Physical Education

Resources

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RESOURCES

IL Licensure Testing Systems – licensure testing dates, registration, and study
www.icts.nesinc.com

Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE)
www.shapeamerica.org/

 

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Physical Education
Seaver Physical Education Center
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
815-394-5069
Fax:815-394-5140
Tammy Schiek, M.A.
TSchiek@rockford.edu

Teacher Education

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TEACHER EDUCATION

Students interested in becoming licensed to teach physical education at the elementary, middle or high school level must complete all the Rockford University requirements, physical education core requirements, a minor in secondary education, and additional general education requirements toward a Professional Educator’s License (PEL).

In addition, to receive a Professional Educator’s License (PEL) in Illinois, students must pass the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP), Content test, and the Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA) as required by the state of Illinois. Additional information including testing dates, registration information, and study guides are available at the IL Licensure Testing Systems website at www.icts.nesinc.com.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Physical Education
Seaver Physical Education Center
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
815-394-5069
Fax:815-394-5140
Tammy Schiek, M.A.
TSchiek@rockford.edu

Faculty

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FACULTY

Associate Professor of Physical Education
M.A., St. Xavier University
B.S., Rockford University
Phone: 815-394-5069
E-mail: TSchiek@rockford.edu
Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Schiek joined the Rockford Universityfaculty as an assistant professor in 2005. She completed her undergraduate work at Rockford  in 1987 earning a bachelor of science degree in physical education. Schiek taught physical education and mathematics to elementary, middle, and high school students for seventeen years in the Rockford area. She completed her graduate work at St. Xavier University in 2004 earning a master of art degree in educational leadership.
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
M.S., Seattle Pacific University
B.S., Seattle Pacific University
Phone: 815-394-5178
E-mail: ABoe@rockford.edu
Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Boe joined Rockford University in 2011 as an Adjunct Professor and then as an Assistant Professor in 2012. She earned her B.S. in Physical Education and Health and her M.S. in Exercise Science from Seattle Pacific University. She has taught Physical Education and coached elementary through high school students in Washington, Wisconsin and Illinois during the last 26 years. She has also worked as a Fitness Director, doing exercise testing and prescription, as well as developing fitness programs for various populations specializing in prenatal exercise.‌
Associate Professor of Physical Education
Ph.D., Madison University
M.S., United States Sports Academy
B.S., Plymouth State University
Phone: 815-226-4048
E-mail: JHunter@rockford.edu
Assistant Professor of Physical Education, Hunter joined the Rockford University faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2013. He completed his undergraduate work at Plymouth State University in 1990 earning a bachelor of science degree in Physical Education. Hunter completed his graduate work at the United States Sports Academy in 1993 earning a master of sports science in administration degree.  He then completed his Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Administration in 2005 from Madison University.  Hunter has taught physical education and sport management classes for 24 years at the collegiate level.  He has also coached men’s and women’s sports at the collegiate level for 24 years and has been named Coach of the Year nine times.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Physical Education
Seaver Physical Education Center
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
815-394-5069
Fax:815-394-5140
Tammy Schiek, M.A.
TSchiek@rockford.edu

Scholarships and Awards

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SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

For information on scholarships relevant to this department, please visit the Academic Catalog (pdf).

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Physical Education
Seaver Physical Education Center
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
815-394-5069
Fax:815-394-5140
Tammy Schiek, M.A.
TSchiek@rockford.edu

Careers and Internships

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CAREERS AND INTERNSHIPS

A wide range of career opportunities exists for graduates in physical education.

Students pursuing the exercise science track are introduced to careers in medical science, sport medicine, and personal training fields. Students will gain an understanding of how the body reacts to exercise and how to improve function and ability in others. Exercise science could be a springboard for graduate programs such as athletic training and sports medicine.

Students who pursue teaching licensure have found employment at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels in and around the region. Rockford University enjoys a strong reputation for its teacher preparation program.

Students who pursue sport management have found employment opportunities with professional and semi-professional sports organizations, park districts, youth groups, recreational centers, the YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs, fitness centers, and wellness clubs.

In addition, graduates in both programs of study are well prepared to pursue graduate studies. Many graduates have received graduate assistantships from universities around the region and country.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Physical Education
Seaver Physical Education Center
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
815-394-5069
Fax:815-394-5140
Tammy Schiek, M.A.
TSchiek@rockford.edu

Programs of Study

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PROGRAMS OF STUDY

The Department of Physical Education offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees with an emphasis in exercise science, teaching, or sport management. In addition, the Department of Physical Education offers minors in coaching, exercise science, health, and sport management. The program of study is focused on the art and science of human movement and sport, which includes these elements:

  • Activities which are part of the human lifestyle and are intertwined with our cultural heritage that help students acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to teach movement activities to future students.
  • Insights which enrich and expand students’ understanding of the anatomical, biomechanical, developmental, historical, pedagogical, philosophical, physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of motor performance.
  • Systematic study of teaching and learning theory, accompanied by supervised clinical and practicum experiences where concepts can be applied directly in a classroom or management setting.
  • Professional administrative skills necessary to conduct game tournaments at a variety of levels, provide organization to professional and amateur sport teams, obtain necessary skills to hire and supervise recreation employees, and support programming for all recreational levels of ability.

 

Major and Tracks/Concentrations:

  • Physical Education (B.A., B.S.) — concentrations in Coaching, Exercise Science, Health Education, Illinois Licensure (Physical Education), Sport Management

Physical Education Degree Requirements

Course Descriptions and Requirements
Rockford University’s Physical Education department offers students the opportunity to major in physical education with an emphasis in exercise science, sport management, or teaching.

 

More information in the Academic Catalog (pdf).

Search course offerings and descriptions

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Physical Education
Seaver Physical Education Center
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
815-394-5069
Fax:815-394-5140
Tammy Schiek, M.A.
TSchiek@rockford.edu

Physical Education

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION

At Rockford University, we understand the importance of physical activity in everyone’s life. So did our alumna, Jane Addams. From creating the country’s first playground at her social settlement Hull-House in Chicago to serving on the executive board of the National Playground Association, she paved the way for bringing physical activity into people’s everyday lives.

Our physical education program prepares competent students to excel in the fields of exercise science, sport management, and teaching. Physical Education majors choose between three tracks: exercise science, sport management, or teaching. Students pursuing exercise science are able to apply science concepts in a variety of exercise science professions and earn a Health minor. Students seeking sport management apply business concepts and principles in a sport setting and earn a Business minor. Students exploring teacher licensure are prepared to teach physical education at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels and earn a K-12 Education minor. Physical Education majors are engaged in authentic learning experiences and interdisciplinary coursework throughout their program of study which includes clinical settings and internships.  If you are interested in studying exercise science, sport management, or teaching physical education, consider joining the physical education team.

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Physical Education
Seaver Physical Education Center
5050 E. State St.
Rockford, IL 61108
815-394-5069
Fax:815-394-5140
Tammy Schiek, M.A.
TSchiek@rockford.edu