Learn Outside the Classroom
Physical education majors receive extensive field experience prior to student teaching. Opportunities to observe and participate as a teacher are provided at outstanding schools in the Buffalo metropolitan area. The student teaching experience culminates with workshops in multicultural education, school violence prevention, drug and alcohol awareness, resume and job search techniques, and preparation for the New York State Teacher's Exam.
Non-teaching majors may complete outstanding internships with organizations such as the Buffalo Bills, Sabres, Bisons and other professional sports teams.
Service-learning provides additional hands-on experience. Students may choose to assist with after-school programs for latch-key kids, organize a children’s hockey league, teach sound nutrition and health habits or participate in similar activities.
Additionally, Phys Ed Majors Club members attend and present model classes at state and national conferences and workshops. They also bring in guest speakers and volunteer at local community events and service agencies.