Bachelor of Science in Education - Physical Education with a concentration in Exercise Science

Degree Description

The exercise science concentration in physical education is designed to prepare students to assume positions as exercise and fitness professionals.  This concentration is also well-suited as a pre-professional program for students interested in further pursuing a career in physical therapy, occupational therapy, prosthetics, orthotics, and medicine.  Additionally, the exercise science concentration will prepare students for research intensive exercise science graduate programs in exercise physiology, biomechanics, physical activity, and others.

Courses required for major (core curriculum)

In addition to the general education requirements, the following courses must be taken:

PE 1800Fitness for Living

3 credits

PE 2210Group Exercise

2 credits

PE 2220Theory and Practice of Teaching Resistance Training

2 credits

PE 2400Human Physiology & Anatomy I

4 credits

PE 2430Foundations in Physical Education

3 credits

PE 2500Human Physiology and Anatomy II

4 credits

PE 2800Motor Behavior

3 credits

PE 3040Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

3 credits

PE 3900Motivation for Physical Activity

3 credits

PE 4010/PE 8016Laboratory Methods in Exercise Science

6 credits

PE 4150Adapted Physical Education Theory and Practice

3 credits

PE 4630Biomechanics

3 credits

PE 4800Exercise Leader Practicum I

3 credits

PE 4910Internship in Exercise Science

6 credits

PE 4930/PE 8936Measurement and Evaluation of Physical Education

3 credits

PE 4940/PE 8946Physiology of Exercise

3 credits

HPER 3090Applied Nutrition

3 credits

HED 3030First Aid

3 credits

HED 4550/GERO 4550/GERO 8556/WGST 4550/HED 8556Health Aspects of Aging

3 credits

PHYS 1110General Physics I with Algebra

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

CHEM 1120Strategies in Chemical Problem Solving

2 credits

PSYC 1010Introduction to Psychology I

3 credits

 

and select four hours of physical activity from:

PEA 111PModern Dance

1 credit

PEA 111QBallet

1 credit

PEA 111TYoga I

1 credit

PEA 111SRelaxation Techniques

1 credit

PEA 111VBeginning/Intermediate Swimming

1 credit

PEA 111ZBackpacking & Camping

1 credit

PEA 112DPilates Matwork

1 credit

PEA 112HBallroom Dance I

1 credit

PEA 112IT’ai Chi for Movement Improvement

1 credit

PEA 112LWalking/Jogging

1 credit

PEA 112NZumba

1 credit

PEA 112PIndoor Cycling

1 credit

PEA 112QHip Hop

1 credit

PEA 112VMindfulness Meditation

1 credit

and 15 hours of professional electives approved by the advisor.

 

Students must complete all required course work, both general and professional, with a minimum GPA of 2.5 before applying for their practicum experiences.  Prior to graduation, all exercise science course work must be completed with a least a 2.5 overall GPA and no grade below “C-“.