Message from the Department Chairman
I would like to welcome you to the Department of Health, Physical Education and Movement Science. We are located in the state-of-the-art Pratt Recreation Center on the LIU Post campus.
The mission of the Department of Health, Physical Education and Movement Science is to carefully prepare competent, qualified and caring teachers to meet the ever-growing needs for wellness, motor proficiency and fitness in a pluralistic society for a K-12 school population. To achieve its mission, the Department has attracted a cadre of highly qualified and respected faculty who specialize in the related disciplines of health and physical education. The faculty are exemplary teachers who, through personal attention, diligence and expertise, create an optimal pedagogical climate where students strive to achieve their full potential as highly qualified educators. Students not only acquire and appreciate the major theoretical concepts in health, fitness and motor skills, they also gain extensive authentic field experiences to facilitate the fusion of theory and practice.
To infuse and innovate their pedagogical techniques with emerging philosophies and state-of-the-art practices, faculty members are avidly engaged in scholarly pursuits. Their research activities have been published in many prestigious refereed journals and reflected in diverse presentations.
A major strength of the Department is that the faculty are deeply interested in the welfare and success of their students. In addition the Department has established excellent partnerships with a number of school districts, thereby greatly facilitating the employment opportunities for the graduates.
Please browse through our Web site if you wish to learn more about our program and its three undergraduate degree options. If you wish to become a health, physical education or dual major, I will gladly meet with you to discuss your career plans.
Frank Brady, Ed.D.
Department of Health, Physical Education and Movement Science
College of Education, Information and Technology