The professional preparation program in Health leading to the Bachelor of Science degree requires a minimum of 124 credit hours and is divided into three general areas of study: General Education, Health, and Professional Education.
A minimum of 40 semester hours in general education courses is required for all students in the Kinesiology program. General Education requirements include demonstration of competency in written communication, mathematics, oral communication, computer literacy and critical thinking through examination and/or completion of specific courses. In addition, students must complete the following group requirements: two courses in the natural sciences (one must have a lab), one must be BIO 1510, one course in historical studies, two courses in the social sciences, one course in foreign culture, one course in the visual and performing arts, and one course in philosophy and letters. Freshmen and students transferring 12 or fewer credits must also complete a course titled, The University and its Libraries.Specific General Education requirements are listed in the University Bulletin and in the Schedule of Classes.
The professional preparation program in Health Education is a Teacher Certification Track for students who plan to teach health education. Students who complete all of the requirements of this track are certified to teach health education at the secondary level. Students must complete:
- The Common Core and Specialized Core requirements as outlined in the curriculum sheets
- Maintain a 2.4 grade point average, overall and in the major
- Earn a "C" or better in BIO 1510, All Health and Education courses and in all minor courses. A grade of "C-" does not meet this requirement.
See the curriculum sheet and your academic advisor to determine specific Professional Education requirements. Students must earn a "C" or better in Education courses, and grades of "C-" or below do not meet this requirement information.
Further information may be obtained by emailing Dr. Mariane Fahlman.