Majors and Minors

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Physical Education Major

The primary aim of this program is to prepare majors through the acquisition of knowledge, the development of skills and the development of a positive attitude toward activity and fitness that will enable them to perform effectively in a teaching role. Students will obtain knowledge about human movement, such as the physiology of muscular activity, the neural and kinesiological basis of movement, measurement and evaluation of motor performance and methodology of teaching motor skills; develop personal skills in a variety of activities in addition to teaching skills; and acquire sensitivity to, and understanding of, human relations in the learning environment by participating in a variety of laboratory and field experiences.

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Total Credits Required for Degree 124

Liberal Studies 30-40
Health Promotion Requirements 2

Additional Health Promotion Requirements 2
Health Promotion Electives 2
Choose from the following: 
     HP 216A Skating-Figure (1 cr.) or
HP 222 Hiking (1 cr.)

Required Courses in Major 32
Theory Courses 27
Physical Education Elective (300 level or above) 2
Activity Courses 5

Other Required Courses 16
HPER Electives 6
Any six credits at the 200 level or above offered in academic majors in the department. And HL 110 and RE 110. Choose in consultation with adviser. 

Minor 20