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Health/Physical Education AOC

Be More - Do More, Embrace a healthy future!
The health and physical education program is designed to introduce you to core concepts and content that will help you develop into a high quality k-12 health and physical education teacher. The program centers on the development of you! Working on the skills, dispositions, and knowledge base you will need to succeed here at ACM and at your transfer institution.
Director of Athletics and Physical Education
Location: GYMNASIUM (G) 160
What will you learn?
  • Human anatomy physiology and function and how it relates to human performance.
  • Fundamental educational principles and how they relate to teaching health any physical education.
  • First aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to provide quality first responder care in case of an emergency.
  • Health related fitness components and how the impact your personal health.
What will you do?
  • Evaluate your personal health and create a fitness plan.
  • Create a written lesson plan
  • Teach a lesson
  • Analyze and examine the bodies various systems and how proper exercise and nutrition impacts human health.
  • Perform high quality CPR.

Why ACM?

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Program Details

The Health and Physical Education Program is designed to help introduce and develop students seeking to transfer to a four-year institution and seek a career in health and physical education. We are constantly working on updating our content and pedagogy to address the ever changing needs of our students as well as the changing needs of the academic world. Student to teacher ratio is generally low giving each class a personal feel. We pride ourselves in our ability to get to know and develop our students to reach their fullest potential.

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Program Goals & Learning Outcomes
Program Goals
  • Analyze and evaluate current health and wellness trends.
  • Identify, recognize, explain, evaluate and analyze the 5 Health Related Fitness Components, the Seven Dimensions of Wellness, Weight Management, and Nutrition.
  • Identify, explain, analyze, create, and perform foundational health and physical education knowledge.
  • Perform First Aid and CPR
  • Discuss, examine, and analyze basic human biology, anatomy and performance
Learning Outcomes
  • Summarize and analyze current issues in health and wellness.
  • Research a topic, create a presentation, and present the topic to the class.
  • Create a personal fitness program.
  • Create a personal fitness program based off of a case study.
  • Evaluate personal fitness levels and analyze personal health with a fitness report.
  • Generate a philosophy of health and wellness.
  • Create a lesson plan
  • Teach a lesson
    • Become certified in both first aid and CPR.
    • Generate a workout that indicates what muscles groups are working, why they would benefit from the workout, and explain the importance of technique.

Meet the Faculty

Our experienced, knowledgeable faculty are excited to share their expertise with you and prepare you to succeed in the diverse, dynamic field of Health and Physical Education.

Tommie Reams
Assistant Professor

Gymnasium 160

A.S., Allegany College of Maryland
B.S., Frostburg State University
M.A., (Physical Education) Ball State University
M.A., (Administration) Frostburg State University

Courtney Crislip
Sports Information Coordinator / Assistant Professor Health and Physical Education Faculty

Gymnasium 170

A.A., Allegany College of Maryland
B.S., Frostburg State University
M.Ed., Frostburg State University

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