When does the semester start and end? When are holidays?
View the Kean University Academic Calendar to
Q. Is a “D”
an acceptable grade for ENG 1030, COMM 1102, Math 1010 and PED 2800?
minimum grade of “C” is required for all the above courses except PED 2800 which require a grade of a “B.”
Q. Is Praxis I
Fall 2010, all freshman & new transfers will be required to pass
Praxis I, one of the admission requirements for Physical Education
majors. Previously enrolled students do need not to take the Praxis
Q. Is there any review
or preparation assistance available for Praxis I?
contact Geri DeSapio in Hennings Hall 442 (HH-442) for more
Q. Is Praxis II
(test # 0856) must be passed before the start of the senior student
teaching experience. It is not required for admission into the
Physical Education major. Passing scores must be submitted by
November 1 for the spring student teaching experience and August 1
for the Fall internship.
Q. Is the 2.75 GPA
required for filing the fieldwork application?
can apply with a 2.70 GPA and the completion of 60 credits. You must
attain the 2.75 GPA and achieve declared major status prior to the
start of the junior fieldwork.
Q. I'm a transfer
student, so is my GPA determined by combining my Kean GPA with my
in regard to admission to the major is determined only by your Kean
GPA. If your GPA at your previous institution was below 2.75, than
your Kean GPA must be based on a minimum of 24 credits. If your
previous GPA was above a 2.75 GPA than your Kean GPA can be
determined by a minimum of 16 credits.
Q. Are PED 1500 (Motor
Learning) and PED 2500 (Biomechanics) required for admission to the
course is required for admission. However, one or both should be
passed prior to enrolling in PED 3610 and 3690.
Q. Is a “D” an
acceptable grade in any major courses?
major courses must have a minimum of a “C” grade and PED 2800 will
require a minimum of a “B-“ status.
Q. Can I pursue the Program and play sports at the
same time ?
Due to the complexity of the Program, students can
participate in sports but it will take a minimum of 5 years.
Q. What will my status be if I transfer from another
All transfer students must meet with the Program
Director to determine their placement status. Transfer students
wishing to transfer courses intended to fulfill specific Athletic
Training course requirements must have those courses evaluated by
the Program Director. Any such course must satisfy all the same
competencies in the course offered by Kean University. General
Education courses will be evaluated by the Office of the Dean of the
College of Education. Clinical experiences will also be reviewed by
the Program Director. These must be documented and must have been
under the direct supervision of an BOC Certified Athletic Trainer.
As stated in the undergraduate catalog, a minimum of 32 degree
credits including 1/2 of major requirements, must be earned at Kean.
Q. Is there financial aid available ?
The Program has no direct financial support for
students at this time. Students who qualify can get financial
support through the Office of Financial Aid. Scholarships are
available through affiliated professional organizations but a
student must qualify and then earn these awards. It is very
important that students understand this and it is more important
that their parents understand the need for their full support during
the students sophomore, junior and senior years.
Q. What is the passing rate on the BOC Certification
Exam of Kean University graduates?
The overall passing rate on the BOC Certification
Exam since its inception in 1981 is 89%. Since the last
accreditation (2004) the passing rate is 95%.
Q. What is the GPA requirement for admission into the
Recreation Administration Program?
A. The Recreation Administration program requires students to
have a 2.5 GPA to declare and graduate as a recreation major.
Students must also have a 2.5 GPA to be eligible for the Practicum
and Internship field experiences.
Q. Are there any other admission requirements?
A. Potential majors must sit in an interview with either Dr.
Valentine or Dr. Stavola-Daly and complete an initial assessment
Q. What if I do not have a 2.5 GPA, can I still take
courses in the major?
A. If a student does not have a 2.5 GPA, a student can declare
Recreation as an intended major until the student has a 2.5 GPA. The
student can take only those courses that do not have a specific GPA
Q. What grade is a student required to maintain in
A. All students are required to achieve a C or better in all
major courses with the exception of the field experiences which
require students maintain a B or better. If a student gets a grade
below the required grade, the student must re-take the major course.
Q. Are there any other courses that have a grade
A. Students should have a B- or better in ENG 1030. All TR/Pre-OT
prerequisites require a grade of “B” or better. Students must also
have a C or better in all science courses.
Q. Can I follow the Pre OT/TR guide sheet as a
A. No. Students who transfer into the University with an
Associate’s Degree cannot be a TR/Pre-OT major. The student must be
a Recreation Administration-TR major and apply for the OT program as
a graduate student.
Q. Who is my advisor?
A. Students who are majoring in the Commercial and Community
options are assigned to Dr. John Valentine for advisement. Students
who are in TR/TR Pre-OT option, in the Gerontology Certificate
program and graduating seniors (all options) are assigned to Dr.
Stavola Daly for advisement.
Q. How many hours are required for the field classes
and does the Department help with field placements?
A. REC 3910 Practicum requires 145 hours of field work. REC 4510
Internship requires 480 hours for Commercial and Community
recreation option majors. As of Fall 2010, all TR and TR/Pre OT
option majors must complete a 560 hour internship. The faculty does
assist students in identifying all field placements and approves all
Q. What certifications will I be eligible for with a
degree in Recreation Administration?
A. Students who graduate with a degree in Recreation
Administration TR/TR Pre-OT Options are eligible to sit for the
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) exam administered
by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC).
Students who graduate with the Community Recreation or the
Commercial Recreation Options are eligible to sit for the Certified
Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) exam and the NJ Board of
Examiners Recreation Administrator and Recreation Supervisor exams.
Details about eligibility requirements should be discussed with the
Recreation Administration advisors.
Q. What is the process if I already have a degree but
need to take courses to get certified in Therapeutic Recreation?
A. If a student already has a degree but wants to become
eligible for the CTRS certification, the student must apply to Kean
as a 2nd degree major in Recreation Administration TR Option. The
student does not have to complete the full degree but will have to
take the credits required to be eligible to sit for the
certification exam. Basically most students must take at least 18
credits in recreation with 15 of those credits in Therapeutic
Recreation, but there may be other supportive course work credits
required. The decision on credit requirements is based on the
student’s feedback from NCTRC and the Kean advisor’s assessment.
Q. How do I get to the Health Education office?
A. Health Education is located in Hennings Hall (HH), 4th floor,
Q. What type of services does Health Education
A. We provide a variety of services to meet students’ needs,
such as course overloads into closed classes (with instructor’s
permission), and referrals to various resources on campus.
Q. Who is eligible to apply for a health education
A. All current Kean students, including transfer students are
eligible to apply. Please contact Dr. Elisha Nixon, the coordinator,
for more information.
When can I apply?
We prefer that students
apply upon declaration of their major. However, students are
permitted to inquire about and apply for the minor anytime.
If I want to apply should I meet with my advisor for my major?
A. Yes, the earlier you identify your interest in health, the
better. Meeting with your advisor will en able you to cover
information about health in general including possible career
Q. How will obtaining a minor in health education
enhance my major and/or career opportunities in community-based
A. Health Education is a field of study that draws heavily from
various interrelated academic disciplines in education, humanities,
and natural and applied health science. Community-based
organizations rely on its employees/volunteers to apply knowledge
derived from interdisciplinary or related curriculum to enhance the
lives of children and adults in school, worksite, and
community-based settings. The health minor is a valuable stepping
stone to an entry level career in sports medicine, health
counseling, public health, nursing, and other allied health