ability to exercise non-clinical and clinical judgment in a timely manner.
Interpersonal: Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact professionally and therapeutically with peers, faculty, staff, administrators, patients/clients, families, and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural, and intellectual backgrounds.
Communication: Communication skills sufficient for interaction with peers, faculty, staff, administrators, patients/clients, families, and groups in verbal, nonverbal and written form.
Mobility: Physical abilities sufficient to move from room to room, safely perform treatments/procedures, and assist patients/clients; lift and transfer patients/clients; manipulate equipment; walk and/or stand for extended periods of time.
Motor skills: Gross and fine motor skills sufficient to provide safe and effective patient/client care.
Hearing: Auditory ability sufficient to monitor and safely assess health needs.
Visual: Visual ability with or without corrective lenses sufficient for observation and assessment necessary in safe patient/client care.
Tactile: Tactile ability sufficient for physical assessment of patient/ client care.
Professionalism: The ability to understand and demonstrate sufficient respect for others in non-verbal, verbal, and written communications in the classroom, laboratory, clinical settings, in the Casper College community, and in related public settings. The ability to demonstrate sufficient understanding of the cumulative effect that behavior, appearance, and communication has on the health science professional image.