Kinesiology and Sports Studies B.S.

The 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 314, and HHPK 315). The Admissions Committee 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.
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 1301Foundations of Kinesiology 3
HHPK 1338Concepts of Physical Activity 3
HHPK 1306First Aid and Safety 3
HHPK 2356Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries *3
HHPK 250Physical Activity Skill I: Conditioning, Individual and Dual Sports3
HHPK 251GLB/Physical Activity Skills II: Team Sports.3
HHPK 302Adapted Physical Education3
HHPK 304Motor Development *3
HHPK 314Teaching Methods in Physical Education I *3
HHPK 315Teaching Methods in Physical Education II *3
HHPK 335Kinesiology *4
HHPK 350Motor Learning and Motor Control *3
HHPK 417Measurement and Evaluation *3
HHPK 444Administration of Kinesiology and Sports Programs3
HHPK 450Exercise Physiology *4
Pre-Internship classes for PETE Concentration
PSY 300Learning Processes and Development3
HHPK 424Technology in Physical Education3
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 2402Hum Anatomy/Physiology II (Grade of "C" or higher required)
Total Hours120
Concentration 2: Human Performance
Students must have a grade of "C" or better in all major and support courses. 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 1301Foundations of Kinesiology 3
HHPK 1338Concepts of Physical Activity 3
HHPK 1306First Aid and Safety 3
HHPK 2356Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries *3
HHPK 250Physical Activity Skill I: Conditioning, Individual and Dual Sports3
HHPK 251GLB/Physical Activity Skills II: Team Sports.3
HHPK 304Motor Development *3
HHPS 317Group Exercise Instruction3
or HHPS 318 Individual Exercise Instruction
HHPH 331Nutrition3
HHPK 335Kinesiology *4
HHPK 350Motor Learning and Motor Control *3
HHPK 417Measurement and Evaluation *3
HHPK 450Exercise Physiology *4
HHPK 451Topics in Exercise Science *4
Choose any two FRA classes2
Required support courses (Students must have a grade of “C” or better in all support courses.)
US-Hum Anatomy/Physiology I
Hum Anatomy/Physiology II
Survey of General Chemistry
and Experimental Survey of General Chemistry: Laboratory Section
General and Quantitative Chemistry I
and General and Quantitative Chemistry Laboratory I
and General Chemistry Tutorial I
US-College Algebra
PHYS 1401College Physics I4
Electives within the major
Choose 3 courses from the following:9
Sport Psychology
Substance Use & Abuse
Adapted Physical Education
Introduction to Coaching
Health and Kinesiology for Children
Survey of Human Diseases *
Administration of Kinesiology and Sports Programs
GLB/Social Justice in Health
Minor required18
Total Hours120