Kinesiology and Sports Studies B.A./B.S.

The B.A./B.S. in kinesiology and sports studies has two concentrations.  Concentration 1: Physical Education Teacher Education - all-level certification is designed to prepare teachers for early childhood through grade twelve in physical education. Concentration 2: Human Performance  is designed to prepare individuals for graduate school (e.g. kinesiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy). A graduate should possess the following competencies:

  1. knowledge basic and relative to human body function and movement;
  2. knowledge in program planning, essential knowledge and skills, teaching methods, and evaluation;
  3. knowledge of concepts of fitness;
  4. skill in a variety of physical activities; and
  5. an acceptable level of physical fitness.
Concentration 1: Physical Education Teacher Education
Students pursuing the PETE major must fulfill program admission requirements before being allowed to enroll in teacher preparation courses within the department (HHPK 304, 314, and 315). The Admissions Committee meets quarterly and includes faculty from the Department of Health & Human Performance. Admission is based on professional references, a written personal statement, cumulative grade point average, and other items listed on the application. The Admissions Committee also considers grades in major and minor courses, the difficulty of prior course work, trends in performance, and adherence to the student code. There are no minimum cutoff levels on any one criterion; committee members review all of these factors in assessing a candidate's potential to succeed in the program as well as in the classroom. Deadlines for application materials will be posted on the departmental website at the beginning of each semester.
Secondary and All-Level Education
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All-Level Teacher Certification in Physical Education
Students MUST have and maintain a 2.5 overall and major GPA in order to take 300- and 400- level classes in the program.
Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Required courses in the major
HHPK 144Foundations of Kinesiology3
HHPK 154Concepts of Physical Activity3
HHPK 211First Aid and Safety3
HHPK 213Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries3
HHPK 250PHYS ACT SKILL I: COND IND/DUA3
HHPK 251PHYS ACT SKILLS II: TEAM SPORT *3
HHPK 302Adapted Physical Activity *3
HHPK 304Motor Development *3
HHPK 314Teaching Methods in Physical Education I3
HHPK 315Teaching Methods in Physical Education II3
HHPK 335Kinesiology *4
HHPK 350Motor Learning and Motor Control *3
HHPK 417Measurement and Evaluation *3
HHPK 444Administration of Kinesiology and Sports Programs *3
HHPK 450Exercise Physiology *4
Pre-Internship classes for PETE Concentration
ETEC 424Integrating Tech into Curricul3
PSY 300Learning Processes and Development3
RDG 380Comprehension and Vocabulary in Middle and High Schools3
SED 300Teaching Profession3
Internship semester for PETE concentration
ELED 452Student Teaching in Field-Based Teacher Education Programs3
SED 400Pedagogy and Classroom Management in Field-based Environments3
SED 401Technology Infused Curriculum and Assessment in Field-based Environments3
SED 404Secondary Teaching Practicum3
SED 405Secondary Residency in Teaching3
Required support courses
Choose any FRA class1
HHPH 331Nutrition3
Required US Science Courses
BSC 2401US-Hum Anatomy/Physiology I (Grade of "C" or higher required)
BSC 2402US-Hum Anatmy/Physiology II (Grade of "C" or higher required)
Total Hours120
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 Refer to prerequisite.

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 Secondary and All-Level Education

Concentration 2: Human Performance
Core Curriculum Courses
See the Core Curriculum Requirements42
Required courses in the major
HHPK 144Foundations of Kinesiology3
HHPK 154Concepts of Physical Activity3
HHPK 211First Aid and Safety3
HHPK 213Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries3
HHPK 250PHYS ACT SKILL I: COND IND/DUA3
HHPK 251PHYS ACT SKILLS II: TEAM SPORT3
HHPK 302Adapted Physical Activity *3
HHPK 304Motor Development *3
HHPS 317Individual and Group Exercise Instruction3
HHPK 451Topics in Exercise Science4
HHPK 335Kinesiology *4
HHPK 350Motor Learning and Motor Control *3
HHPK 417Measurement and Evaluation *3
HHPK 444Administration of Kinesiology and Sports Programs *3
HHPK 450Exercise Physiology *4
Required support courses
CHEM 1305Survey of General Chemistry3
CHEM 1105Experimental Survey of General Chemistry: Laboratory Section1
CHEM 1307Survey of Organic and Biochemistry3
CHEM 1107Experimental Survey of Organic and Biochemistry: Laboratory Section1
Choose any FRA class1
HHPH 331Nutrition3
Required US Science Courses
US-Hum Anatomy/Physiology I (Grade of "C" or higher required.)
US-Hum Anatmy/Physiology II (Grade of "C" or higher required.)
Required US Math Course
US-College Algebra
Minor required18
Total Hours120
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 Refer to prerequisite.